Remember the last time you’ve shown compassion to someone? You know we all capable of it, even though some of us act like they don’t. It’s just sometimes we need that right person to awaken the goodness in ourselves. In this case, right foal.
Hero of our today story is an Australian cattle dog named Zip who lives on a farm that raises horses. Oh yes, when I said ‘we’ I meant all the animals. Not just humans.
Anyway, about Zip, he has never paid any attention to any horse despite him living surrounded by horses in his whole life. But he doesn’t leave his owner Karla Swindle’s sight much either. One day Karla found one of their foals without a mother that mare got sick after the birth. The 9 days old baby girl horse was named Tye.
Under normal situation foals need their mother for like 6 weeks since there are certain that only a mother can provide. With mare being sick, Karla did her best to accompany both of them in the barn. Of course with Zip by her side all along.
On one night after taking care of the mare Karla saw Zip in a place that he has never been before. This is what she said about it.
“I spent the night at the barn taking care of the mama horse, hoping that I could pull her through, Zip stayed with me in the alley of the barn all night — the foal was laying in the alley, and he just lay there beside the foal.”
According to her Zip recognized Tye was in need and he was able to respond to her needs as she is one of his own. Something entirely new level of affection and something he has never done before.
Unfortunately, Tye’s mother passed away next day. But Tye wasn’t orphaned. Thanks to her new found connection with Zip he always stayed beside Tye whenever she needs. He sometimes even places his head on top of Tye when she laying down.
Within few months Tye has grown bigger and a little too playful for Zip to handle. She now mostly spends her time in the pasture with her older sister learning how to be a horse. With his job done, Zip now just looks after the girl whenever needed.
Tye, who refreshed Zip’s compassion despite being a horse, will always own a piece of his heart until his last day. You can see Zip’s affection towards Tye in the short video below.