November 7th, 2013
Minnow Has A Little Lamb...
Posted by Pia
Minnow has a little friend named Sammi. And while Sammi is in fact a little canine, she is often mistaken for a little lamb!
And as it happens, Ms. Sammi recently got to meet a little lamb!
1 On a recent trip to a local farmer's market, Sammi got to bump noses with a lucky little lamb who had been adopted by some kind humans...
2 According to Sammi, " My new lamb friend (a lamb is a baby sheep) was the only one left after the rest of her lamb kin were sold as meat. She was lonely and confused...."
3 "...but luckily her cries were heard by those willing to help and adopt her!"
4 Sammi, "I guess our curly locks and gentle lamb-like manner aren't the only things we have in common..."
5 "We both get to go everywhere with our loving adoptive humans..."
6 Sammi, "Most people don't realize that lambs/sheep and other farm animals are smart, loving, protective and each has a unique personality just like cats and dogs!"
(Photo by Mike Lorrig)
7 Sammi, "In fact, farm animals often end up at local municipal shelters hoping to be rescued by a sanctuary or adopted into a family! They actually make great family members...."
8 Sammi, "Sooooo, I was thinking....maybe we could either adopt a 'lammie' sister for me... or at least sponsor one that needs help... then maybe adopt her....please mom...pleeeease"
I wish I could have been privy to the conversation between Sammi and her little Lammie!
While many might think that shelters and rescue groups house only dogs and cats in need of adoption- this is not the case. Many species of animal end up homeless and in need of help nationwide.
We all know that love and loyalty can come in in a variety of shapes and colors- but let's not forget that it also comes in a variety of species!
Dr. Pia Salk
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