Lost in a world far, far bigger than himself was little Bahama. But then kindness found him.
Although just like everything he bumped into as he ran, it frightened him. And still does. But only so for now. Unlike so many orphaned lambs who enter our care, Bahama was an older lamb. One who had clearly been struggling on his own for some time, without his mother’s love or nutrition. Growing up way too fast, he has forgotten the joys that “lambhood” bring.
Skipping wildly, jumping with crazy delight, and running as fast as they can when they see their much-adored humans – all escape our little friend.
But only so for now.
Aiding him through this traumatic time will not only be our current lambie brood, whose positive and calming energy he no doubt feels, but our many years of experience dealing with such disturbances to young and vulnerable lives.
Wanting animal protection laws and the reduction of sentient beings to production units, which inflicts such circumstances on lambs across our wide brown land, is like acid rain to their lives.
Eroding the fabric of their being and trust in our kind, causing them to become lost in a broken system.
But there is a path back.
We see it, we feel it; as gentle beings like Bahama learn to trust, whether slowly, or quickly, they determine the pace; they find their way back to living and becoming all they were meant to be.
And over and over, as we witness these transformations, we realise that is not they who have become lost, but us.
For when we disconnect with the pain and suffering we inflict on other beings with whom we share the planet, whether directly or by stealth, we lose the best of our humanity.
Yet the road back is as close as your next act of kindness. Use that as your compass, and you will never be lost.
“Can someone please help me out I have a full grown female goat wanting to give away but marketplace won’t allow me to post…free of charge”.
Dust bathing for the first time in her 73-week life is Katie. Her “sister”, Kayla, eagerly watching on as her blind friend kicks dirt every which way.
When the cheeky young goat we have named Purr broke his leg in a remote community, things were looking grim.
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Amazing us all just recently was the arrival of four teeny tiny turkeys: Cornelius, Tofurkey, Curious George and Cheerio.
Planting the seeds of kindness were the sweet natures of Hawthorn, Poppy and Tulip, young sheep who touched the heart of a kindly pound worker.
From this moment to the next, we grow and change. Yet we stay who we are. We are shaped by our experiences but not defined by them.
In the early hours of today, dear Henry pig nestled into his straw bed and drew in a breath
Meet Marmalade and Marmaduke, two adorable wee kittens dumped just days before Christmas.