"When it rains on the sheep, the shepherds get wet."
“Gently Leading Nursing Ewes” Isaiah 40:11
Shepherd is not only aware of the mother's concern for her babies, ...He is also sensitive to it and willingly takes action to help her with her concerns.
How Sheep Are “Like People”: Sheep Form Strong Emotional Bonds
"Like people, sheep believe there is safety in numbers. When they lose a sheep-friend they love, they notice and may even show signs of grief. When sheep are isolated, they get lonely and can become depressed."