Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I was letting the dogs outside to go potty tonight (30 minutes ago) and I noticed one of the cats had blood on its neck just below its ear. I assumed it had gotten in to a fight and had bled out some. There was no active bleeding so I was unconcerned. I happened to casually mention it to the wife. She insisted we bring in the wet cat and she dried it off. It still had blood on its neck. She carried it off to the cat food dish (elevated cart so the dogs don't eat the cat food). So she is petting the cat while looking for a source of bleeding and cannot find anything but the cat did smell suspiciously like sheep. Of course it is snowing so we had to put on snow shoes and coats, grab flashlights and head out to the barn to see if the kitty had been snacking on afterbirth. We made it without any one falling down. Lo and behold, there was a brand spanking new baby!! A jet black lamb with a white patch on its forehead. It was so new it was still trying to stand. Momma was licking it dry. I am hoping there will be another baby in the morning. Annmarie will take pictures in the daylight and post them soon. I just volunteered her for more pictures! We don't have any pictures of the other baby during the day either.