Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 4 and Cupcake's Doing Great!

Got a squeeze cute set up here and first thing in the morning, and again after work, I lock Abigail in there and let Cupcake help herself while I am feeding my crew. She gets a good hour of opportunity both times. Hilary doesn't want to mess with mom much so is mostly doing bottles.

All comfy in her pen, until she sees Hilary coming...

I KNOW you have a bottle for me!!!!

Hilary said she ate 5 1/2 bottles yesterday... plus the 2 I gave her later, besides eating from mama!

This one is my favorite - eyes closed, tongue out... don't you just want to kiss that little nose???

I can still feel ribs but since equine babies are basically bones with skin on when they are born, I am not surprised... and they are NOT as prominent as they were the first day, so I am happy about that. She continues to be alert and active and with every day that goes by I am more comfortable about her future... unfortunately no change in attitude from mama but if we force her to stand in the squeeze chute, she has no choice but to feed the baby, so we will just keep on keepin' on!

1 comment:

Shirley said...

You are doing a great job. I guess this means no more foals for that mama!