Loryn the golden retriever has grown up on her family’s farm, and is constantly helping her mom care for all of the animals. She’s sort of like the farm mom, and loves every animal she meets so much.
“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.”
Recently, Holley’s farm took in a few rescued baby goats – and Loryn fell in love more than she ever has before.
“Goats are the most loving, easygoing creatures,” Holley said. “They loved Loryn right away. They are together all day, every day.”
The goats names are Mia, Henry, Delilah and Daisy Mae, and they love Loryn just as much as she loves them. They spend their days cuddling, napping and chasing each other around, and Loryn never, ever lets them out of her sight. She’s adopted them as her own, and she takes her role as their mother very seriously.
Delilah and Daisy Mae arrived at Holley’s farm with tags on their ears from their previous farm, but have now found their permanent home with Loryn and her family.
Because the babies are still very young and have to be bottle-fed, they spend a lot of time in a playpen in Holley’s house, and Loryn loves to stand over it, watching her charges and catching them if they happen to hop out.
Loryn has dedicated her life to taking care of all the babies on her farm, and she’ll be around to watch all four baby goats grow up, and help them as much as they need along the way.
“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.”