The lamb who believes he’s a dog …

(A pardonable exaggeration)


Picture of Marley the lamb, who believes he is a dog, with owner Ali Vaughan, posted on Gwen Hullah's

Marley, a Valais blacknosed lamb, fostered by the Vaughan family, of Rickerby, near Carlisle, came to stay via an advert, and settled down with borrowed purpose.


Within weeks of arrival, bottle-fed Marley was diagnosed with joint problems – so needing extra nurturing, the lamb was moved into the farmhouse kitchen and bedded down in front of the 24 hour warmth of the Aga.


In the meantime, Jess the family Labrador took a shine to him by-way of companionship, and as Marley gradually recovered his health – it was noted – he began to exhibit mannered behaviour of the canine nature – to lead the pettifoggery life of a home pet-dog.


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