Golden Retriever ‘Adopts’ Baby Goats And Thinks They’re Her Own

No one will ever love you as much as your mother. And several baby goats know this to be true – their mother loves them more than anything in the world.

However, their mother isn’t another goat. Instead, their mother is an adoptive mom in the form of a golden retriever dog named Loryn.

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Loryn is the proud mama of four kids – the little baby goats.

While they might not be related by blood, that does not diminish her love for them any less. She loves them very much like they’re her own.

Loryn is a farm dog who lives with her owner, Andrea. Loryn loves to spend her time playing with all the animals – particularly the babies.

When her owner brought home several baby goats, Loryn immediately took to them. She appointed herself the goats’ guardian, taking on the role of protectorate and foster mom.

The little kids didn’t seem to mind at all that they’d just gained themselves an attentive new mommy.

Loryn proved that she was a natural mother as she showered the little goats with plenty of love and care.

Not surprisingly, the mother and kids formed an unshakable family bond.

Loryn’s owner, Andrea, even named the four kids, Mia, Delilah, Daisy Mae, and Henry.

The sweet-natured dog was a wonderful adoptive mother to them – constantly making sure that they were well-taken care of, in addition to being healthy.

She would often cuddle them, as well as never be far behind them as they played and explored their surroundings.

And the kids returned their mother’s love by always wanting to be close to her.

In fact, both the kids and Loryn never seemed to notice that they were of a different species – a wonderful lesson that humanity would be wise to learn from. All this little adoptive family saw was plenty of love for one another.

And it was incredibly heart-warming.

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As the kids grew up, Loryn was right there for them every step of the way.

In fact, the four kids eventually became full adult goats, yet their bond with Loryn never changed.

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Hope your Sunday was as snuggly as theirs. #TotesMaGoats

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The best part is that the family still lives together on the farm – happy as can be.

While they’re still a family, Mia, Delilah, Daisy Mae, and Henry don’t need Loryn to look after them with the same protective eye, meaning that she is free to step in as a foster mom for other young orphaned animals that may arrive at the farm.

And while they might not be babies anymore, that doesn’t mean that Loryn doesn’t still love her adult goat children – she still has plenty of love for each and every one of them.

The family is featured on Instagram, along with the many other kids, puppies, or kittens that Loryn might be fostering. There is definitely no greater devotion that a mother’s devotion and that is something that Loryn has to give in spades to little babies of all kinds.

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Anastasia is an American ex-pat living in Ireland. When she's not writing she can be found wandering the Irish countryside in search of inspiration. You can follow her writing adventures on Twitter @AnastasiaArell5 or Instagram @writeranastasia26
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