Ellie Mae

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Ellie Mae was born in 2011.  Her mom’s milk didn’t come in for some reason that lambing and it was cold out …. so Ellie Mae soon became a bottle lamb … who lived in the house!  Once it warmed up she lived outside … and came to the house every chance she got to “knock” on the door and sweet-talk her way in for a treat 🙂

February 13, 2015 ~ Ellie Mae had 1 ram lamb … who soon was named “Olaf”.  Olaf had some muscles that didn’t want to operate right in his back leg … so he became a house bottle baby and got daily massages and assistance to “walk”.  Finally at 2 weeks old Olaf was able to stand and take a few steps on his own!  We continued with massages and fixed up a brace for his leg to help. I have to admit I got teary when Olaf, who could barely take 5 steps at a time, used those steps to follow our daughter … and even attempt to climb the stairs with her! (She quickly scooped him up and explained he was not ready for stairs!) Our vet helped us make a better brace and Olaf is now 7 weeks old … we are not sure how well his leg will improve, but as long as he is not in pain we will give him a chance 🙂  He really knows when he’s being helped and will lie perfectly still so we can change his brace.

 

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