I've been making sure to drop the word "arnophilia" into casual conversation as often as possible. Looking it up, now, it might be that the only use of this word in literature was from the place I got it, this big book we're reading:
[...]brothels dedicated to a wide range of preferences, including arnophilia, or an unaccustomed interest in sheep, some of the ovine nymphs in these establishments being quite appealing indeed, even to folks who might not wholeheartedly share the taste, with fleeces dyed in a variety of fashionable colors, including the perennial favorites aquamarine and mauve, or wearing items of feminine—not to mention masculine—attire[...]Wiktionary quotes this under "arno-", & sites only this quote for only this word. I challenge the blogosphere to find early uses of this word (or any variant) elsewhere in literature. (Is it in the OED?) The Against the Day Wiki claims the word was invented by Pynchon, (& they can't resist slipping in one pretty good old joke.)
-Thomas Pynchon, Against The Day, pg. 211.
From a chat with Mr Quill, Thu, Sep 11, 2008:
Call for submission for arnophiliac jokes.11:29 AM me: [...]She's a fine figure.She gave me a little of the sheep's-milk cheese last night, if you know what I mean.11:33 AM J____ Quill: what do you mean?me: what do you mean?J____ Quill: are you implying something sexual via sheep's milk?cuz that's weird11:34 AM me: When were you so prudish?J____ Quill: it's not prudishit's sheep's milkme: Isn't there arnophilia in Bulgarious?J____ Quill: loads
There's one website of sheep jokes here.
VISIT ITWASLOST.ORG's special DEPARTMENT OF ARNOPHILIA