Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Today's Animals (Mother & Daughter)

Jildou Marin v.d. Oostkade (also known as Jilly) delivered a healthy filly on Thursday evening, March 15/07, around 8:00 p.m. Mother and baby are doing very well. This was two weeks earlier that expected and we were not home when Jilly delivered. I went in that evening to simply do a final check and there the little girl was, up and steady on her feet and vigourously nursing. Jilly gave no signs of delivering when I checked her at 5:00 p.m., so we were delighted that everything went off without a hitch.

Within hours after her birth the little filly was running and jumping, Jilly is a very good mom but very protective. I am attaching some pictures when the filly is less than a day old. Still haven't decided on a name yet, some thoughts are:

Yahaira (Hebrew for Precious)
Zalika (African for well born)
Zaria (Hebrew for Princess)
Zillah (Hebrew for Shadow) I think this is my favourite

(For those who are not aware, I have to choose a name starting with the letters, W, X, Y or Z)

Marsten: Could you put this under your photo of the day,

Heather Hubbard Cooper
Freedom Reins Friesians
Congratulations and Thanks for the good news

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