Lillyput is a personality
He wants to savor every moment of life
From the perspective of Gut Aiderbichl
Numerous emails and phone calls tell us every day about animals in need. A few weeks ago, we received an email that expressed in touching language what an animal-loving lady had felt for a young, deformed, so-called "Schmallenberg-lamb": love. "(...) Lillyput could not stand and yet wanted to live. ...He seems to want to savor every moment of life (...)". She asked to take the young sheep, and so Lillyput came on 13th of May to Gut Aiderbichl Deggendorf.
Disability does not condemn humans or animals to die
Animals with handycap accompany Gut Aiderbichl from the beginning. So there was the dwarf oxen Lillyput with the artificial anus, Pamplono, the young ox without fur and his best friend, the dwarf Fipsi. For years, we have been accompanied by the blind horses Koby, Sabrina and the blind donkey Noldi. Our pot-bellied pig Clemens has a crooked cervical spine. One that is no longer alive: Bieni. She was an experimental goat and due to a failed injection she lived for years with a crooked, curved cervical spine. Many of our animals have a handicap, they all have one thing in common: the will to live and the right to be allowed to live. This view is one of the components of the Aiderbichler philosophy.
Schmallenberg - virus in lambs
The virus and its effects have been observed in cattle and sheep since 2011. Transmission of the infection occurs through insect bites (gnats and mosquitoes). If the ewe is infected by a bite within a certain period of gestation (in sheep between the 30th and 50th day), the virus can enter the uterus and cause deformities of the limbs and brain of the embryo.
Lillyput had from day one massive neurological disorders and epileptic seizures, which are now almost non-existent. The owner told us that Lillyput was also soon able to stand, albeit shakily. She splinted her crippled forelegs with small, home-made splints. So he soon managed to be able to walk relatively quickly with his artificial support. He can't even jump in the air. In Schmallenberg lambs it can happen that the lower jaw is missing. Lillyput has a lower jaw, which is slightly skewed, which in turn does not prevent it from eating the grass with relish.
No one knows how long Lillyput will live
What Lillyput conveys to us is pure joy of life. The staff in Deggendorf love him for his light-heartedness, his will to live and is also grateful to be able to learn from an animal again:
Accept yourself as nature has made you. Everything has its meaning.