Meet the Animals
“All animals need, deserve and respond to kindness.”
Meet the Animals!
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.
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.
Although lovingly tucked snugly into her bed, it was unfamiliar, and as that flick of a switch claimed the day, the little kid shifted uneasily.
With faces to melt both your heart and any desire you might have for their flesh, come Honolulu, and the cheeky twins, Heathrow and Honduras.
Known for their keen vigilance over their charges, alpacas have become popular guard animals amongst flocks of sheep and even chickens in Australia.
Born in the early hours of this frosty morn was a sweet little lamb whose future, from the get-go, was uncertain.
We can be angels. Whilst for many the concept of an angel is a heavenly body, resplendent with wings and a long robe, there are earth angels too. People of exemplary conduct and virtue.
For the love of Sydney, this coming Tuesday it looks like the wee lamb will lose his right front leg, in a bid to save his life. A decision that has not been made lightly, but one forced by necessity.
The world can be a scary place. If you are a farmed animal species, the world can be a scary place. And when you add into the mix a first-time mum, things can become a little daunting. Sometimes too daunting.
Although worlds apart in their personalities, newborn lambs Gundagai and Milan were united in circumstance.
Only days into this world and little Athens was in trouble. With his human not knowing how to assist, the wee lamb continued to weaken as he failed to suckle from his mumma’s engorged teats.
To say Alaska, Berlin, Lisbon and Baja were in terrible shape when surrendered into our care is an understatement. Coming closer to a more accurate description is they are amongst the sickest little lambs we have met.
When Joaquin Phoenix won his Oscar for Best Actor in 2020 for the movie Joker, he quoted some of the most powerful words that fire the best of humanity. They were taken from a song his late brother, River, wrote as a teen.
With her little eyes glowing white through septic uveitis, India was surrendered into our care. And although this had caused her blindness, she could most certainly feel our kindness.
At just three days old, the scrawny little hypothermic lamb we cradled in a heat blanket was far from out of the woods. His eyes made sleepy not through lack of it, but rather his body commencing to shut down.
As the evening skies began to fulfill the promise of the ominous weather alerts our phones kept reminding us of throughout the day
Last night we took a call to assist a cow downed in a bog. A mirky mire that had claimed her for at least a day.
Amidst graziers’ alerts and frost warnings, three dear ewes were carried into our barn.
When kindness counted her tally for the day last Saturday, no doubt she would have included the benevolent act that saved the life of the wee lamb we have named Adelaide.
Feeling the potency of a predator attack was the soft, moist tongue of the newborn lamb we have named Cincinnati.
Easily mistaken for a deer is our sweet friend whom we have named Happy Days. Her name, we whispered to her as a prophecy of the good things to come.