Orphaned Sheep Bella Believes She's a Dog
Bella, the two-year-old Texel X Lleyn, prefers biscuits to grass, goes on family dog walks and even runs away from other sheep, after being rejected first by her birth mother and then by several other ewes when she was just a baby.
Farmer's wife, Gilly Chippendale, took Bella into her care and since then, the friendly sheep has formed an incredible bond with both Gilly and her other pets - seven dogs and one cat - joining them on family walks and picnics and relaxing with them in their beautiful, fortified manor house in Cumbria (UK).
Gilly Chippendale: "It’s taken until quite recently to get her to actually graze grass ! I suppose she’d never been with another sheep to see it graze."
Bella is so convinced she isn't a sheep, she is frightened when other sheep approach her and even runs away from the rest of the herd.
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