Lionel, the cow, and Amos, the pig, chose to be each other’s family after losing their own families. Erin from the Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary was more than happy to take them in together.
The South Florida SPCA called Erin about the pair and clarified that they had to be rescued together. They had a unique bond and couldn’t be separated.
Amos treated Lionel like a mother. He would run underneath him when he was scared or anxious. Then Lionel would clean Amos or rub his head on him to make him feel safe.
When they first arrived at the shelter, they were hesitant to come out, but they made new friends and started to relax after a while. Lionel got more comfortable running around, and Amos quickly followed him.
The two of them genuinely love each other, and it was interesting to see their dynamic. Amos loves mud, and Lionel doesn’t, but they are never far apart.
Both of them end up with their own mud socks. On the other hand, Lionel loves hay piles, and Amos isn’t interested, but Amos will join Lionel anyway.
Erin says it is heartwarming and reassuring that they learned to love each other despite everything Amos and Lionel had gone through. They must have been in a hopeless situation, but they helped each other stay strong.