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Anyone who can remember the 90´s can probably identify this tiny sheep. This was a highly popular desktop pet on its time along with orange.exe and neko.exe.

Sadly i recently discovered that this tiny sheep is truly dead, not only was forgotten but i found out the original exe cant run on window 7( more likely ).

So i decided to create a shimeji based on this 90´s desktop pet!

NOTE : This is for nostalgia purposes only and isnt the original exe, so it doesnt contains all of the animations.

( Also did you knew this tiny sheep is called poe and got its own cartoon called ¨stray sheep¨? )

To Use:
- Open the ¨shimeji.exe ¨ on your archive , is the one with the little screen guy.

Stray Sheep © 1994 by Fuji Television Network
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Adrianotiger's avatar
Hi, just want to say that I made an open source project to see the animations again.
It isn't the original, just a c# application for windows 10:
You can download it here:…

It is also possible to create new animations with the online editor.
kissxmyxkitty's avatar
Thanks! I have fond memories of this sheep running around on my desktop back in 2002. :) Now it's running around on my desktop AND my kids' desktops!
TheDogeofSerbia's avatar
is that the sheep from Kirby?
Hi, is this still in development? Id really love it, would be great if it can awlk on windows again. windows 10 but i mean on the explorer window etc..
it works fine after installing java, thank you so much !
great, thank you so much! i'm going to try that :D 

so... if you search on google for "screen mate sheep", in the image category, you will see other little images of this sheep: when it eat the flower and when it meets the "boyfriend" *_* 
really so loveable!!!! <3
lingoleum's avatar
Can you resurrect this guy? Link:…
I REALLY miss him :(
Steelcry's avatar
Oh my word used to love this little guy! My mom brought him home on a floppy one day from school and I used to play with him all the time! Oh and Neko too! I actually still have a floppy disc with these two on it somewhere too bad they no longer work. I really wish I could get him again for windows 8.1 It would be so fun to have him run around again!

I guess you aren't updating him anymore judging by the comments but if you ever do could you let me know please I would love to have these guys again!
I managed to run the sheep on Windows 7 64 bit by installing Java 6 JRE 32 bit and running Shimeji.jar

Thank you for the work. My wife and me are happy now.
I guess you will not update the programm or add the missing animations?
I would like to do this, but I need more information about the development tool.
Thanks you so much for this, but unfortunately its keep whining about java while i just reinstalled windows and installed the latest version.

EDIT: even installed old latest java 6 from the java archives, still asking for java when i wanne run it. Win 8.1 pro media center x64
no any sheep T^T.. it isn't work on windows8.1 ???? help~~~ i miss this sheep.
1990irock's avatar
Thank you! I love it!
At-MsUpload's avatar
soo... where can i find neko.exe? :D
NekoNatsume's avatar
Sadly i only made the sheep.exe, but i might consider making neko.exe someday, since its only a couple of animations. Still it wont be the original, just a shimeji file that looks like neko.exe.
CaptainPrower's avatar
the guys in my computer class used desktop sheep for trolling.
I so miss theses guys!
I still have all my exe's.
So Sad they do not work :(
My poor little Poe and orange!
Why wont you work for us!
Its 2014 If I can still run colonization then I should
be able to run my little Poe!
Ohh Dosbox MIGHT WORK!! Im going to
try it!
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Calida1994's avatar
Omg THANK YOU! I'm so happy to have this cute little guy back :la: :squee:
mudiandfoxfun's avatar
I'm so happy to see it back! Than you!
Akiania's avatar
I remember him!!! I'm a Mac user and even I know and loved him…. This will definitely be loved once I get my game-playing desktop set up if it isn't old enough to have the original Poe...
NekoNatsume's avatar
My new laptop completly refuses to play the Old one, that´s why i created this one. I might create other virtual pets on a future since it refuses to play those too.
Where is the download link? I can't find it. :(
IcyIce360's avatar
Right below the More Like This panel!
You'll see a green arrow and a Download File.
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