She has never had a real name; I found her on the back of a truck passing through the village on her way to a very uncertain future. That was after only one week of taking tenure of the land which became Thung Dong Farm!...and that was 18 years ago! The person who sold her to me said he thought that she might be having a baby in a month or so but after just four days she gave birth to Dang…our big Red Bull!..and ever since we have just called her Dang’s Mother. She must be about 20 years old now and sadly almost blind…so she freely roams around the farm and very often find herself in the front garden or the car park! She is the sweetest and most gentle cow you could ever want to meet and she loves corn! It’s her favourite treat and even though she cannot see much that beautiful black nose can smell a corn cob at 200 meters!! So happy 20th birthday Dang’s Mother and many more lazing days of roaming on Thung Dong Farm!
The Mischief & Patience!
I couldn’t resist posting this snap of Izzie having a drink from the upper lake and young Louis giving her a break! Louis is always wanting to play and hanging around Izzie who has more tolerance than anyone else on the farm…but it is a very sweet snap of the young and old or should we say
the mischief and the patience?! (aka Louis & Izzie!)
Hattie does it again!
A few days back I went to check Harry and Hattie in one pen and their two babies in another. All was well but I couldn’t find Hattie, she had disappeared! She must have lifted the wire mesh from their enclosure and gone AWOL! I was very worried for her but after some time I removed all the furniture and animal food etc from the room where our hedgehogs stay and as I lifted a small bird-house it felt a bit heavy and there inside was Hattie and more of a surprise a two day old baby hedgehog which is quite big because I suppose she only had the one baby this time! Hattie must have made a break to get away from Harry who would harm any new offspring and she had found the bird-house to give birth. So now she is back at home in her own enclosure with her new youngster and both are doing well. You’ve done it again Hattie, congratulations!
Life with Louis!
Louis, our baby Beagle pup, was 4 months old yesterday and yesterday evening we had the first big storm of the season. The thunder and lightening scared Louis so much he was shaking and scrambled to get onto my bed with me but he is too short! So I lifted him up and even then with a big hug he was still staring around with fright. So I gave him a baby pillow, which a recent guest left, and he snuggled-up to that but still yapping and very worried about the noise from above! So I thought that I would try a pacifier (dummy) and that did the trick! After a few minutes he was fast asleep and he slept sound through to the morning with just the occasional moan of peace and contentment!