Yesterday was such a wonderful day! :) One of our does, Sunset Splash did something very unusual and uncommon, but it was very good!
To start at the beginning. . . . . Sadly, a couple weeks ago, Sunset kidded and lost her babies. We were not there to attend the birth and she was just unable to get the amniotic sacs off before they passed away. It was a freezing cold day too. So, she sadly lost her babies. :( It was very difficult for all of us, most especially Sunset. She is a wonderful mother and would gladly let her babies nurse forever. Cordelia nursed until she was nearly a year old (and I still think she may sneak a sip every once in a while). ;) So, needless to say, she was devastated. Since then, she has been crying and it had been very difficult to console her. Until. . . . yesterday, without any coaxing whatsoever, she allowed Cordelia's baby boy nurse from her udder!
I was thrilled to say the least! I was practically doing cartwheels to the house to tell my mom the great news. :)
So, now these little babies are two verrry spoiled kids! Not only do they get tons of loving from humans but also TWO mommas! When Cordelia "kicks" them off her udder, they just run to Grandma! I have to watch these two, little piglets. . . . that's what they are!
So, my mom made up a new saying (well, we think it's new) -- "When Momma says no, ask Grandma." :)
I just had to share this sweet story. Not too many times will you be able to find a doe that will do this, especially with absolutely no coaxing. Sunset has always been a treasured girl, but now she is even more so! She's staying with us forever!
I will try to take a sweet photo of this happy "family" soon.