Blueberry had a rough start to life when she found herself isolated amongst the large flock of ewes with their lambs. To hear her sad little cry as she searched for her own mum would have touched even the coldest of hearts. Ewes are very attached to their own lambs and will rarely accept a lamb not their own. Blueberry tried desperately to find someone to look after her but her search was to no avail. Knowing that she would not survive the night on her own, the farmer contacted us to take her into care. Despite her ordeal, Blueberry is taking life in her stride and has become an extremely happy, bouncy and confident young lamb.
Blueberry’s ability to adapt to her new life has been aided by her new friend, Lemmy. This little lamb was found next to his dead mother when the farmer did his morning rounds. She had died overnight leaving Lemmy in much the same sad situation as Blueberry. On arrival into care, Lemmy needed a night at one of our vets as he was a bit wonky on his feet. Just like Blueberry, however, he is now finding his bounce in life and both lambs have bonded well.
Blueberry and Lemmy’s favourite activity is to seek out the nearest heater and place themselves in front of it, curled up together. If someone else finds their favourite spot before them they are just as likely to gives the intruders a push out of the way and claim the place for themselves.