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Twins!!!

Callie was due today and did she ever deliver.  Twins… a little girl born at 7:15 am, and  a little boy born at 8:30 am.

IMG_0001_2croppedThe births went quickly and without difficulty.  Callie did all the work with no help from anyone.  Cotton was standing by for encouragement.

It took some time to get them to drink…Callie was so busy cleaning them up.  Eventually with a little help, they both did drink.  Callie is not too impressed with the wee fella. There he is standing at the back.

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She pushes him around and doesn’t seem attached to him, although if I hold him up to her she does stand still and let him drink.  So that is what I am doing for now…going out every couple of hours and making sure he has a drink.

On the other hand…Callie is very attached to the little girl.  She is very attentive to her, always checking to see where she is. She is drinking on her own with no problems.

IMG_0001_1There she is getting ready for a nap.

It is hard to get good pictures in the barn with all the yellow walls and yellow straw.  I will take more tomorrow.  Hopefully the sun will be shining and they can go outside for a while.  We shall see…

What a day!  The hardest part was not knowing what to expect or what to do.  When to step in and give a helping hand and when to let them figure it out themselves.  So far, so good.  They are both alive and drinking.  Hopefully Callie will be more accepting of her son in the days to come.

Oh and their names…today is the birthday of a long time friend of mine.  So in honour of that they will be called Julie and Elliot.

 

 

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