Friday, October 17, 2014

Betty's Birthday

Goodness! Even more excitement today: Dollie has given birth and  sometime early this morning Betty was born. It is amazing how clever donkey babies are! They take to living as if they don’t need any apprenticeship at all. Betty has been walking around the land quite steadily with an air of total confidence since she was only a couple of hours old, and she already head butts me in a friendly way just like her big brother Boubakar does.

She doesn’t need to be told where to go for milk of course.

Although sometimes even clever donkey babies get it wrong...


Blogger David said...

Adorable! Godson Alexander 'Betty' Lambton now has his namesake - a vital connection with a donklet in a far off land. Thank you for that. Trust our own namesake mother is well.

9:14 AM  
Blogger David said...

It was going to be Betty anyway - could be short for 'Bettino', I suppose, but while Dolly and Dollie are unisex, probably better that Betty is a donquitita.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Gilliane said...

Absolutely fabulous! Betty is brilliant!
As, of course, are you; Sophie :) G xxx

9:41 PM  
Blogger Susan Scheid said...

Oh, delightful. And I love this observation of yours: "They take to living as if they don’t need any apprenticeship at all." I'm so often amazed by that as I watch creatures in the natural world.

6:08 PM  

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