|Learning by example|
| When Tommy was 8 years old, His father registered a lamb born on December 24 as being born on January 2nd His father said to Tommy, "It's ok kid every body does it"
When Tommy was 9, his father bred the family's flock of purebred ewes with a ram of
another breed, and registered them as purebreds. His Father said to tommy "its ok kid every body does it".
When Tommy was 10, his 4-h leader and county agent tagged and weighed newly purchased lambs a month after the ownership deadline. They told him "its ok every body does it"
When Tommy was 11, his parents bought him a registered ewe to show at the county fair and changed the ear tag to their own flock, they told him, "its ok every body does it"
When Tommy was 12,His grandparents bought him a showlamb and left it with the breeder who fed and fit the lamb until the day before the show. They all told him "its ok every body does it"
When Tommy was 13, his veterinarian issued health papers to a lamb that had never been inspected and that had foot rot and wool fungus. They all told him "its ok every body does it"
When Tommy was 14, after winning grand champion at their show, he saw his dad having a beer with the judge and paying him $200 for making his lamb win grand champion, the judge and his father said "its ok every one does it"
When Tommy was 15,his ffa advisor falsified the number on his winning lamb, and put it on another. He told him "its ok every one does it".
When tommy was 16, his uncle used Lasix on his lamb to make it weigh into a lighter class, he told him "its ok every one does it"
When tommy was 17,his brother pumped the loin of his lamb at the national sheep show, He told him "its ok every one does it"
When Tommy was 18, his whole family knew he gave Clenbutural to his market lambs, They told him "its ok every one does it"
When Tommy was 19,his friend offered him cocaine, he told him, "its ok every one does it"
When tommy was arrested later that night for using cocaine and called his family and ask them to bail him out of jail. They told him "how could you be such a disgrace to the family?""you never learned that at home... where could you of gone wrong?" After hearing of his arrest his 4-h leader,ffa advisor,county agent,uncle, veterinarian, grand parents and neighbors where all shocked. If there is one thing a adult world cannot stand .. is a kid who breaks all the rules.