Sunday, March 17, 2013
Then Dulcinea shows me up.
On February 6, she effortlessly birthed 4 remarkably healthy babies for the second year in a row.
And makes enough milk to more than feed them all.
And yes, she does appear as though she's pulled her hair out, but its coming back in now and she moves with as much grace and dignity as ever.
I brought them in as they were born, washed them off in warm water and allowed the girl child to use the blow drier and the boys to rub them down with a towel. We have a new foster baby who squealed with delight then squealed in frustration at not being able to grab them with her own 2 little hands. Once they were clean and dry I put them in the kennel and milked Dulci. Normally we allow the moms to clean them off, but since it was so cold and she had them right in a major sand pit, she would have had to consume a large amount of sand to actually clean 4 babies. And the temperature of low 40s made me nervous to leave them out for long.
The things I do to make a boy smile. Or outright bellow with a hearty belly laugh.
I'm a sucker for my kids.