I try not to intervene if I can possibly help it, but this little girl just wasn't eating...we tried to help her learn (worked with the other weak one we had thank goodness so we don't have TWO of them!)...but by last night, she was cold, weak and not looking good. So we decided to bring her into the house and see if she would be able to make it through the night. Zip immediately decided she needed to be looked after, and she helped the best she knew how, licking the lamb and laying with it to keep it warm. Good border collie :) It's really hard when you have a lamb that isn't doing so well...I was thinking she had a good chance of not making it through the night, but I'm stubborn and was willing to be up all night if needed.
So was Zip :) So...after using a syringe and feeding her over and over again since she had no sucking reflex at that point...and putting a heating pad in her little kennel...we just had to play the waiting game to see. And when I got up this morning for yet another feeding, this greeted me :) Happy Lambie! Zip wasn't nearly as concerned this morning either :)And she was one hungry little bugger! The first morning feeding she wasn't taking the bottle, but was nursing off the syringe :) This afternoon, she was taking the bottle with no issues :) And now she is talking up a storm and bouncing around in the crate :) We will be moving her out into the garage today...to her own little area. Sheep don't belong in the house...for that long anyway :) Our last bottle lamb was Ernie...also a triplet and a boy :) So we thought we would name her Ernestine :)Lets hope there are no more bottle lambs though...she is loud enough as it is!