Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Protective ‘Sheepcat’ Rules Over His Gang Of Lambs With Fearless Love.

The best kind of friendship is the kind were the two individuals are nothing alike. They both come with their set ideas, personalities, and experiences. It forces folks to look at life from the other's perspective. Hopefully, resulting in a world free of judgement and preconceived notions.

Perhaps, the secret lies in watching and learning from the animal world. Rather than focus on differences, these creatures pay attention to the joy their friendship gives them.

Steve, a former housebound cat, has turned into the leader of a flock of lambs or the "sheep cat."

The young feline used to spend his time prowling around his owner’s, Amanda Whitlock, house in Waitotara, New Zealand. Steve is not the only animal Amanda takes care of. During the colder months, she let her lambs into her home for a few nights.

Steve, a former housebound cat, has turned into the leader of a flock of lambs or the "sheep cat."

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Those few warm nights slowly blossomed into an unexpected and adorable relationship between the lambs and Steve.

Now, the lonely indoor cat was not alone anymore. He had found his own squad and as a result, Amanda and her partner, Ben Aiken, realized that he was spending less time inside the house.

Those few warm nights slowly blossomed into an unexpected and adorable relationship between the lambs and Steve.

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Steve was enjoying being with his new farmyard friends and the squad had grown to be inseparable from each other.

"He'd just sort of get used to them and spend time with them inside and then the lambs move outside and we started noticing Steve wasn't inside any more and we're like 'where's Steve?,'" Amanda recalls. "So we'd have a look out the window and he was just out there interacting with them."

Steve was enjoying being with his new farmyard friends and the squad had grown to be inseparable from each other.

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Ben brought the lambs to the farm to foster, but he didn’t know that this stay would lead to a unique relationship.

"He’ll just be walking around the yard and they’ll be following him. Or he’ll be playing in the bushes and they’ll be inquisitive, looking to see what he’s doing and following him through the bushes," Amanda says.

Ben brought the lambs to the farm to foster, but he didn’t know that this stay would lead to a unique relationship.

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The tabby cat was dutifully being followed by all the lambs around the garden.

Steve is also known to love to cuddle with his woolly friends. Sometimes one of the ten dogs in the farm also joins in for a much deserved siesta.

The tabby cat was dutifully being followed by all the lambs around the garden.

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