Thursday, 11 June 2009

A 2.00am encounter

Just arrived

Dani nobley giving up his sleep to supervise the proceedings

This way to the milk bar

a good bath

and another


Born this morning at 2.23am- A filly foal By Danilon Pre out of Divers Perk TB (Executive Perk) or Diva to her friends
So - shortly after 1.30 Charles woke me to show me Diva on the monitor (he'd had the first nap) and whispered "she's about to start" and Diva was tucked like a pyjama horse looking nervously at her tail. i made a quick phone call to the village to alert a friend before dressing and reached the stables at nearly the same time as her .

The presentation wasn't initial good but as i phoned the vet, Charles managed to locate the other foot and nose at about knee level, so embarrassingly, I was able to report to the poor man that I had just woken up that "ah hem there seems to be a foal on the monitor now"...........perhaps we should invest in one of those new things - mobile phones I believe they are called! He was very charming though and will call on his rounds to check the foal later today.
The elegant filly was up and sucking in no time at all and Diva was grateful for a small warm mash that gave her more strength to re wash her new foal. We went to bed by at least five o'clock and i must say i slept in until 7.30 but Charles got up at 5.30 to exercise Dani who reported to be "puffed up" and walking out like a racehorse - and not a car on the road.........I wonder why?!