Meet the Animals
“All animals need, deserve and respond to kindness.”
Meet the Animals!
Blending tragedy with hope comes Nepal, a sweet little Merino lamb, born one of triplets, who sadly became separated from his family.
Few things in life tug more at the heartstrings than when you see the life draining out of the eyes of an animal. And when that animal is but a youngster, the tug becomes an all-consuming wrench.
Found wandering on a highway that homed no sheep, it is believed that dear Jump did just that.
They have been declared the comedians of the barnyard (goats, that is) and proving this statement is not a work of fiction come Frick, Frack and Applejack.
As a young first-time mum, having barely hit puberty, Margaret found herself in the direst of situations. Recently having given birth, and suffering a life-threatening prolapse, she did not know what to do.
Meet Annie Yokely and Mary Poopins! A community Facebook post was to prove the lifeline for two plucky and adventurous hens. It, too, was to prove just how maligned, disregarded and poorly protected their kind is.
“But she’s so tiny,” were the first words to fall from our lips as our eyes fell on the young calf. Found abandoned roadside, by what means we will never know or understand, Days-zee was surrendered into our care.
Healing in ways he does not understand – not yet, anyway – is Hercules. A young and frightened wether, of just over a year, who is currently recovering from life-saving surgery.
Bearing more than witness to the polarity of our humanity is dear Mozambique. For it was through enduring the worst of it he was to find the best of it. And therein sanctuary.
Nestled into the side of his bloated dead mumma, little Tahiti was found. For how long the little guy had mourned her passing, we do not know, but his scrawny form and baggy skin told he could not have stayed that way for too much longer.
Cultivate a positive mind, we often hear; practise gratitude, we are told; adopt a growth mindset, we are encouraged – all wonderful aphorisms to improve our lives. But what about spending some time with two adorable kid goats, we suggest.
When little Naarm’s mum passed away, it left a hole in his world. A hole we knew we could never fill, but one perhaps our kindness could plug.
When his human’s world began to crumble, their thoughts were with Shaun the Sheep, and so he was surrendered into our care.
As for millions of other lambs, Argentina’s life began on our vast brown land of Australia.
Human or non-human, at our core, we are social beings. As such, the importance of finding one’s tribe can never be overstated.
Natasha Dart, or simply Dart to her friends, is a sheep we would never have met had she not attempted to fulfill the dream her heart made.
“Well, that went well,” we mused as three rescued little pigs trotted, brighter than bright, down the ramp of the float and into their new yard.
As we welcome Montreal, Monaco, Waikato, London and Albany, we have yet five more reasons to love lambs. And not lamb chops. For so much more than a meal are they.
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.