Billy Takes on a Kid
Animal Stories from All-Creatures.org

August 2009

Billy the boxer has become the constant companion of the 12-day old kid called Lilly. He sleeps with the goat, licks her clean, and protects her from any dangers at Pennywell Farm wildlife center in England.

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The kid was abandoned by her mother when she was only a few hours old and adopted by paternal Billy.

The unusual bond has developed over the last month and the pair are now inseparable.

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Lilly follows Billy around which is really quite amusing to watch and Billy sleeps with the goat and cleans her mouth after she feeds.

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Lilly was the smallest of a litter of three kids and her mother abandoned her because she could only care for the two stronger ones. The pair have attracted quite a crowd at the animal centre and the staff are keen to see how their relationship will develop.


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