When it comes to love, sometimes opposites really do attract.

At first glance, Yoda and Felicity don’t seem to have much in common. To state the obvious—Yoda is a tall llama and Felicity is a tiny sheep. When it comes to personality, they couldn’t be further apart: Yoda is outgoing and charismatic, while Felicity is shy and reserved.

But trauma survivor Felicity and her loyal ally Yoda are better together, and hold a special place in each other’s hearts.

Felicity was among thirteen sheep, a goat, and a calf rescued from a backyard butcher in Southern California in early 2013. Most of the sheep were elderly, emaciated, terrified, and suffering from a variety of ailments. When they came in, all of the other sheep were closely bonded with one another. Felicity, however, was a loner, and the outcast of the group.

When Felicity met Yoda, everything changed. This odd couple loves to spend time together, relishing all of the joys of life — walking along the hillside, grazing, napping, and inspecting the property. Felicity enjoys the added bonus of being able to hide under her long-legged friend — an especially appreciated benefit for this anxious girl.

Yoda and Felicity’s special bond reminds us that love comes in all shapes, sizes … and species!

This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to celebrate love in a new and meaningful way by sponsoring Yoda and Felicity or another of our featured farm animal valentines! Your one-time donation will help support your sponsored animals’ happy lives at sanctuary and make all of our rescue, education, and advocacy work possible. As a sponsor, you’ll receive a special digital valentine featuring your new animal friends, which can be printed for yourself or given as a Valentine’s Day gift to a compassionate loved one!