Miles had lived in a separate pasture from Maybelle at the farm, but they'd always been able to see and hear each other, according to Burritt.
The Mennonite family had willingly given Maybelle to the Gentle Barn to pay her back for all her years of service to them, and they quickly agreed that Miles could go to the sanctuary as well. Weiner loaded Miles onto the trailer and drove him to the sanctuary to be reunited with his mom.
Burritt and the other sanctuary staff were over the moon when they heard.
"We ran to Maybelle and told her, 'We have your baby, we have your baby,'" Burritt said. "And she just stood at the corner of the pasture until she saw that trailer come. Then she started chasing the trailer across the pasture up to the top."