Roaming in a public reserve with many years’ fleece eventually proving too great a burden to carry, this handsome boy found kindness in the nick of time. Named ‘Better’ because that’s exactly what he deserves, a much-needed haircut was promptly scheduled as our work begun to ensure his would be a life worth living from here on in.
With Better’s body soon relieved of over 13 kilograms of wool, it is unlikely this five year old sheep had ever met with a shearer in his life. With painful burrs and spear grass gently removed from his skin, this dear wether told us he did indeed feel better, half closing his eyes and sinking into the touch of our hands across his now closely clipped fleece as we removed the painful grasses that had penetrated Better’s skin.
One thing we know for sure – his life is about to get a whole lot Better from here! Our unending thanks go out to the kind hearted workers in the area who refused to rest in their effort to seek a safe outcome for Better.
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome