Monday, May 1, 2006

We had a new arrival today!

Today we had our very first new arrival to the horsie family! Not that you can tell from the pic but this little darlin is a baby Miniature Shetland and currently barely hits my knees (think smaller than a fully grown labrador dog). We have three Miniature Shetlands here - Tiny Tim, Superted (daddy) and Flash (mommy) and we have been playing the 'is she - isn't she?' and the 'will she - won't she?' and the 'do you really think she is - isn't?' game for months now....

So we brought her in and she got bigger and bigger and still no foal... Those who had said 'She isn't' were starting to look smug and even the Vet couldn't tell conclusively...(It's really tough to get them to pee on the little stick...) Then we were afraid we were feeding her too much if she wasn't and as the sunshine appeared we decided to let her out for a few hours each day...

Let me tell you... If I'd been that heavily pregnant I wouldn't have skipped around like she did!!!

So we finally came to the stage where I was saying 'I'll believe she's in foal when it arrives.' - I like to bet safe, y'know???

Well, today, my youngest neice came a yellin - 'Flash had her foal!' - so complete with attractive pink fleece pj's and fluffy dressing gown, and, erm, trainers (I'm a night writer - I sleep in okay?!) I went running round to meet our latest arrival... Now I believe she was in foal!

So we have a new baby - boy or girl? Who the heck knows... there was at least six of us on our hands and knees trying to see down low enough to give you an answer to that... Time will tell... If it's a girl she'll be May (For May Day)... a boy... Dougal (from the Magic Roundabout and the Irish comedy Father Ted - the first cos it kinda looks like that and the second cos daddy is Superted - Father-Ted, get it??) Mom is being a super Mom! And we're very proud... The mobile phone companies made a fortune out of us today... But man, ain't he/she just the CUTEST THING?????

8 comments:

Natasha said...

Trish, don't we get a picture of you in your pink fleece PJs??? Just a thought ....

Nicola Marsh said...

Aww...how cute!!!

Kate Hardy said...

Gorgeous pics. Love the name as well (Father Ted is a favourite in this house too).

Michelle Styles said...

Absolutely goregous.

Trainers were probably a sensible choice.

allyblake said...

How beauuuuutiful Trish!

A friend of a friend of mine didn't know she was pregnant until she was five months along! But until the day she dropped? Wowee what a story!

Very very exciting, and more photos please!

Margaret McDonagh said...

Oh, Trish, he/she is just beautiful! What a wonderful May day surprise!!!!!! Will look forward to hearing all about his/her progress and antics!

Donna Alward said...

LOL Trish very adorable! But next time it would be nice if you could muster up some suitable excitement. ;-)

Trish said...

Thanks for all the congrats gang!

He is a he and so is here-ever-after known officially as Dougal...

Will pop in when I can with updates of the little chap who is getting livelier by the day!!! Today we discovered our TAIL...