When Colton the dog watched Olive the donkey give birth, she was fascinated by the whole process. As soon as baby Willow took her first steps, Colton wanted to get straight in her pen and show her love.
But Colton doesn’t just reserve her love for newborn animals. At the farm sanctuary where she lives, she’s affectionately known as ‘the welcomer,’ such is her desire to be friendly to anyone that arrives on site.
In the first few days of Willow’s life, her mum, Olive, was understandably protective. But as soon as she realized that Colton only had love to give, she relented and let their relationship blossom.
When Willow had the strength to go outside, she started to approach Colton herself. As the days went by, Olive would be busy enjoying the peace and quiet of the serene fields, leaving Willow and Colton to socialize and play with one another.
It actually seemed like mama-donkey enjoyed the relief Colton provided her! She realized that when Colton was with Willow, her baby was safe and happy.
Colton seems to have this innate calming nature, where she can sense that other animals need a little bit of extra love. There’s little doubt that Colton helped Willow gain confidence and belief in the early days of her life, and the farm dog’s calming demeanor has helped countless other animals in the past.
When Willow is led to the fields in the morning by her human carer, Colton is always there to lend a hand! She even helps to lead the donkey out and reassure her that everything is going to be okay. Such is the trust that the two animals have developed, they trust one another explicitly.
As you can see by watching this touching video, Willow and Colton’s relationship is truly one of a kind! It just goes to show that animals have so much love to give, regardless of their species.
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