So sweet animals can give so much love to you…!
How awesome…! Everyone should read this story to the end, especially if you love animals!!!
In 2020, the Gentle Barn, founded by Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner, adopted a calf, who had just become an orp.han. They rescued orp.haned calf from a slaughterhouse where his mother [di.ed]. He was only a week old. They named him John Lewis Thunderheart because he was also a fighter.
Ellie share: When Lewis arrived at The Gentle Barn, he wasn’t in the best of health. He had [se.vere pne.umo.nia]. He had loud, raspy breathing. He had a deep cough. He had an extremely high temperature.
A little Bit of Love can change everything
Because of the stressful environment he was born in, Lewis did not get enough colostrum to build a stronger [immune] system. That’s why when he contracted [pne.umonia], he [fo.ug.ht] for his life.
They knew he wouldn’t be able to survive living in the barn so they brought him inside their air-conditioned home. He needed a clean and cool environment and this way, they’ll be able to look after him 24/7.
There was also another animal who lived inside the house who would turn out to be such a big blessing for Lewis. His name is Sky.
Animals are amazing!!!
The Gentle Barn adopted Sky from his previous owner who couldn’t keep up with his energy level. They weren’t supposed to adopt him but they discovered that Sky was a great therapy dog. He makes people laugh, he can soften the hearts of people with anger issues, and he’s able to calm those who are nervous.
Ellie described: That’s why he was the perfect companion for Lewis while he he.aled. Sky protected him, soothed him, and would lay down right next to him and curl up beside him. We just kept pouring love and comfort into him until he slowly began to heal.
Sky the therapy dog was one of the keys to Lewis’ quick healing.
When Lewis was strong enough to go outside, that’s when they saw Lewis and Sky had formed a strong relationship. They run all over the yard and tussle. Sky is very mouthy like a puppy and Lewis wonky like a cow, but somehow they make it work and understand each other.
When they brought in Lewis, he was only 50lbs at a week old. Now, he’s two years old and weighs more than a thousand pounds. He’s now much, much bigger than Sky.
They’re not as physical anymore with each other because they know there’s a big weight difference between the two of them. But it doesn’t stop them from showing their love for each other.
Such a beautiful thing. Animals are so much better than most people.
Ellie share of their relationship: Lewis will lay down on the ground and Sky will be all over him. He’ll lick Lewis and lay down beside him.
To us, we see a dog and cow. But to John Lewis and Sky, they just see friends, they see family, they see love.
Border Collie dogs are loving and gentle , how beautiful is nature with calm animals
No love like the love from a dog! I’m sure that precious calf got.