The social isolation that the globe experienced as a result of the COVD-19 epidemic has enabled actual sentiments to blossom, as the characters of this novel demonstrate.
Henry Holmes is a 2-year-old kid who has spent his confinement with a 5-week-old lamb named Peter Pan.
After his mother had rejected him at birth, the Holmes family took him in, and Henry recognized in him his finest company during these long days of confinement.
Henry has taken on a lot of responsibility for his new pet, including walking him through the fields behind his house.
Kristen, the mother of 4-year-old Dexter and Henry, a 38-year-old hairdresser, said her two kids like spending time with Peter.
“The kids think it’s cool, and they enjoy it.” “I believe the lamb considers Henry to be just another lamb,” Kristen speculated.
Peter has become so well-known that some people mistake him for a dog when they take him on a stroll.
The Holmes family has a small farm in Sherborne, Dorset, where they breed sheep, guinea fowl, peacocks, a couple of llamas, and an alpaca.
Kristen’s plan is for the lamb to live in the field with the other sheep once it is old enough.
“We have approximately 12 ewes, and we had about 15 lambs this year during lambing season,” Kristen adds.
“Peter’s mother took the other boy right away.” She was so mean to him that she used her head to push him out of the compound. That was heartbreaking to witness. “We didn’t believe she’d make it because he couldn’t breathe,” Kristen explained.
They waited 48 hours for the mother to return, but she just refused. They took him home to bottle feed him, and while it was difficult at first, Peter now enjoys snuggling up with his family and following them wherever they go.
“He enjoys being petted. It will practically chase me if I go for a walk in the garden. He used to sleep in the home, but because it’s growing so quickly, he now sleeps in the garden,” Kristen explained.
The family intends to return to the country in the next two or three weeks; however, the family visits the animals virtually every day, so Peter and Henry’s bond will continue.
“I believe Henry will be heartbroken when Peter is forced to go. According to Kristen, Henry refers to him as “my baby.”