Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Boxer Who Adopted the Kid

A paternal dog has adopted an abandoned baby goat as his surrogate child.

Billy the boxer has become the constant companion of the 12-day old kid called Lilly. He sleeps with the goat, licks her clean, and protects her from any dangers at Pennywell Farm wildlife centre at Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, Devon.

Read the whole story here. I'm not surprised as our boxers have always been quite maternal about our kids (even though ours are human). I do have to say though that when they say Billy cleans up the goat's mouth after she eats ... there's a bit of self-interest there. I never knew a boxer to pass up a free meal.

Thanks to Hannah for this one!

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