Neela ninja-birthed on us–a gorgeous filly, foaled in the pasture. We are thrilled and relieved to say both momma and baby are doing fine.
The filly is solid black for now, but it’s easy to see the gray hairs in her coat, so she will be changing color soon. I’m hoping she keeps her black stockings, like her dam.
And in other baby news…we are fostering an orphan kitten, named Fiona. She arrived at age two weeks. She reminds us of a tiny grizzly bear.
More details later on all of it, but here are some pics for all to enjoy!
The kitten was first to arrive. The pictures say it all.
Good thing she’s cute, as she has to have a bottle every three hours!
Even the dogs like her. Here, Chiko, our resident grandpa, allows her to cuddle up for a nap.
A week after the kitten, our next black and gray baby girl arrived!
Welcome to the world! The filly has just arrived, so Neela nudges her to get up.
The foal was on her feet within ten minutes of being born.
Emma, who is the filly’s buyer/mom, rubs her dry.
Ten minutes after standing, the filly, who Emma has named Asta (it means “love”) , was nursing. We brought the mother and baby duo to the barn as it was getting to pour a cold rain, where Asta showed off her nursing skills again. See the cute tiny snip of white at the top of her tail?
The next day, momma and baby started enjoying their paddock, known as “the playpen.” They are wonderful to watch.