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This benevolent dog’s favorite activity? Bottle-feed an orphan lamb!

Labrador Ted loves to help his mother and an orphan lamb by giving him the bottle.

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Frank is a 6-week-old lamb, from a litter of two cubs. But his mom didn’t have enough milk to feed them both. Libbie Harris, his breeder, started feeding him by hand. However, the farmer already had two other lambs to bottle, 3 times a day. An important job, for which she needed help.

Ted is a dedicated working dog

To lighten his workload, libbie decided to solicit one of his working dogs, a black Labrador named Ted. “Ted is trained as a hunting dog, so he learned to pick things up with his mouth“, has explained libbiein words reported by Mirror. “I have eight working dogs, but Ted is the most relaxed of the bunch.

Illustration of the article: The favorite activity of this benevolent dog?  Bottle-feed an orphan lamb!

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The 7-year-old Labrador immediately understood his owner’s expectations and set to work with a lot of attention. He would get into a sitting position, hold the bottle in his mouth and concentrate on remaining very still while Frank sucked with energy.

A bottle that is a little too heavy

Whether Ted was very invested in his paternal role, some readjustments were nevertheless necessary. “He was able to hold the bottle right away, but if it’s full, it’s a bit too heavy“, has explained libbie. “Now I give her the bottle to hold when she’s half empty, then I can feed the other two at the same time. It’s handy to have extra help!

Illustration of the article: The favorite activity of this benevolent dog?  Bottle-feed an orphan lamb!

© Mirror

Ted and Frank have formed a special relationship

Thanks to the attention that Ted brought to Frank, the lamb clung to him. The animal, which was very weak at birth, is now doing much better. “He is now thriving and enjoying life with his friend Ted”, rejoiced libbie.

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