Maxine had a little lamb and its fleece was not as white as snow. This might sound like the incorrect rendition of a children’s classic poem but it is the real life story of one New Yorker who became the surrogate mother to a very special animal. After having been rejected by its own mother, a lamb named Smokey was rescued at just four days old by Maxine Cher and her boyfriend and taken from the barnyard to their apartment in the big city. Maxine has found raising Smokey to be similar to raising a child including running diaper duty, formula-feeding and giving lots of love and cuddles. Smokey is a celebrity of sorts, constantly being approached by passersby and even maintaining its own stardom in the realm of social media. However, once the lamb is old enough to eat on its own, it will head back to the farm it came from but it is safe to say, it will leave a lot of broken hearts behind.
Morning = made! http://t.co/8hX65TsfVW #Smokeydalamb pic.twitter.com/ez5bBPhx4z — Kerstin Whitmer (@kerstinwhitmer) March 20, 2015
This is too too twee for words, but why haven’t I met this lamb yet?!? #SmokeyDaLamb http://t.co/ZQ42vCa7qq — Heather Scott (@Aunt_Feather) March 20, 2015
… if you live in #brooklyn, apparently you’ll occasionally see people who have [a] lamb at lunch. pic.twitter.com/AVQtXD2v0L — nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) March 17, 2015
Best day of my life: Meet Smokey, the cutest lamb in #NYC! http://t.co/Xl3kxYvVCr @nypost @BlackTreeNYC #Smokeydalamb pic.twitter.com/xRKf0sYAxx — Lindsay Putnam (@lindsay_putnam) March 20, 2015
It’s Me +Smokey the lamb . My latest model for an upcoming photoshoot. #smokeydalamb #newyork #nyc #lambinthecity pic.twitter.com/uE2laquKbC — candy kennedy (@candykennedy69) March 18, 2015
Smokey enjoyed chewing on my laces while I sipped my coffee. #smokeydalamb #lambinthecity #newyork #nyc pic.twitter.com/T3JOXsLbkQ — candy kennedy (@candykennedy69) March 18, 2015
Squee of the day: Meet #Smokeydalamb, an orphaned baby sheep living it up in NYC http://t.co/Xl3kxYekKT via @nypost pic.twitter.com/BGWSgo3J8Q — Lindsay Putnam (@lindsay_putnam) March 20, 2015