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Best News I Heard All Week

The Best News I Heard All Week!

Thanks to Sue Manning at the Associated Press, we learned this week of an amazing story of two blind cows, Sweety and Tricia.

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Sweety and Tricia meet for the first time (photo by Farm Sanctuary)

Sweety was rescued from a slaughterhouse in Canada by Refuge RR, a horse sanctuary in Ontario, and needed a new home. So Refuge staff put the word out.

Farm Sanctuary in New York currently cares for a blind cow, Tricia, who was also rescued from a slaughterhouse. Tricia lost her companion last year, and has been sad ever since.

So the folks at the two rescues decided they needed to be together.

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The new BFFs (photo by Farm Sanctuary)

But it wasn’t so easy. There was lots of paperwork to be done to bring Sweety across the border. It took almost a month!

Eventually the big day arrived, and Sweety came to her new home and met her new friend.

This is Farm Sanctuary’s video from YouTube. WARNING: Have a tissue handy.

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45 thoughts on “The Best News I Heard All Week!

  1. Beautiful. 🙂
    Take care

    Posted by Old Kitty | February 16, 2014, 7:05 AM
  2. It doesn’t take much to get the tear ducts started these days Rumpy and out came the tissues for sure.. What a wonderful story and heartfelt video… Thank goodness there are people out there like your good selves who do this wonderful rescue work….
    Love and Gratitude..
    Hugs Sue xox

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | February 16, 2014, 7:12 AM
  3. *sniff sniff* What a lovely story this is!!!! I’m so touched by Tracy and Sweety…..besides those people who helped them meeting are wonderful! I’m very glad to see these warmhearted humans who care animals! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | February 16, 2014, 7:31 AM
  4. Terrific, heart warming story, we are so happy for Sweety and Tricia. We have happy tears. Bless them all that played a part in bringing them together. Thanks so much for sharing this story and video. Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Mags Corner | February 16, 2014, 8:00 AM
  5. Oh what a glorious “happy ever after” for those two girls…..my heart is so happy.

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom

    Posted by onespoiledcat | February 16, 2014, 8:19 AM
  6. Omg!! What great rescuers!

    Posted by dogdaz | February 16, 2014, 8:51 AM
  7. Such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by Stiletto Momma | February 16, 2014, 9:21 AM
  8. That’s the best video I’ve seen all week! Those girls are like the cow version of Lady and the Tramp, but with hay instead of spaghetti! So sweet! Nice job, R.

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | February 16, 2014, 9:46 AM
  9. What an amazing story!
    Beautiful video also!
    So happy for them!
    ((Husky hugz))

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | February 16, 2014, 10:44 AM
  10. So beautiful. Thank you to the folks at Farm Sanctuary!

    Posted by Stelitta | February 16, 2014, 10:46 AM
  11. that is great news Rumpy! xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | February 16, 2014, 11:05 AM
  12. It always amazing me that animals just know what to do for each other.

    Posted by whydowepaythem | February 16, 2014, 11:14 AM
  13. This was wonderful! Thanks Rumpy!

    Posted by Marty the Manx | February 16, 2014, 11:17 AM
  14. So wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing, it’s very heartening to see such love,

    Posted by Stacey | February 16, 2014, 12:42 PM
  15. …tissue needed indeed! 🙂

    Posted by marina kanavaki | February 16, 2014, 1:25 PM
  16. That is precious. Fanks you Rumpy. xox

    Posted by Katie Isabella | February 16, 2014, 2:13 PM
  17. Yow Rumpy we got leeky eyez here watchin Sweety n Tricia meetin n beecomin furendz!!! What a touchin story!! 2 pawz up fer all da Hu’Manz involved who brott deze 2 together n carin fer dem…PAWTASTICK!!!
    Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum xoxoxoxo

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | February 16, 2014, 2:36 PM
  18. OMG I can’t stop crying. I am giving to Farm Sanctuary right after I hit “Post Comment!” So glad that they were rescued. I’m never eating beef again, and will wean myself off of all dairy products as of this day! Thank you, Rumpy, for humanizing these wonderful animals. I saw a man on Good Morning America who is making meat substitutes from all-plants sources. He said that growing up on a farm, he couldn’t understand the difference between cows and dogs. Why it was okay to eat one, but not the other. Now I truly understand. God bless you!

    Posted by Russell Smith | February 16, 2014, 3:19 PM
  19. Oh Rumpy, wez not been very good buddies … wez so behind with bloggin.but I have an enormouze bag of cookies for you 🙂 xxooxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

    Posted by mollieandalfie | February 16, 2014, 4:38 PM
  20. What a beautiful story – thank you for sharing. Animals are so innocent. Bless everyone who helped them.

    Posted by Linda Trunell | February 16, 2014, 5:06 PM
  21. We love heart warming stories.

    Posted by corkscot | February 16, 2014, 6:30 PM
  22. I’m glad these girls have a safe and comfortable place to call home now.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Posted by savedbydogs | February 16, 2014, 8:09 PM
  23. Reblogged this on Jeanne Melanson and commented:
    A beautiful story. So sweet!

    Posted by Jeanne Melanson | February 16, 2014, 10:47 PM
  24. Love love love this story!!!!!!

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | February 17, 2014, 2:17 AM
  25. That’s lovely. I think they’re going to be the best of friends.

    Posted by Clowie | February 17, 2014, 5:49 AM
  26. I love happy endings or I should say, happy beginnings!

    Posted by kanzensakura | February 17, 2014, 10:12 AM
  27. Finding a new friend and a safe home … priceless. I do love upbeat stories. It gives me hope for others that need rescuing. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | February 17, 2014, 8:57 PM


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