In a world that is not always kind to lambs, it was kindness that saved Lambie Baa Baa. Born on a frosty morn and sadly orphaned not long thereafter, this little lamb seemed destined soon to become another statistic. But he did not. Securing not only his release but a chance at a life truly worth living, Lambie Baa Baa was soon Edgar’s Mission bound. With colostrum thawed and warmed in preparation of his arrival, Lambie Baa Baa was soon to claim his second and third hearts (having already stolen that of the Good Samaritan who saved him). Bearing testament to his few hours on this earth were his still moist and blood-engorged umbilical cord, along with the eponychium* on his little hooves.
Despite his very rough start in the world, his chance meeting with kindness and his life being nothing his genes were telling him it should, Lambie Baa Baa has taken to a world full of humans dispensing milk bottles, life indoors and the company of many other strange looking ‘sheep’ with acceptance, joy and a quizzical sense of calm that is a true inspiration to us all. His daily antics as he nibbles on our chin, while reaching deep into our hearts, serves to remind us that no matter what hand you are dealt, life will always be what you make of it.
*Eponychium is a soft rubbery layer of horn that covers the hooves of lambs to protect the ewe’s uterus and birth canal from the otherwise sharp edges of the hooves during pregnancy and birth. Once the lambs begin to walk, the eponychium is quickly worn away.