Meet Jerry, an adorable lamb that got the short end of the stick right when he came into existence. He was the runt of the litter and was rejected by his mother because she wanted to care for the larger, more healthy lambs in her litter. Nature can sure be mean sometimes right?
The farmer knew he would have to be bottle-fed and it just wasn’t worth it in his mind. He wouldn’t survive without that. That’s when Megan Mostacci, cofounder of Black Goat Farm and Sanctuary, came to the rescue.
She told The Dodo:
“He would never get big enough to be ‘worth it’ [for the farmer]. We got him and soon realized he also had a bad respiratory infection and a septic infection in all his joints.”
Mostacci rushed Jerry to the veterinarian because of this and he was on the road to recovery. Two instrumental parts of Jerry’s recovery was Mostacci’s dogs, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever named Drake and an Australian shepherd named Lincoln.
Drake took a particular liking to Jerry and the two bonded instantly. Mostacci said that, “He was cleaning him, cuddling with him … just being there with him.”
Can we get a collective AWWWWW in the comments?! Look at these two!
Jerry has since recovered from his slight sickness and has been hanging out with other animals at the Sanctuary as well.
Mostacci said, “He is doing amazing now after a week of antibiotics! He’s running and playing like a happy little lamb should.”
Now he was hanging outside with the other farm type animals, but he couldn’t forget about Drake. Mostacci continued by saying, “I left for a couple minutes and came back to this. Most lambs sleep on top of their mamas. And Jerry does this with Drake.”
Jerry is just two weeks old, but is settling in just fine. The two seem to be inseparable and it’s adorable.
Now let’s not forget about Lincoln, the other doggo! “They take turns cleaning his [Jerry’s] face after he has his bottle.” Both dogs can’t get enough of Jerry. They are just so cute!
Let’s just hope all these animals live happily ever after at this amazing farm facility.
If Jerry couldn’t get any cuter he just had a YOGA CLASS!
Who wouldn’t want to do some yoga with Jerry?! Count us in next time!