|Several hours old, Gold IS Where You Find It!|
Carol always told me I would come home one day to find a cria, and that's just the way it happened. I was coming down the last hill to home when a phone call congratulated me on having a beautiful baby on the ground. Hard to believe; after all the waiting, the hot summer, so many hosings, putting AC in the barn, and now our first baby at last, only a week and a half overdue.
|Protective Tess, with Mother-Rev-looking on...|
|Companionable dogs - Allie and Brinson's Kendall|
Just when I thought the all-clear whistle could sound, Golden almost died on Day 3. Whether he simply overdid it, or had not thermo-regulated his body to the weather, I guess I will never know. but I can tell you that Carol never flew faster to the rescue with colostrum and a baby bottle and cria-sized nipple and the skill of knowing how to feed Golden against his wishes. My vet, Justin Cunfer, left a Sunday cattle sale to rush to the rescue, and together they saved the day, Golden's day and mine too.
|Tess first to use the new waterer|
|It's all good|
A very special thank you, heartfelt, to Carol and Doug, and Justin and Katie, for coming, and for understanding.