January 26th 2013 10:48 am
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SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!We have a new baby at our house!
I can tell You it isn't the Baby of choice....I mean,
maybe I'd be interested in a little fur-sis? My size,
doxie,doxie mix or some other small breed....
Thank God, it isn't a Grand-baby! Gma said,
" we've done diapers,bottles,spit-up,pee and
poop,etc.... The others are better than 1/2 grown.
11 and almost 9. Their Mommy would have a stroke
to do all that again!" Gma, just isn't fast enough to
do the baby mess again!On with my story.....
Gma left me guarding and went off to run errands. Have
the weekly massage,so the old gal can keep, keeping-on!
Seems to settle her for a few hours. Gpa went off to
the elevator to buy milk replacer for the bottle twins.
Who BTW are doing nicely...Salt and minerals for the
Gpa beat Gma home and found a Heifer trying to calf!
Not the one he had been keeping an eye on either!
Our bulls broke through a pasture fence and visited
the ladies.....way too early! Can't blame these
early arrivals on the neighbors,either!
Gpa gave her some time but things were going to slow.
He dug out the calf pulling stuff and pulled the calf.
What a way to arrive in this new world...Then it was COLD
too! Already -2...The little boy was very lively.
Even tried to suck Gpa's fingers! Hey there, hand washing
is my JOB!
Gpa put him on some straw in the wheelbarrow. Took him
to the milkhouse. Had Gma fetch him a bulb for the heat
lamp. The Cats pretty much cleared out of there...hehe
The light warmed him up and dried him off.After supper
Gpa took instant colostrum to him. He nursed the moo-moo
bottle like a pro....He's a survivor,as he has strong
instincts! Gpa left him there all night.
After awhile, some barn kitties went inside. They were
so curious....they found the light,it was warm,so they
stayed. The baby moo was curled up on hay with a full
tummy sleeping away....
His Mom is up eating and drinking...Gpa said,"she looks
rough!" So we haven't tried to give her calf back to her.
Gpa will try in couple days. If she doesn't want him,
then Gpa will be raising him on a bottle. I sure hope
the Bulls didn't set Gpa up for several January and
February babies. Bulls can be busy boys in just a few
We usually calf from late March-May. The other half of
the herd is from late August-October. Gma is sure glad
she isn't strong enough to take care of bottle calves
anymore. OMD! She's have to be out there every morning
and evening with bottles. Gpa hated that job when he
was young....had no patience for it. Gma took care of
all the orphans:lambs,calves,piglets and sometimes a
Things do change....Gpa used to pick a calf up and
just carry them off...later on, drag them to where
he wanted them. These days,he grunts to put them in
the wheelbarrow and push them to their new digs!!!!
I think the big changes around here is called "old
age!" I'm here to keep them from getting dogtimers!
They might go out to lunch, forget to come back home?
I have to keep them entertained and mentally
challenged! It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!
Tomorrow the Grand-kids are coming to play games. They
help keep Gma and Gpa on their toes too! We give them,
absolutely NO Breaks in our games! They beat the pants
off of both of them,about 9 times out of 10. We're having
pancake,bacon and scrambled egg brunch. We made 25 popcorn
balls. The kids can take a bunch home with them.
The last batch was 18 and Gpa,Gma and myself ate them all!
I did snatch 2 mini marshmallows that flew out of the
bag...as she was adding them to the pot of melted butter.
2 mini marshmallows and a couple bites of shredded cheddar
cheese were my snacks... No wonder, I charged
after those marshmallows like I'd never had a treat!
Gma is starving ME! No one in this house is on a diet...
Unless it is a diet filled with goodies???????
Gotta tell ya, Gma has to have Gpa's help with the big
pots filled with hot stuff! Cause, she can't pour,hold
and stir all at the same time....like she once could!
Gpa uses a wheelbarrow and Gma uses Gpa...They manage
to get their jobs done.....
Hugs and Kisses,Mazy
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Mazy will you get to go sniff the baby moo? Things are always exciting at your house and your Gma is cooking yummies all the time!
Congrats on the new baby and congrats for having one of the daily diary picks.
Mom remembers as a child when her dad would bring orphaned or sick calves into the porch to nurse back to health. Mom like feeding them their bottle. Did you get a good sniff of the moo, Mazy? You are doing a good job looking after everyone, Mazy!
The moo is doing well and still on a bottle. His Momma hasn't felt so well since her baby arrived. I haven't sniffed the moo,since I still haven't been outside since my surgery.
Having the grand-kids here today was FUN! i enjoyed a bite of bacon and some scrambled eggies.
My hooman sis took Gpa to the ER. He had a piece of food lodged in his esophagus since last night at supper time. No one really had much sleep. Did dozing. He couldn't lay down at all.
They gave him an IV and medicine in it to dissolve the food.
Grand-kids and Gma did their brunch and games. Now he has to make an appt. to see an Internal Medicine Doc and then a gastro-Doc.... Gma already has an appt. this week with her NP.
I think it is going to be a busy week????
I worried myself sick, all night cuz,Gma wouldn't let me out of the bedroom to check on Gpa. She checked by herself. Stubborn Gpa...wouldn't go to ER right away. It would pass, as in the past, but it didn't!
The bitter cold prevented the butchering guy from coming and so that will probably be thrown into this new week too.
I think everyone has to go nightie early....We are all pooped out! mazy
Mazy, what an adventure your gpa must have had with the poor l'il calf!!!
I luv'd reading the story via your diary!!!
Congrats on the DDP!!! I had not seen that. WTG!!!
Has it begun warming up where you live? We finally hit 40 degrees today, 'n' it almost felt like summer compared to last week!!!
Congrats on your DDP!!
And congrats on the new baby calf, too!
Glad you Gpa got that taken care of .... Momma's daddy has had esophagus problems before....
Sounds like a busy week ahead!
How sweet! Congratulations on Diary of the day!
congrats on the new baby, I bet it's very exciting to watch,
Thank you pals for all the comments, pawsome wishes and pressies.....the baby moo is still staying in the milk-house and is doing well. The kitties are walking right by, to eat their food.
My Gpa is already tired of coffee,jell-o,pudding,ice cream and tomato soup. Yucky! This is all he has had to eat! since Saturday evening... Gma has been eating her salads.... and he doesn't eat salad anymore....So doesn't bother him at all....I think he misses his cookies and candies? Gma gave all but 3 of the popcorn balls to the grand-kids. She said, he might be able to eat them anyway...in a couple days. If he can,she'll make some more.
Made 33 here today but no sunshine........by Wed.,another cold front dropping the temps. back to zero without the wind factored in.....Have a Blessed week everyone,Mazy
OMD - your Gpa and my daddy sure are STUBBORNE. Thank goodness your Gpa was finally talked into going to the ER for treatment.
Also glad the moo-moo baby is doing well. Sure hope his momma starts to recover also.