Left to fend for themselves at only five hours old, these adorable lambs were dehydrated and extremely underweight when they came into our care on a boiling hot day last February.
When their mum died after giving birth, the poor things were sacred and alone.
Fostered for months and bottle fed around the clock, the precious babies eventually found a home with our former volunteer, and now staff member, Jessica. One year on, and they’re doing beautifully with proud mum Jessica.
‘I knew they would be foster fails the second I brought them home’
Though Jessica at first welcomed the twins into her home as temporary residents, she knew they’d likely be there to stay. She named them Rod and Todd, and they quickly wormed their way into her heart.
“I knew they would be foster fails the second I brought them home,” Jessica says.
“You develop such a bond hand-raising animals and the thought of them going to another family killed me so I had to keep them.”
A unique diet and plenty of love for these energetic sheep
Hobbies for the now fully-grown sheep include rounding up Jessica’s dogs and chasing the chickens, as well as eating bread and fruit.
“I haven’t known any sheep to eat food like that!” Jessica laughs.
Not only that, but the precious woollies simply adore life with Jessica. “Every morning I go outside, call their names, and they come running,” she tells us.
‘They’re just the best’
For Jessica, it’s now hard to imagine life without Rod and Todd.
As sad as their start to life was, the beautiful sheep couldn’t have had a happier ending – and neither could their delighted adopted mum.
“They’re just the best,” Jessica dotes.
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