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Can you spot the cuteness? Dalmatian dog adopts lamb (VIDEO)

Friday - 8/10/2012, 10:33am  ET

WASHINGTON - A Dalmatian dog in Australia isn't exactly spot-on with its mothering instincts ... but who cares? This is way too cute.

An orphaned spotted lamb in South Australia's Barossa Valley has been adopted by the dog, according to local media and the below video evidence. The lamb's owner says nature's timing (the dog was "in season") coincided just right with the lamb's arrival. The adoptive dog has helped keep the lamb's face clean, among other motherly duties.

The biggest conundrums now seem to revolve around what to call the creatures. Perhaps a sheepmatian, as the owner posits in the video below.

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