Monday, 23 February 2009

Lamb update

Thanks for all the good wishes for little lamby, I am pleased to report he is doing well and has today begun sucking his bottle rather than chewing at it, so things are looking up. He already sees me as his mum so has spends ages yelling when I am out of sight.

I am determined not to have a repeat of Mia last year, so I am being stricter with this little chap and he is having to stay in the pen I have made for him. He has plenty of room to run and play, if he stays with me longer term I will put him with my lambs from last year. Alan's next sheep to lamb had triplets so no chance of him going to her!

He did follow me in to see the weanlings this morning, but they were all too frightened of him to get too close. Horatio was desperate to inspect him but didn't quite have the courage to get into 'nose' range.

Unfortunately the vet visit got postponed until tomorrow, so the insurance certificates and Duchess will have to wait a few more hours. It took me ages to convince Legend of Spartacus to go into the shelter as well - he obviously knew something was a foot.

2 comments:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Bless him, Im sure you are a great foster mum !!...are you taking him to the Futurity !!...Jayne

Debbie said...

I'm sure he would love it but no, I'll leave him in my mums capable hands along with everyone else. She'll be kept busy that's for sure - mum's are great aren't they!