Life Goes On & Contest Winner For Guessing Toby’s Weight!

May 8, 2009

Life goes on.

It’s going to take a while to ease the ache of losing our little cria though.  It especially breaks my heart when I see our Lady Llama out there nosing around in the hay and humming softly to herself… you know she’s looking for her baby and wondering what happened to it.

Even our male llama, Samson, isn’t immune to grief.  He stands on the other side of the fence, his hum just a low cry.

Anybody who doesn’t think animals grieve has either never been around them much, or is terribly insensitive.  At this point, it hurts more watching them mourn than it did to lose the baby.  She’s gone.  They’re still here and they hurt.

But like I said, life goes on.  It kind of tickled me to see the one little chick peeking through the mama hen’s feathers.

Chick peeking through hen's feathers.

This morning she was out with four little chicks.

Mother hen with four chicks.

She’s already teaching them to scratch around and look for food.  She scratches around and clucks for them to come see.  I tried to get a picture with all four little chickie bottoms in the air, but it didn’t work.

Mama hen scratches for food for chicks.

Like in this picture… only two little bottoms up, one chick half asleep, and the other one scratching.  Oh well, they’re cute!

Now, as for the contest on how much this silly dog weighs…

Toby with a silly grin.

The winner is Amy from “Amy’s Corner” – GO AMY!

She guessed 85 pounds, and the vet’s scales said 82 pounds, so that’s a pretty good guess!  I was surprised someone got that close!  So once again, it’s time to choose a picture and let me know what you’d like!

Thanks to everyone who stops by and reads “Rural Ramblings”, and especially to those who leave comments, and even more so, those who take time to participate in the contests!

Have a great weekend ya’ll!

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