Nothing is as endearing as animals learning how to love each other despite their differences. They are great examples that love knows no boundaries.
Beau, a tiny lamb, was born a month late. Although the delivery went well, it was obvious that her biological mom was not interested in nursing her.
Beau’s mom didn’t seem to want her.
“I just tried to be very patient with them, but you really have to think about what’s best,” Olivia said. “When I realized that wasn’t gonna be an option, that’s when I knew I was going to have to pull her.”
Olivia’s dog, Max, treated Beau differently.
As if knowing what Beau was going through, Max would come and lick her whenever she cried. It was as if she wanted to let the lamb know that if her biological mom doesn’t want her, Max would gladly be her mom instead.
They were inseparable.
“They really are two peas in a pod. The fetch was picked up on right away. I think she just enjoys running alongside of Max and Max is having so much fun,” Olivia shared about the two.
Every single time Beau sees Max, she lights up instantly. It seems like having Max around makes her the happiest lamb. With all that she has gone through, this was such a sight to see.
Olivia would let Beau out of the pasture and she would roam the whole area with her favorite friend, Max. They are so different yet so similar.
The clips of them living their daily leaves clearly show how at peace and happy they are to be living life together. They would sleep together, play together, and even eat together.
Max assumed the role of being Beau’s mom.
Max provided her all the love and affection Beau couldn’t get from her real mom and it seems like it has healed Beau’s painful first days.
“There did come a time for Beau to go back out with the other sheep. I was mentally prepared for her to just disconnect from Max,” Olivia recalled. “But every day we’re out there, Beau just runs right up. It’s very clear they have a connection.”
For Beau, Max is irreplaceable.
The mother-daughter bond Max and Beau created is unlike any other. If anything, it has helped Beau move on from all the pain. Together, their lives became brighter and better. They were the best of friends from day one, and we, too, are glad things turned out exactly the way they did.