Sammie was only 9 years old. To us, that’s not very old, but for a sheep, it’s up there.
But while an elderly sheep like Sammie should have been spending her days snoozing in the sun and grazing, she was instead about to lose her home, where she’d lived all her life.
But her owner was moving nearly across the country, and didn’t want to take Sammie along because she was so old. She waited for a while, hoping that perhaps Sammie would pass away quietly before moving, but Sammie wasn’t going anywhere.
Finally, the former owner gave her to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Maryland, where she could live out her days in peace and quiet.
And that’s exactly what she’s doing — and then some.
Today, Sammie is 12, but she’s not just enjoying her retirement.
She’s also extending her natural kindness toward the other sanctuary residents, including another senior deer and a disabled lamb.
Sheep get kind of a bad rap, but really, they’re such sweet animals with the ability to befriend just about anyone, even baby elephants!
Check out the joy Sammie found at the sanctuary and brought to it below.
[H/T: The Dodo]