Thank You For Flying Air Lamb

We’ll be sproinging at an altitude of approximately three feet. Please fasten your seatbelts, and note that the captain has turned on the “no bleating” sign.

And if you look over to your right, you may be able to see a C.O.X.C.U…

Buh-bye now, Melissa W.



  1. LovesDogs says:

    Sproing, sproing, sproing, sproing……….

  2. Once again, I don’t know which is cuter: the photo or the caption. *sigh*

  3. Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuh noooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuh. I am afraid of flying…. and … will still be afraid …. no fault of this beauty…

  4. 260Oakley says:

    Spring Lamb

  5. skippymom says:

    I’d never seen a purple lamb,
    I’d never hoped to see one.
    But now I’ve seen a purple lamb,
    I wish that I could be one.

  6. Must be the hooves.

  7. When bunnies do this verticle sproinging for joy, it’s called a “binky”…I wonder if there is a name for this when adorable lambs do it? And “feel free to prance about the country” – LOL NTMTOM…

  8. Is it me, or is he smiling in the closeup there?? Looks like a teeny smile to me!!!

    *wishes she could boing like this little guy*

  9. GingerBean says:

    I swear the captions are better than the pictures sometimes. They MAKE the pictures.
    “you are now free to prance about the country” *snerk*

  10. catloveschanel says:

    We flying in first class
    Up in the sky
    got the Champagne
    Livin’ the life
    Glam-our-ous, Glam-our-ous Flouncy, Flouncy

  11. Lambkins is DEFINITELY smiling. Reminds me of the behbehs my uncle used to sneak into Gran’s kitchen so we could pet them.

  12. 260Oakley says:

    The airlines are always trying to fleece us.

  13. Cholmondeley says:

    Yeah, baby, PRONKIN’!!!!

    Sorry for my n00biness – I have no idea how to embed a video:

  14. Cholmondeley says:

    Wow. Didn’t see that coming, did I.

    [Isn’t it nice when things just kind of work? – Ed.]

  15. kibblenibble says:

    sproinging 😀

  16. Air Lamb has the best blankets.

  17. Newest member of the Cute Air alliance, codeshare with Bunway Airlines.

  18. Tony James says:

    Camille – it’s true, Air Lamb does have the best blankets. However, in these troubled times you will no longer be able to have them on your lap during the last hour of the flight, and you will have to submit to a full body scan to make sure you’re not carrying potentially-dangerous ruminants on flights originating from 14 countries on the government’s “Ooooh, scary” list.

  19. Mint sauce!

  20. skippymom says:

    Hon Glad, you are so naughty.

  21. Love that word, “sproinging”

  22. Your captain on this flight is Fuzzy Fuzzenberger.

  23. Sproinging… no bleating sign… prance about the country… *helpless with laughter*

  24. Transpogue says:

    Now prance!
    Prance, girl!
    Now prance!
    Prance, I say!!

  25. We love to sproing and it shows!

    Oh to be young and sproingy again.

  26. I think if you look up the word sproing, this would be what you see.

  27. Look up there! What is it? Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

    No! It’s a flying purple lamb!

    Watch out for fertilizer bombs!

  28. Queen of Dork says:

    *sproing* *sproing* *sproing*

  29. A picture like that in January reminds us that spring will show up eventually, though it sure doesn’t seem like it now.

  30. AntiGravityGoat says:

    Let’s see if my Goats In Trees play well here..

  31. resriechan says:

    Tony James: an “ooooh, scary” list !!!!

    Very very timely & descriptive of the present circumstances in ‘Murica!!!

    (Earworm du jour:

    “I like to be een America, ok by me, een America….”)

    (West Side Story…..)

  32. 260Oakley FTW again! I think some people just think in puns and she’s one of them. Nicely done. 😀

  33. Gamboling, capering and frolicking.

  34. Gah resriechan!!! After 3 months of listening/working on that show, I’d finally gotten the songs out of my head.

    And just when I thought I’d only have ‘Major General’ from Pirates stuck, now I have both.

    Smooches baby!

  35. … everything free een America!
    For a small fee een America….

  36. skippymom says:

    Theresa, I hope you meant “gambolling”. I would hate to think this little one is engaged in unsavory activities!

  37. resriechan says:

    @ Blondie: so sowwy but (as an irrepressible patriotic nutcase — daughter of a career Navy pilot, with approx 4 other relatives in the military — FROM both my Mom’s side/ family AND ALSO my dad’s side……………..)

    I’m really a sucker, for that song!! Plus they do it, so SARCASTICALLY ??!!!!

    (I’m also a sucker for semi-saccharine films such as 7 Brides/ 7 Brothers…..The Music Man, etc, etc…..pretty sickening, I understand…………maybe it’s the fault of me brudders who are all cynical, macho & entirely dismiss girly musical films???)

