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BAA-RMY GRAN HAS COLLECTION OF NEARLY 800 SHEEP

BAA-RMY GRAN HAS COLLECTION OF NEARLY 800 SHEEP HOTSPOT MEDIA – WITH PICS 0121 551 1004 By Katie Thompson A record-breaking baa-rmy gran with a love for sheep has amassed a collection of nearly 800 woolly wonders. Michelle Sullivan shares her modest two bedroom home with 777 different types of ewe-nique sheep items after building up a mammoth flock over the last 17-years. From teddies and ornaments to Beswick china and saucepans, you name it and Michelle has it. She started her collection in 1996 when a friend brought her a Shaun the Sheep footstall for Christmas and ever since then has been hooked on all things sheep related. Now every wall and surface of her home in Erdington, Birmingham, is dominated by sheep. Single mum Michelle, 42, said: “If it is sheep related, I have probably got it. People think I am barmy. It is a great talking point. It is just mad. “I am a big sheep lover. It started off with Shaun the Sheep after I saw the animated film A Close Shave and I just thought he was so cute. “It is quite funny that someone in the middle of Birmingham in a two bedroom house can collect this many sheep.” People all over the world have heard about Michelle’s collection via Facebook and Twitter and as a result has had sheep sent to her from Australia, Canada, Spain and Turkey. In fact Michelle estimates that 60 per cent of her collection has been donated to her. The only part of the house which is untouched by her flocks of sheep is her 24-year-old son’s room Leigh. “He thinks I’m crackers,” she said. “ “Everybody knows me for my love of sheep – the little ones love it.” Her favourite item from the collection is one of her earliest teddy bears as it has been loved by all her nieces and nephews, and more recently by her three-year-old grandson Liam. Her barmy obsession even extends to her pets, with her dog called Shauna and her late duck named Shaun. Michelle, who has a tattoo of a lamb on her arm, is about to enter the record books as having

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