As you'll already know, we have 2 as pets from separate ewes who were not coping just as they should, Flossie and Bobbie. They live in the village with Daisy May and the babysitters, they are thriving and wrestling in the same manor as the hamsters last year..... but I haven't introduced you to these two..
Their mum wasn't very well when they were born, refusing to eat much for over 24 hours. She clearly needed some assistance, so I started feeding one at birth... Winkle, in the foreground, had an eye infection early on too, hence the winking reference..... and her sister Dinkle was so scruffy looking that a hint of a Dingle reference seemed appropriate, she demanded feeding rather than being offered anything.. so I've been helping them both ever since.
I have bottle fed them twice a day, with Winkle quickly recognising her name....... useful now that they are in the 10 acre field as they have a lot of running to do, but they never fail to come to my call and chase from various ends of the field. Winkle seems to already be weened and is never with her mother... and has latched on to the teenage reprobates from last year... Peewee and the others...... they know I like her and can see that she gets the same treatment as they had last year... and are remarkably accommodating.
When we round them all up for whatever reason... dosing etc... Winkle spends her time at my heals... keeping close by....moving when I step but standing with her side touching my wellies if I'm still... She's another real sweetheart..... Think she's going to stay for the duration... another keeper!