Wednesday, November 3, 2021
It was one of those moments when you question what you are looking at. There pinned under the chicken wire was a gorgeous, fine fleeced, spotted newborn. Her mother was nowhere to be found as I carefully pulled the wire to free her. Please don't catch her newborn skin on the wire, I pleaded. I wrapped her in a blanket and carried her to a clean location while noticing that no mother followed. OMG! This is going to be a long day, I thought, as I panicked a bit with the knowledge that this baby needed colostrum to survive. Slowly, her mother emerged with her long spiked hair covering her eyes. "She's a stoner" my husband often commented of her lackadaisical attitude. "Rod Stewart" my husband called her as he noted her hot legs and "do you think I'm sexy" appeal as she made her way to the baby, smelled her and then laid down. Not exactly what I was hoping for as I heated a bottle of colostrum and fed this starving little wonder. I went to the house, looked at the clock and made a mental note that I needed to feed her again in two hours. The clock ticked forward as I watched the camera. There I saw what I would call a professional wrestler. The baby nudged her mother's chin with a strong push, nose to nose, she then jumped over her mom's back and then back to the chin. Nudge, nudge, hey, I'm hungry!!! She took a swipe at mom's ear, reminding me of a Mike Tyson move, but still no action. She continued to torment this lazy mother until mom finally stood up. Baby headed between her back legs and ended up under her mom's front legs. She circled back and went for the prize, but missed it and ended up on the other side of her mom's body. C'mon baby! C'mon baby! You can do it! I screamed at the camera. Mom was frozen while baby finally found what she was looking for and nursed for a solid five minutes while I watched with a heart full of happiness. Please meet our newest member to Plateau Breeze Ranch "PBR Definitely N Perfect Harmony"!!!!!