Her Name Was 'Lucky'

Posted by Betsy Barron (Philadelphia, PA, United States) on 6 May 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This lamb was born on Saturday night - the mother rejected it and our neighbors bottle fed it through the night with tremendous hope for her survival. She did not make it, and passed away at 3pm. I'm posting her picture because I'm sad and I think maybe if I look at this long enough, it will make me smile, just for a second.

We will miss her.

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Rags from Plano, United States

I am sorry about the loss of lucky.

6 May 2008 5:03am

Saeed from ahwaz, Iran

painful story,sorry about her :(

6 May 2008 6:31am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

My heart would be totally broken if it weren't for the fact that there is a Heaven for Lucky too :)
You've captured a beautiful, tender moment Betsy

6 May 2008 8:16am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Poor little thing, at least Lucky was well care for the short time she was here. Sorry for your loss.

6 May 2008 9:39am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Sad story but a cool shot!

6 May 2008 9:55am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Hong Kong

Sweet shot and a sad story.

6 May 2008 11:39am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Wow, that hurts. But Lucky had love, even for her short little life. And she impacted people all around this nation and world through your photo and story.

6 May 2008 12:01pm

Dylan from United States

Sad to hear :[ Cute shot though.

6 May 2008 1:27pm

Russ from New Hanover, PA, United States

Such a sad story but I'm glad you were able to photograph her before she passed on. It's amazing the connection that quickly develops between humans and animals, especially baby animals. Poor thing.

6 May 2008 6:47pm

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

A sad story but a nice shot! Perhaps you will meet her at the rainbow bridge...

6 May 2008 7:39pm

Eleftheria, 9 years old, from Athens, Greece


6 May 2008 7:43pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

A very cute shot for a very short life...

6 May 2008 9:18pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

It is a sad tale on human terms but Mother might have known there was something wrong. That is a cute face.

6 May 2008 10:46pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Ok, now I am sad. Mind you, Michael could be right. She did have a sweet face.

7 May 2008 9:57pm

Angry Buddha from United States

The circle of life can be cruel from time to time. Is this the 85mm 1.8? I've been contemplating buying Canon, and I've heard nothing but great things about this lens. Nice buttery smooth bokeh and great detail. I feel like I can touch the little pink nose.

9 May 2008 12:37pm

@Angry Buddha: yes Buddha - it's the 85 prime. And boy is she unforgiving - the focus is razor sharp and when you miss, you miss by a lot. I confess that I took about 40 shots to get this one that was on-the-nose (pun intended) I have a lot to learn about this lens and hope to use it more this summer.

I'm happy to have a lovely image and memory of her.


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