Meet Loryn, the golden retriever who is convinced she’s the mother of a few rescued baby goats who recently came to her owner’s farm. “She’s around all the farm animals all the time, so she’s seen it all,” Andrea Holley, Loryn’s mom, told The Dodo. “She is truly a mother hen and takes in every baby we have here as her own.” However, when Holley adopted the goats, this took Loryn’s mother instinct to the next level. Now she and the goats, who arrived with tags on their ears from their previous farm, are inseparable and do everything together.
“Goats are the most loving, easygoing creatures,” Holley said. “They loved Loryn right away. They are together all day, every day.” Their favorite pastimes are cuddling, napping, and chasing each other around – but, even when playing, Loryn never, ever stops caring about their safety.
“Loryn is my right-hand man and always helps corral the babies when we’re outside or round them up while playing inside,” Holley said. “She most definitely thinks they are her babies.”