Don wants to name him Lucky... but he said not to name him anything for a few days...so I guess he has to earn the name 'Lucky'.. maybe I need to call him "Blessed" until then!.. you know - the call it as you want it theory!!
So he is doing better, but is still quite behind what I would call normal. He eagerly brays at me and eats when he is hungry. We always keep lamb milk replacer on hand. He is going to the bathroom on a regular basis and he can stand up for several minutes by himself. What he has not been able to do as of yet is walk or get to a standing position on his own. I set up a large dog crate in our den, lined with a towel.. several more atop for multiple changes as needed. Can you tell we have been through this before?
Here is a picture of the first lamb we raised on a bottle: Roman.
We had to put him outside with the other sheep...and he stood just like this for days .. crying for us to come and get him. I hated that...
..but he did get used to it and he is still the sweetest thing. Although he is a miniature breed of sheep, he is fat and still tries to sit in my lap!