Dolly, media super star and world record holder here! At 23,
Ive recently been hitting the headlines on TV and in
print as the oldest sheep in the world. So Ive been
chosen to speak for all the non-horsey animals who have also
found a safe haven with the Trust. . I know I dont look
it, but Im 23 and still have all my own hair and teeth
and not a wrinkle in sight! I also keep the other animals
in order I push the horses out of the way when I fancy
a nibble from their feed buckets and keep the goats on their
toes by taking over their shelter when the weather is bad.
at the Trust to stay, we couldnt be looked after any
more at our previous homes for lots of different reasons.
But we are all one big happy family now - sheep like me who
arrived after our owner had passed away, as well as goats,
hens, geese and even two little piggies!
me introduce some of them to you. They are all available for sponsorship.
with me and 20 other sheep, my three favourite chums are Crackers,
plus Joseph and Mary.
11, Crackers is just half my age and certainly lives up to her name
mad as a hatter! Shes quite nervous, especially around
people and prefers not to be touched.
is just 10 years old. He is a bright spark, friendly and clever
(although not as clever as me).
the Soay sheep, was kept in a field on her own before coming here.
It has taken her two years to slowly get used to living with us.
And she is a bit of an escape artist. If theres a gap in the
fence, she will find it!
and Mary are 4 years old and were bottle-fed lambs, who were once
kept as an attraction at a farm shop. They have settled into the
flook really well and Joseph is especially friendly and likes people
goats live here.
is 14 and a Toggenberg. Shes our meeter and greeter
a job that was made for her as shes very sociable and
likes to check in with Trust visitors especially when they
give her head a good scratch! Dont ask me why, but she takes
a special fancy to chips from the chippy preferably without
salt and vinegar though. She also likes cabbage (yuck!)
is 11 and a bit shy although she does like a fuss from people
she trusts. Her favourite food is sheep pellets
I much prefer apples myself!
arent sure how old Hugo the pygmy goat is as he was stolen
and kept chained up, before being rescued and brought here. Hes
now very cheeky and a bit bossy although I tick him off when
he oversteps the mark.
hens all live in Sharon's garden. The two prettiest in my opinion
are Nugget and Lavender, 3 year-old Peking Bantams. They do love
their grapes as well as sweetcorn. Living alongside them is Rambolina
an Indian Runner Duck/Mallard who thinks shes a hen. She has
her own little pond well, a childrens paddling pool
really - and goes to the back door, loudly quacking to demand treats
she loves spinach leaves.
are also four Embden geese here too who make a right din
when strangers arrive I can tell you! They include lovebirds Jim
(4), Molly (2). They were re-homed when an old lady couldnt
care for them any more and were quite thin and dirty when they arrived.
Quite fat and snowy white now though!
finally, our latest recruits. Two Kune Kune pigs called Smokey and
Bandit. Since arriving here early in the new year, they have been
kept really busy using their snouts to dig up the vegetable patch
which had got very overgrown. Its looking so much tidier now. They
are a bit of a handful when they want to be and really noisy neighbours
sometimes. When they escape, they really give the humans a run around,
which is great fun to watch I had no idea pigs could run
so fast and they can spin on a sixpence. Two very slippery customers!
can sponsor me and any of the chums I have named which also
means you can come and see us on special open days each year. Click
here for more details.
dash I see food buckets arriving!