(yes this is Tennessee, not Ohio)
I am a little surprised that she didn't get to come inside when it got too cold outside. A friend of mine from high school, John, was in love with Emma. We all thought it was a little weird, but John was like that. When Mom and Dad moved from the Bellebrook house my mom decided that Emma did not have a good place to live at the new condo so she gave Emma and all her outfits to John. John was delighted. I am pretty sure Rebecca did not have as much love for Emma and might have said a few choice words under her breath when she had to go and change the goose's outfit. Not really sure what happened to Emma. She may have gotten "lost" when the Byers moved to Texas. They never speak of it and we don't ask.
Not sure why my mom loved Emma so much. Maybe it was because Emma is a reminder to not take things so seriously and to do what you like even if it seems a little tacky.
Now what lesson do you think the sheep taught us?