|Posted by PrimRose on February 13, 2018 at 6:10 AM|
Five years ago Kitty Lamonte came to the sanctuary because his mother rejected him at birth. Kitty was bottle fed by Sheila in the house for the first few weeks. The cats at the sanctuary are called for dinner by “kitty, kitty” and the little lamb associated dinner time with kitty as well. That is how he earned his name. When he was able to feed himself he moved to the barn. Shortly after Preston the goat was also rescued and the two would race around the barn playing and butting heads. In the winter Kitty moves into the barn to keep Bernice an elderly goat company, as Preston and Vanna goat do not share the outside shelter and food in the winter. In the spring Kitty and Bernice will move outside to join the other two.Kitty is shorn once a year in the spring. Sometimes on a tour I am asked if Kitty’s black freckle indicates a breed of sheep but it does not, it is a birthmark. Often when we are in the barn we can feel eyes watching us and sure enough it is Kitty watching our every move. Yesterday when I felt eyes on me Kitty was lying down. When we had gazed at other for awhile he stood up and rested his head on the railing and continued watching. Here is his cute face framed by the railing.