Our Miracle Lamb...
Written by Sue, February16, 2011
Today while walking I decided to stop and let the sheep out to graze. I was in such a hurry to get back to my walking I didn't notice that a new lamb, had been left behind by his mother, when I came back around I noticed he was out in the pasture all by himself, and looked very weak. I went and picked him up... he just melted in my arms,and my heart melted too!! I warmed him with my down jacket and took him to Mr. P..... We both new what had happened...
|here is the mother with his sister|
the mother who was a new ewe had twins, and was not up to looking after two newborns. So evidently he didn't sleep next to her last night, and because of low temps. at night, and her not giving him the nourishment he needed he was near death.
Husband jumped in the truck and off to the feed store he went. By the time he had gotten back home the little lamb was almost gone, I told dh that I thought he was almost comatose, and that it was probably too late. "Oh ye of little faith!! Yes, I am guilty!!
DH said "I am not giving up". He took the bottle of supplement and sat down to feed him. The poor little lamb was so weak, he could not even nurse the bottle, his body had stiffened. Mr. P. had to squeeze the milk in his mouth, and rub his throat to swallow, after a few minutes I took him to the truck wrapped him up and turned the heater on, all day he and I rode with Mr P. while he was mending fences.
By this afternoon, he was nursing the bottle, and was very alert. We let him out and he was running around like nothing had been wrong with him. DH had a hard time catching him,What a miracle!!!!
He is now as snug as a bug in a rug in our laundry room, and is fed every 4 hrs.. I wonder who will have the first watch of the night?LOL
|He is being spoiled|
So!! How was your day? I hope it was filled with many blessing!