Friday, July 5, 2013

SHE'S HERE

Well the wait is over. She is here. A beautiful chestnut with a blanket. Peps waited till I was home from my week's vacation at least. Every morning I have been waiting for a phone call. Every time Sherry would call I was hoping for some news.  I have had three children of my own, I've had foals from other mares but this one the anticipation was killing me.

Poor little thing had a rather startling entry into this world. Not sure when she was born but thank goodness for Sherry and her sister, Heather. Heather was on her step enjoying the morning air when she heard Peps hollering and running back and forth along the dug out. She called Sherry who rushed down to the pen and found poor baby had fallen into the dug out. Now the mares have been having their foals in this pen for years and not once had one of the babies fallen in the water. This is so ironic as I had mentioned earlier to Sherry about the dugout and foals and sure enough mine is the one to be the first. Anyway, Sherry jumps into the water and goes up to her knees in mud. Scoops up baby  and then says now what, I am stuck. Tosses baby onto the shore and is still stuck. I guess Peps was thankful to her for rescuing baby as she stood and let Sherry grab her front legs and pull herself out of the mud. With some coaxing from Sherry and nuzzling from Mom, baby found breakfast and is now doing just fine.
So welcome to the world little miss, OAKLEY'S ARCTIC HEATHER, out of Arctic Frosted Pepsi by Windwalker Cactus. Arctic heather is actually a beautiful white flower that grows ironically in the Arctic,


but also she is named for Heather, who helped save her by calling Sherry. Thank you both for saving my little filly.

10 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

She is a cute little princess, and I know Heather is pleased about the name. feel terrible about her "bath" I had planned to move everyone lat night , but ran out of time/daylight dealing with your other baby/s proof you should trust your gut I knew I should have done it even in the dark

Cindy D. said...

Wow, what an amazing story, so glad everything turned out ok. She truly is a little doll.

Crystal said...

Wow what a start to life! Looks like a pretty nice girl :)

Ami said...

Wandered over from Sherry's blog. What an amazing story and one with a HAPPY ENDING!!!

And such a sweet little girl, too!!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Glad all turned out well . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

GoLightly said...

I think she should be called "Esther" after Esther Williams :)
Okay, for youths, Esther was a "bathing beauty" type movie star in the dark ages. she did a lot of stunt diving...
sigh.
never mind.

What an incredible story/start to her life, she's a beauty!
Congratulations to all concerned !!

Shirley said...

She is a beautiful filly! With such an adventurous start to life I hope things get quite calm for her for the rest of it! Good job, Sherry on the rescue- good thing you were there.

fernvalley01 said...

LOL I love it GL

greymare said...

Thanks all for the well wishes for "peanut". That's her barn name as when you see her next to the others, she is rather small. She was up and trying to stretch her legs, but mom was having nothing of it. Crystal is the winner of the contest. She guessed filly and the date of the 6th. So get me your address via Sherry or directly to me and I will send you your winnings.

Wolfie said...

She's a beaut! Congratulations!