One video and a few pictures–imagine the story it can tell. Especially when it concerns a family reunion.
For these two unnamed sheep, the story could have been very different. And very tragic.
The mother and son pair, previously called 264 and 265, were being sold as food for Easter dinner at a livestock auction held on Palm Sunday.
It was when Marla Riley, their saviour, entered the story and changed their doomed fate.
Riley and her family are the heads of Conn The Riley Farm Rescue where rescued menagerie lived. Throughout their journey, Riley had saved more than a hundred animals and one of them included a flock of sheep.
“I had planned to go to the live auction on Palm Sunday,” Riley said. “And they were there.”
The mother sheep was standing protectively over her little lamb while he lay on a pile of hay.
The terrible thing is that they weren’t the only ones at the auction. And as much as it haunts, Riley, she cannot save all of them. But she did what she could for this pair.
According to her, she simply followed her intuition. “I just went, ‘That’s the one,'” Riley said.
Give or take a few moments and the family was being driven to their new safe house. Hopefully, the will never have to be parted again.
The two will be adjusting to their new lives for the next few weeks.
Little Piggy was recently fed a fresh batch of hay. And looks like he loved it!
Slowly, with time, they will be introduced to the flock at the rescue where they will then meet more of their own.
But that’s for later. Right now, the two are just getting used to life at the sanctuary and it seems like they’re loving it quite a bit. Piggy is usually busy exploring his new home and then returning to his mom’s side every night.
And Daisy, the mother sheep finally breathes a sigh of relief every time her little lamb comes home to her.
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