Since I started writing these posts, I’ve witnessed a lot of strange friendships, but this one might be the prettiest yet. An orphaned pony’s best friend is a stuffed teddy bear that captured the hearts of the Internet. Breeze is the bear’s name, which adds to the cuteness. Apparently, the tiny horse was lonely and in need of anything to replace his mother’s loving touch. He was handed a plush teddy bear, which turned out to be ideal for the ‘job’!
Unfortunately, this adorable baby was discarded by his own mother soon after birth. But, thanks to a worried farmer who contacted the Mare and Foal Sanctuary in the United Kingdom, he was discovered barely in time. The poor little guy was bewildered and afraid when the help arrived, but as soon as he was transferred to the refuge, his condition began to improve.
“Sadly, little Breeze has not got his mom around to keep him company,” said Syra Bowden, the sanctuary’s executive director. “It’s been wonderful to see him interacting with his new teddies and cuddling up to them when he goes to sleep. They are great company for him and provide comfort during the brief periods when his carers are not present.”
To help them feel more secure, workers at the sanctuary frequently give orphaned newborn animals staffed toys. They were all taken aback, though, by Breeze’s apparent interest in the big teddy bear he received.
The sanctuary reported, “A one-week-old foal sleeps comfortably in the lap of its new surrogate mum – a gigantic TEDDY BEAR.” “Just a few hours after his birth, Breeze the bay pony was discovered abandoned on Dartmoor National Park. The tiny foundling was crawling about the hillside, hopelessly attempting to suckle mares since he couldn’t find his mother. Breeze had collapsed in a state of extreme shock and dehydration by the time rescuers from a local equestrian sanctuary arrived to help.”