Welcome, Rudy!

Another new calf this morning! I was in the bathroom about 7:45 getting ready for work when I heard a strange “moo” outside. Having animals is about like having kids – you can tell more about what’s going on by the tone of their voice than by the words coming out of their mouths. I looked out the window and the cow I had pictured in yesterday’s post was licking her baby. I’d guess I was about 30 seconds behind seeing the actual birth!

By 8:30 he was nursing. By 9:30 he was running about and kicking up his heels. That never ceases to amaze me.

When Matt came home for lunch we walked out to have a look.

Me: His name is Rudy.
Matt: What if it’s a girl?
Me: Rudy still works.
Matt: Only if you’re the Huxtables.

But Rudy it is. This is one of our older cows and she was having none of us walking up to that baby. So this was the best picture I could manage:

We also caught sight of a couple other babies at noon – two little Canada geese swimming on the creek while mom and dad watched from the bank. So sweet! But by the time I walked down there with the camera the babies had disappeared, probably to somewhere safe. Mom and Dad Goose were alarmed by me, however, and got up from their nap to call for the kids.

Reminds me of me “honking” in a store for Olivia when she disappears, as she likes to do.

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4 Responses to Welcome, Rudy!

  1. traci says:

    (trying to stop laughing about “Rudy”)How very cool to watch such an amazing learning curve! :) Bummer about missing the actual birth…though I’m sure in real life it’s a lot less “City Slicker” cool than I’d hope…And that picture is very cool–love that black calf!

  2. Rurality says:

    Awww! How cute!

  3. mel says:

    congratulations on your newest arrival, what a cutie!

  4. The calf is so cute. Personally I think you’re lucky missing the birth. Yuck..