Singer-actress Sheridan Smith said she was keen for her son to have pets – so they have six donkeys and six dogs.
Los Angeles: Singer-actress Sheridan Smith said she was keen for her son to have pets – so they have six donkeys and six dogs.
The 40-year-old wanted her 17-month-old son Billy grow up around animals but she “got carried away” and they not only have half a dozen of donkeys, but also six dogs, Female First reported.
Appearing on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’, she said: “When I was younger we grew up very working class and I begged my mum and dad to let me have animals and they were like, ‘no’… Now I have a son who is 17 months old and I think I wanted him to grow up around animals.”
But Sheridan didn’t set out to have so many donkeys, as two have had babies since she got them – and she had to be the “midwife” to the animals. She stated: “I didn’t know they were pregnant. I did have four and then suddenly they got fat. Suddenly, there were legs coming out of one of them. It was stuck and I watched a YouTube video and I’m pulling the legs. I became like a donkey midwife!”
first published:Nov. 28, 2021, 5 a.m.