  38. Von Zeppelin says:

    Resriechan, as the daughter of a Navy pilot, I am sure you recognize that Ensign Lamb is doing “carrier quals” (i.e., training for aircraft carrier landings) in these pics. Nose up, tailhook down, power on until the LSO give you the cut, slam into the flight deck without flaring.

    Your dad probably told you: “The Air Force has pilots. The Navy has AVIATORS.”

  39. Harrumph, yes, gambolling, by all means.

  40. biscuithead says:


    That would be
    Sproing Lamb

  41. i_wuvs_puttins says:

    We have begun our descent and are preparing to la-a-a-a-a-a-nd!

  42. 5^^now8ing says:

    Sproing! Sproing! Sproing! Yer right, I feel much better!

    VonZ: My dad was a Navy doctor on a carrier waaay back in 1953, and he still quotes the pilots as saying that!

    Maybe she’s a gamboling gambler! 😉

  43. I’m surprised no one has mentioned the wonderful eye makeup! Lovely, little lambchop!

  44. One thing is for sure; a sheep is not a creature of the air. They have enormous difficulty in the comparatively simple act of perchin’…As for flight, its body is totally unadapted to the problems of aviation.

  45. resriechan says:

    Von Z: nice memoire ya got there!

    Is that statement correllated, to the folllowing:

    “Dogs have owners; cats have staff”?????

  46. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan: Well, I’ve never heard of this “cats have staff” thing but I think it might be true. My cat just handed me my Work Statement for the week and the PPE which I’ll need to wear to accommplish the statement under the terms of KOSHA. (Kitty Occupational Safety & Health Administration). He also gave me the MSDS sheets for all chemicals which will be needed for me to assure that his litter area is up to par. Man, he’s so bossy.

  47. resriechan says:

    Way-ull, QoD: look at it this way. At least your cat GAVE you sufficient documentation/ notification in order to attempt to fulfill your job obligations.

    The TRUE worst-case scenario, would be if he simply let you attempt your job, without any supportive documentation…without alerting you to the necessary terms of success………………….

  48. oh man.

    that isn’t boing #1, you can tell

    he’s got some style going on

    boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing boing

    the days are just packed like that

  49. up Up & Awayyyyyyyyyyyyyy……………..

  50. SmitteCat says:

    Uh-oh… looks likes she’s coming in for a crash lambing!

  51. That’s my Baby. You should see her now, all grown up but still smiling. =)

  52. @reis: I for one, think you have excellent taste in musicals. So smoke that in your pipe & put that in! 😉

  53. It’s not a COXCU! It’s a PRANCE-HANCE!

  54. Martha in Washington says:

    @Chomodeley-have you ever tasted the drink “springbok”? It contains Amarula (a creamy liquor from S. Africa) and a green minty liquer (but NOT creme de menthe) YUHMMY!! And after a few you are springing like a bok!

    @resieichan-I too think you have wonderful taste in movies. My son is currently rehearsing “The Music Man” and two summers ago did “Pirates”-Pour oh pour the pirate sherry! Talk about your earworms!

  55. See and my first thought was “Baa Baa black sheep,” course I grew up in the Bronx, so we’re lucky I know that its in the general genus of a sheep/lamb:)

  56. This is truly some of your best work, NTMTOM! Heartily enjoyed it. *clapping*

    I’m with #53 too – total “Prance-Hance!” Lol! Love that.

    And Meli #51, we DO want to see. More pics plz!

  57. catloveschanel says:

    Yes, well done, Not Mike. I contacted Fergie, so that she would sing the Flouncy, Flouncy song, Glamourous. We’re like this, (symbol for crossed fingers), you know.

  58. Such a beautiful baby, Meli! I for one wouldn’t mind a a picture of her all growed up!

    Skippymom- wonderful poem!

    Theresa-gamboling or gamelon? Hm? Hm?

    Thanks for the Springbok video-I hadn’t seem then spring that high! One needs a ceiling on one’s Springbok pasture!

  59. resriechan says:

    To those affirming musicals:

    thx and YAY!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

  60. Sorcha the cat says:

    “I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the woods
    I Know I could
    Always be good
    To all who watch me on Que Teeeeeee”

    With thanks to George and Ira

    BTW, my dad, the Marine, said the Navy was just the transport service for the Marines.

  61. Tony James, you totally beat me to it!

  62. Dance, Billy, DANCE!!!

    I am the very model of a modern Major-Lamb-i-kins
    I’ve information vegetable but should I eat potato skins?
    I know the kings of England, and my coat makes sweaters warmical
    From Marathon to Waterloo, my wool is quite historical

    I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters except jellied mint
    I understand equations, but mint + jelly makes me away to sprint
    I use binomial theorem to figure out the optimal of happy bleats
    As I bounce o’er hills and smile at my so sheepish and athletic feats!

    As I bounce o’er hills and smile at my so sheepish and athletic feats!
    As I bounce o’er hills and smile at my so sheepish and athletic feats!
    As I bounce o’er hills and smile at my so sheepish and athletic flighty-feats!

