Better than a dancing banana

by sawamix

Last night, after watching Keith Olbermann report that Bill O’Reilly, who claimed earlier that kidnap victim Shawn Hornbeck must have enjoyed the things that Michael Devlin was doing to him, was going to be appearing at an event for the National Center for Missing Kids in Naples, Florida; followed by the bizarre story of astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak; I was feeling pretty bleak. Sort of like Peter Griffin here:

I said to Mr. Brilliant, “You know what I want? I want to see a story about some guy jumping into a river to save a really cute puppy.”

Well, this isn’t quite there, but it’s close:

Molly has been using her maternal instincts after lambs Lucky and Charm were born with complications on a farm.

Her owner Maria Foster, 38, from Forden, near Welshpool in Powys, said Molly slept with the pair at night, and even protected them from other animals.

Lucky and Charm are recovering and will be placed in a field in about 10 days.

Ms Foster said the pair needed help to improve their circulation soon after they were born.

They were placed in an Aga oven for warmth and after being lifted out Molly took over and started licking them as a ewe would have done.

“The first 12 to 24 hours for a lamb are absolutely crucial and if Molly hadn’t been doing what she was doing, I would have had to have been there rubbing the lambs through most of the night to keep their circulation going,” said Ms Foster.

“She could have ignored them but she didn’t and it is quite comical to see.”

Now 11-month-old Molly is like a mother to the two lambs, who stick closely to their unlikely guardian.

(h/t: Changing Places)