Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm Calling Shotgun Now

If there's one thing I've learned about living on a farm, it's that springtime means babies. Already we have played foster mama to a fledgling barred owl and four cottontail rabbits. And that owl sure made me nervous, the way he was watching those buns, so we made sure nobody went hungry until they were released (far apart from each other, I made sure of that). But the biggest surprise of all was when My Boy's show heifer, Ruby Tuesday, had her baby last week. Lookee here!

I'm a bit jealous that he has more spots than me. He even has a heart on his forehead. So far we can't decide on a name for him, but it has to be a special one because he will be My Boy's show calf next year. Isn't he a lucky one? We think so.

My new best bud weighs four times as much as me and is growing bigger every day. I have to watch where he steps so he doesn't mash my head in the ground. My Boy is teaching him to lead right now while he's small enough to handle. I just hope that when we all ride in the pickup, he knows I like to sit by the window.


Maggie and Mitch said...

awwwwwwwwwwww, what a cute baby, Tell!
Make sure he knows that you were there first and you have dibbs next to the window -always!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

That baby suwe is a cutie..i especially love the heawt on the fowehead..soo special.I bet youw Boy is soopew happy, but no need to be jelly Tell. you will always be the handsomest and sit in the fwont by the window
smoochie kisses
pee ess pleez be caweful and don't get stepped on

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TwoSpecialWires said...

What a cute baby, Tell. You and your Boy are lucky to live with such special animals. You and the calf will teach each other and your Boy a lot ... about all sorts of good things.

Enjoy him while he's young ... he'll grow so fast!

Be careful of your toes.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Tell....what a beautiful calf......we missed yer posts...I have ta tell Gram ta get with it fer sure.....

Ya know our Grandma Judy doesn't live on the dairy farm anymore....we sure miss seein' all the animals.....'n all the activity too......Gram 'n Pap went ta the feed store taday 'n saw some baby chicks fer sale....almost bought Gramdma Judy some cause she keeps chickens at her place near our cottage.....we sure love ta be around animals....yer one lucky fellow....

Dewey Dewster here.......