When life gives you lemons, make Lemonade!
Update: Sadly it is with a heavy heart that we must share that we had to say a final goodbye to the beautiful boy Lemonade on Saturday October 29th 2022. Please read his Tribute here.
Chirpy, cheery and forever the optimist is little Lemonade. Born with crippled front legs, it is a testament to the little guy’s determination to live that he was even able to suckle the first life-giving colostrum from his mother. And it is a testament to the goodness of the human heart that a kind soul saw his pitiful struggle (sadly one he was never going to win on his own) and stepped in. Arriving at our sanctuary, Lemonade’s ‘what’s up dudes?’ personality, coupled with his courage in the face of adversity has made him a firm favourite with visitors, volunteers and staff. He loves kisses, cuddles, his bottle of milk and wearing fancy jackets!
Throughout the day, gentle hands cradle and stretch Lemonade’s contorted limbs and it is our great hope and experience that with the combination of this physiotherapy, splints and good nutrition we will witness a happy and active outcome for our little buddy.
Little did we know that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ short stay with us was to be anything but. An aged dairy cow at the end of her useful life, and having prolapsed after her last calving, a lifeline had been thrown to dear Lucy.
Separated from her family and friends by what terror, we shall never know – but clearly, the little grey kid goat surely did. She told such a tale as she raced across the pound yard towards the only familiar figure she could find.
Our first introduction to the wee little lamb with the sweetest of faces, the one who we would name Sarsaparilla, came by way of an appeal for help, along with a video of her stoically trying to keep up with her dear mumma.
Only moments into our care, two little orphan lambs named Micky and Mini, without words, began to tell us about themselves.
Struck by a vehicle which almost claimed his life, the young and injured pig was struck again.