Rory – a shy four-year-old – was approximately nine-months of age when his favourite sheep; Mario was born.
Rory is overcoming his shyness thanks to Mario, according to the BBC.
“Most children Rory’s age would have a dog; we have got dogs as well, but he’s always preferred the sheep,” his mother told the BBC.
“But it’s not just any sheep, it’s always Mario; I think Rory wouldn’t do as much as he does without Mario.”
“Mario will let Rory do anything at all to him – groom him, bath him, talk to him, tickle him; he just laps up the attention.” his mother added.
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