Oh us kids (meaning most of the kids around here including us) always had pet lambs when we were kids. It used to be a REAL big deal getting them ready for the kid's section of the local agricultural and pastoral show or "the pet show" as we all called it. We kept record books for them, groomed them, doted on them....they had all sorts of prizes for like, hmmm, let me remember:
Best Cared For Lamb
Best Presented Lamb
Best Leading Lamb
Best Record Book For A Lamb
These were the really important things when I was a child, our pet lambs.