Yesterday, these little lambs were presented to Pope Benedict XVI for the Feast of St. Agnes ("Agnes" means "lamb", as in "Agnus Dei").
Two little lambs are given to the Holy Father every year on this feast. One wears a crown of white flowers to symbolize purity, and the other wears a wreath of red flowers to signify St. Agnes' martyrdom.
And, in case you are wondering, they DON'T become the Pope's Easter dinner. They are shorn of their wool, which is then spun and woven by the Sisters of St. Cecelia into palliums, the stole traditionally presented to archbishops by the Holy Father.
I assume that they then are free to gambol about in a sunny, wildflower-filled meadow for the rest of their days!