Thursday, April 2, 2015

Another Birth Announcement

Vinca gave birth this afternoon.  This occurred between barn checks, so all on her own with no one but Daisy and her kids to witness it.  I'm having a hard time getting good pictures of the kids but here are a couple.  Please forgive me the glowing eyes... I just can't seem to not have that.

I believe we have two very pretty doelings here.  Their tentative names are Lily and Orchid.  What do you folks think?  What I hear from the family is "but we (you) already have a Lily"  which is true, our beloved Lily the tabby cat.  These doelings are most likely only going to be with us for a few months though, and being as it is almost Easter and all... well Lily seems to fit to me.  I am open to suggestions though.

Pretty fresh on wobbly legs

Vinca is a very good mamma

Kevin observes the newborns

After supper we moved the little family to the shop.  It's going to be pretty chilly tonight.
The little ones weighed in at 8.7 and 8.4 lbs.  That is after having some of mom's milk.  They are practically identical; we really have to look close to find the differences.  They'll be wearing collars soon so we can tell them apart!