Named after the famous, beautiful French bombshell, Bridget Bardot the sheep wears her name with elegance and grace that would make her namesake proud. Bridget the ewe was rescued by Edgar’s Mission after suffering two near death experiences. The first came in the form of the Mickleham fire storm, an incredible blaze that engulfed the area where Bridget and her flock grazed. Bridget still wears the marks of her battle through this ordeal on her blackened fleece. Yet, despite her singed eyelashes, this little ewe’s eyes still shine with astonishing wonder and brilliance.
The second of Ms. Bardot’s brushes with fate came in the form of a brutally broken leg. Upon seeing Bridget’s leg mangled, seemingly beyond repair, the farmer who was tending to her decided death was the only solution to her ailment. Thankfully, the kind wife of the farmer plead the case of the sheep and she was transported to Edgar’s Mission for care.
Safely in the care of the Edgar’s staff, Bridget was rushed to the emergency veterinarian to receive attention for her leg. While the news about Bridget’s injury was as bad as they could imagine, the vet had some other news for Bridget’s caretakers, she was “with lamb.”
With this added motivation to get Bridget back into shape, this resilient ewe was fitted with a plaster cast. The diagnosis for Bridget’s leg is one that is often labeled “impossible” to heal, meaning in most cases the animal would be put down. However, Edgar’s staff never gave up. To them, impossible is simply the prognosis for now. Keeping their eyes set on a positive future for this sheep and her soon-to-be lamb, the team has given Bridget all the love and care she needs to achieve the best recovery possible.
On June 6th, all of the hard work of the kind staff at Edgar’s Mission paid off as they welcomed, “Miracle,” Bridget’s lamb into the world.
Miracle is a happy and healthy little lamb who is the living product of endless kindness and compassion. After seeing Bridget give birth to this beautiful baby, the staff knew they had truly witnessed a miracle, and thusly a name was decided.
“Miracle – noun – a remarkable event or development that brings very welcome consequences, a tiny little lamb and a reason for hope!”
Having survived two terribly traumatic and painful events, Bridget and Miracle are now free to live out their happy lives together in the safety of their sanctuary home. What we can all learn from this little family is the importance of hope!
No matter the circumstances, if you are determined and compelled by compassion, the end results will undoubtably be better than where you started. Just take it from Bridget and Miracle!
To follow the progress of Bridget and Miracle, check out the Edgar’s Mission website and like them on Facebook. To make a donation towards Bridget’s medical treatment or to keep little Miracle in hay, click here.
All image source: Edgar’s Mission