A Portrush man has made his own wooly interpretation of Lidl’s no pet rule.
The person in question has been spotted taking his unconventional pet for a stroll through the aisles of the budget supermarket’s Glenmanus Road branch.
A Facebook post documenting the incident was posted by John Junk, the proprietor of Belfast Books, and has now been liked more than 1,900 times and shared more than 700 times.
In the post, Mr Junk explains that he had been in the store with his wife and two children getting barbecue supplies on July 15 when he saw the man walk in.
The sheep’s owner reasoned with staff that there was a sign saying no dogs – but that this didn’t include sheep.
“Locals seem to have difficulty processing what was happening, and one middle-aged woman rubbed her eyes in disbelief,” Mr Junk wrote in the post.
My wife, myself, our 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son were up camping near Portrush, and had planned a barbecue…
“After he’d been asked to leave we spoke to the urban shepherd outside. He claimed that his charge was one of triplets, and he’d had her from [when] she was three days old and had saved her from the abattoir.”
Mr Junk added that the man “seemed to have a genuine affection for the animal” and that it didn’t look like it was in need of rescue.
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