Meet Loryn, a sweet little golden retriever who believes she is the mother of a group of rescued baby goats who recently arrived at her farm.
“She’s around all the farm animals all the time, so she’s seen it all,” Andrea Holley, Loryn’s mom, told The Dodo. “She is truly a mother hen and takes in every baby we have here as her own.”
Holley’s adoption of the goats seemed to heighten Loryn’s maternal instinct to a new level. She and the baby goats are now inseparable and complete every task together.
The babies spend a lot of time in a playpen at Holley’s house because they are still very small and need to be bottle-fed.
The four young goats will grow up with Loryn’s support as much as they require because she has devoted her life to caring for all the infants on her farm.
“Goats are the most loving, easygoing creatures,” Holley said. “They loved Loryn right away. They are together all day, every day.”
Even while they are playing, Loryn never stops worrying about their safety. Their favorite activities include cuddling, resting, and chasing each other around.
“Loryn is my right-hand man and always helps corral the babies when we’re outside or round them up while playing inside,” Holley said. “She most definitely thinks they are her babies.”