An orphaned spotted lamb in South Australia's Barossa Valley has been adopted by a Dalmatian dog, according to local media.
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[Location - Date:Concordia, Australia/August 10, 2012][Source:AuBC][SOT/:John Bolton/Lamb's Owner]To regress to spots like this is sort of a once in a blue moon, and of course when it occurs at a Dalmatian breeder's place, it's something that we're very pleased about. She's in season at the moment and just happened to be in season and sort of feeling that mothering instinct at the time that this lamb was there. And so it just seemed to be quite a natural thing for her to pick this up and have something to mother. It would obviously keep all of its bowels working properly keep its face clean and so forth, so it's actually of benefit to the lamb. We're not quite sure what we should call it, whether to call it a 'sheep-matian' or a 'dal-dorper' or something like that. But you know it doesn't matter how old you get if this sort of thing doesn't make you feel good when you see it, then, well I hope never to get that old."(****END****) Courtesy: AuBC/ NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA