On the Road to Gundagai
Although worlds apart in their personalities, newborn lambs Gundagai and Milan were united in circumstance.
Whether separated from their dear mummas through death or misadventure on that frosty and bitterly cold morn, they were at the mercy of the merciless elements, and human kindness. Luckily for them, it was human kindness that claimed them first. And in doing so set these sweet little merino lambs on the path to a kinder future.
Only moments into our care late last night, they began voicing just who they were. Although it was little Milan’s lack of voice that told of his shy and reserved nature. Gundagai, on the hand (or rather hoof), was adventurous and brave. Yet both took no time to guzzle down a bottle of warm and nutritious milk.
Tucking them both, snuggly warm, into their bed, it was then our turn to do so for ourselves. A wry smile on our face as we did, knowing the world was made a kinder place today by the goodness of the human heart. For whether from Gundagai or Milan, we took great comfort knowing that another fair soul had recognised that, regardless of form, all animals want, need and deserve our kindness.
Sleep well, little ones: an entire new world awaits your curiosity and joy.
After a night so long it almost forgot to end, we caught some sleep, grabbed a snack and headed on our well-worn track to the barn.
There was no doubt that Berlin’s world was crumbling the day he and his three buddies were surrendered into our care.
With a haunting sadness in their eyes, Gracelyn and Elvira entered our world. And we theirs, as they searched their newfound digs for somewhere to land their gaze.
Lost in a world far, far bigger than himself was little Bahama. But then kindness found him.
Little Kokomo may have been down on his luck the day he was born, finding himself way down in a pile of mirky mud.
Words could not convey our shock when we went to our carpark to collect the little lamb we would soon name Bermuda, who was surrendered into our care after having been found the day before.
More than likely destined for backyard slaughter, the young Cedric ran for his life. And did so for several days in the off-leash dog park to which he had retreated.
Friend or freezer? Without even meeting the colourful chap we have named Tom Cruise, we knew the only role he should ever fill was the first.
At just one day old, teeny tiny Trapper John was diminutive in size yet formidable in impact, and everybody was talking about him.