I don't see why being trodden on by a horse makes you cold in winter, but I am glad to hear it was accidental.
“Unfortunately, she got into an accident with a horse, which accidentally trod on her foot. Because of that, she gets terribly cold during the winter so we decided to bring her into the house.
“We have a dog, Nettle, which has just given birth to a litter of pups. Within a few days of giving birth, Nettle was up and about, prowling in the yard.
“Mabel observed Nettle’s behaviour and, as soon as there was a chance, she hoped into the dog basket to roost on the pups. She keeps them – and herself – warm, while Nettle is outside on the yard.”
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The hen that thinks it's a dog
From the Shropshire Star comes news of Mabel, the hen who has adopted a litter of puppies: