Olivia - the BIG sheep

There is a constant influx of animals at the rescue. In the midst of all the coming and going there are a few permanent residents and one who always makes herself known, Olivia.

Olivia was hand raised and when her owner needed money, she was sold to a local slaughterhouse. Spotted by Barbara during a rescue (it would be impossible to miss a sheep of her size) she was rescued and joined the herd at PSGR.

 Olivia in desperate need of a haircut when she arrived

Olivia in desperate need of a haircut when she arrived

A Suffolk sheep, she is the largest sheep I have ever seen. She recently let her two favorite little girls have a tea party on her back. They needed step stools she is so tall. She has a commanding presence. Despite her "could be intimidating" size, she is the most gentle soul. She greets every visitor by simply standing beside them expecting to have her head scratched. If you stop you will often receive a gentle nudge letting you know she hasn't had enough. She always wants to be in the know of whatever is happening around the farm but nothing gets her too excited. Except treats, it's the only time she talks and it's almost startling it's so loud and it's the only time she runs, now that is a sight to see!

She was clearly raised with a gentle and loving hand as we have never met a sheep with such a tender personality. She was then sold to slaughter. But because of Barbara and PSGR she was saved. The rescue has provided her a safe home to live out her life where she is simply adored.

 Olivia now enjoys a yearly haircut

Olivia now enjoys a yearly haircut