Shadow the white German Shepherd has filled the maternal role for the new pygmy goat in the house.
Maybe Shadow felt such an instinctual pull to care for this new baby goat because they are both white.
Who knows why cross-species relationships are so prevalent? But one thing is for sure, they are heart-warming.
Shadow licks and cleans the pygmy goat as it leans into her. She truly is treating the baby goat as one of her own puppies.
Shepherds are bred to take care of the flock and that includes its domestic herds!
Good girl, Shadow!