CutiePie is one of our friendly sheep. She came to us when she was approximately a year old in 2011. At that time, she was pregnant with her daughter Mitzy, who is also a member of the sanctuary.
CutiePie is a Dorper mix and the largest of the ewes here at the sanctuary. As a big girl, she has had problems with mobility early on. The vet has had to give her shots to relax her muscles and do corrections along her spine. At present, she is getting along just fine.
She’s kind of a loner and likes to go off to graze on her own. Often she will plop down in the middle of her pasture to rest quite apart from all of the other sheep. When it’s time to eat, however, she’ll come running, and she has not problem asserting herself at the head of the feeding trough line.
When it comes time to do hoof trims or shearing, CutiePie offers a bit of a challenge. Catching her is tough because she’ll easily bowl you over due to her weight. Once you have her collared, it often takes two people to “walk” her up the ramp onto the shearing stand. She’s very well behaved one she’s settled, though.
Are you interested in virtually adopting CutiePie? If you would like to help her with veterinary bills, feed, and shared shelter, you can donate any monthly amount and receive personal updates on CutiePie.