Knud is the carer for the livestock, coos, ponies, dogs & cats – only exception is the flock of sheep looked after by his wife Wilhelmina who likes to make sure she gets the softest wool by mollycoddling her sheep. Axel also has a way with animals, so you can imagine it’s a bit crowded in their lodge when they all settle down for the night. Wilhelmina was a bit unsure about having a highland coo in with all their animals but he’s turned out to be a great way to wind her her wool, using his horns, and for safety indoors she sticks a ball of one on each point to avoid accidents. Knud is very fond of his coo and to persuade him to allow a nose ring being put in, he thought he’d show him how easy & painless it was and had one himself. After about a week in bed and lots of medical attention he was able to get up and put the ring in the coo’s nose. He is one of a cast of Peerie Viking characters of my own design, painted digitally, and mounted in Ivory to fit in any standard 7 x 9” frame.