If you're done ranting about bicyclists and their tickets and need something to calm you down, please enjoy this video of an abandoned lamb with black spots being taken care of by a Dalmatian. Be warned, you might cry when you see how cute it is!
Dalmatian breeders John and Julie Bolton, who live in Australia's Barossa Valley, are pretty amused about the cute pairing: Julie Bolton said, "It is truly spotted. Black spots on a white-based coat which is the same as a dalmatian... Now the mother who doesn't have puppies at the moment is actually cleaning it and licking it and mothering it and it tries to mother up to her udder." And the lamb does try to suckle, but she gets her milk from a bottle.
According to the Daily Mail, the lamb is a "cross between a pure-bred white Dorper ram and a Dorper and Van Rooy ewe." And, yes, the Boltons have heard jokes about the male Dalmatians getting with the ewes!
However, an animal experts say that the coloring isn't why the pets are bonding—there are all sorts of stories about different animals happily acting as surrogate parents. John Bolton hopes the lamb will get a new home, "In fact I think we've got clients who've bought a couple of Dalmatians from us who run a winery who might well be interested in having this lamb as a pet because obviously it's so well-coloured up it'd be a shame to have it lamb chops instead of lamb pet."