    I’m very good at integral and differential calculus
    When my tummy hurts I know enough to nom on acidopholus
    In short, in matters “hey, stop shearing!”, quadrapeds, and chewing cud
    I am the very model of a modern Major-Lamb-i-kins

    In short, in matters “hey, stop shearing!”, quadrapeds, and chewing cud
    He is the very model of a modern Major-Lamb-i-kins

    [This is really good, Saffron, but I’m having trouble getting the meter to work. 😦 – Ed.]

  63. punkinberry says:

    @Saffron: Bravo! What a delightful lamb interpretation.

    And to answer the question in the second hovertext: Adorable! =)

  64. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    It’s a woolly jumper! (Anyone here from Britain? … Anyone? … Anyone?)

    It’s incredible how he pulls off the Schproing without the prerequisite (I thought) Lurk.

  65. resriechan says:

    uh, Sorchathe….

    Nope. Unable to confirm that report in any manner.

    Signing out,
    A7s and F 16s R Us

  66. Oh, Saffron, you are the very model of a modern major fluff-i-kins! Brava!!!

  67. 260Oakely says:

    Bravo to Saffron for successfully Pirating those lyrics.
    And a snort to Argyle DP for the “woolly jumper”. Every time you put on a sweater you pull the wool over your eyes.

  68. Saffron – that was awesome!!

    Feel free to Prance about the country! :mrgreen:

  69. 260 – you must think in puns all the time! 😯

  70. Omg that fuzzy ear.. I must NOM eeeet! So adorable 🙂

  71. You are ALL FABULOUS!!!!

  72. boing boing boing! jump for joy lambiekins!

    gambol and cavort!

    I loff her!

  73. Oh, Manny go ahead, we won’t mind…

  74. Nicolletta says:

    Happy lamb is happy! *boing boing boing*

  75. @Paunchie, CAVORTING!!! YESSS!! I forgot “cavorting.” 😉

  76. @Martha and Resrie, many years ago, I was wooed (?) by a boy by singing “For I am A Pirate King.” He didn’t look like Kevin Kline, so it didn’t really work.

  77. kimicheese says:

    dance it up now, lamby. you’ll be given new orders round about Easter time…

  78. “They don’t fall, so much as plummet”.

    “For the enormous commercial potential should it succeed”.

  79. Saffron: I am impressed. I worked on that show 8 days a week for 4 months. Next time I do this one, I’ll have the new lyrics.

    Musicals rock! If you need a Lighting Designer for any shows in the DC area, lemme know! 😉

  80. QOD – You crack me up. My family owned a feed/seed/fertilizer/hardware store – Never a day goes by when something comes up about OSHA and MSDS. I know the smell of muratic acid anywhere!

    We had a mouser – Black cat named Pennington. He would catch the mice in the warehouse, bring them thru the front of the store to the back storage area where his food bowls were kept. He’d play with it until it didn’t move anymore, then drop it in his food bowl. Sometimes it was there a few hours, sometimes it was gone in minutes.

  81. I’m a little lamb who’s lost in the wood
    I know I should, always be good
    To one who’ll watch over me

  82. whoops… sorry Sorcha you got there before me.

    Mary had a little lamb she also had Duck
    She put them in a cage one day to see
    if they would………….

  83. catslovechanel #57

    Rotfl! Love the flouncy-flouncy add.

  84. LoveyKittyMum says:

    To NTM TOM and all of you brilliant commenters–if it weren’t for this miraculous website I would think I was the only lunatic in the world.


    Thank you all for bringing me so much joy.

  85. Resriechan says:

    Theresa: Your “Significant Other Requisites” are stringent, indeed !


  86. @Hon Glad #82 – ROTFL!

  87. HEY YOU GUYY-YYY-SSS: (a la Electric Company)
    Killer’s smaller bigger brother will be spending at least four years in the DC area, as a student at The George Washington UUUUUniversity! ( How proud are we??? You can be proud too, if you would like, we’ll share!). So, Killer’s Daddy and I and even the bigger bigger brother will be luurkensprionging there many times, which means that Blondie- our National Zoo date is still on, yes? Washington D.C.-area Peeps-Alert! Alert! the Connecticut contingent is coming!

  88. Here’s Baby all grown up. Shhhh she still thinks she’s my little bottle baby though her flights these days are signifigantly more risky.

    Yes, those are some extra little lamb legs behind her. Not her baby though.

    Here’s a better peek *hehe* at the little guy hiding behind her.

  89. Cholmondeley says:

    Meli – SO pretty! Thanks!

  90. Hey Meli…Thanks so much!

    I just finished a work project and before logging off I wanted to check in with CO. Glad I came back here to find these pics. So adorable! Now I have a cute little face as I count sheep tonight. Geez, it’s 2am….Zzzzzz.

    (Btw I’ve never eaten lamb in my life. Never will.)

  91. Aww thanks Marie. My sheep are strickly pets and I never have nor will eat lamb or sheep either. =)