Just a quick note to say that the Mighty Patou herd has increased in numbers by one as of 0730hrs this morning.
Bobby (mother of recent rosette winning Poppy) gave birth to a beautiful medium brown girl this morning.
Sue and I were both working today and Sue's final check before leaving revealed a little wobbly head on a little wobbly neck out in the field. She rang me and I immediately found that I had an urgent enquiry to make nearby. The birth caught us a little bit by surprise and due to the inclement weather she was whisked into the shed with Bobby and the ever patient Lola as a companion (Bobby is the resident spit fountain).
The new girl, (it seems as if we are beginning to specialise in brown females) is as yet unnamed although Penelope has been put forward by Angus and is likely to be adopted as her name tomorrow.
'Penny' is a Canchones Witness of Inca baby and looks absolutely gorgeous. I am as excited as a really, really excited thing on some very strong drugs and can't wait to see her out in the field with the others. Sue is off tomorrow so she will be releasing the little threesome if it's dry and hopefully taking some photographs. She really is beautiful and I can't wait to post some pics!
Lily (she of the lopped off toe......................... I am still trying to kick myself) is doing very well now. She has been in the barn of a friend for the past couple of weeks to keep her foot dry and the wound is healing up nicely.
Lastly, may I give a huge thank you to all those who commented about our endeavours at the Futurity. We were so proud of the girls and it is lovely to see that so many people are following our exploits in the showring.