“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you find the strength to start all over again.” ~Eric Roth
Birth date:11th May 2018 Arrival date: 26th June 2018
Baartholomew was picked up as an approximately 6-week old lamb whom we can assume had been surviving on just grass for some time as there were no adult sheep around, the paddock was littered with dead and decomposing lambs and he was quite underweight for his age.
On arrival, little Baart was frantic about grazing, desperately trying to fill his tummy with the thing he'd come to know as his only source of food. As it had been some time since Baart had been drinking milk from his mother, it has taken some time to reintroduce it via a bottle.
He required a special feeding technique but gradually got the hang of it. A week into his time with us and this little guy was growing brighter and stronger every day. Although he still enjoys grazing (as he should) he is far less desperate about it.
We're much more confident this little guy will have a strong bright future now that he's getting the nutrition he needs.
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