"Mary has a heart for animals just like we do. Not only does she live on a farm animal sanctuary, but Mary was born at home in the care of midwives," Moore explained. "It’s completely normal for her to have four-legged friends surrounding her at all times. But something very special blossomed between Sapphire and Mary."
At first, Sapphire would just sit down near Mary and make herself comfortable. "She would keep her distance but keep a watchful eye on her," Moore said.
But then she started to get closer and closer. "We noticed very quickly that Sapphire seemed to start protecting the baby. Whenever the dog came by, she would hop up and run over beside Mary. It happened again and again," Moore said. "Sapphire would run and stand beside the baby, with an erect posture."