Most breeders use a different letter of the alphabet each year so that they can keep track of who was born when etc. We have stubbornly resisted this trend. I don't know why, it's probably my fault, I don't like to conform, I like to be different. I am a bit of a rebel at heart.
This year however, we have decided that it would be sensible to adopt a similar approach so that we too can be sure of who was born when etc.
We thought starting with A would be silly as we already had an A in Amelie. So we looked deeper into the mighty Patou names list. The latest letter that anyone's name begins with is P.
We have Priscilla, Poppy, Penelope and Polly (both born last year).
Logically then, we should follow on from P.
Right................not so easy. But hey ho we decided to look into Q names. We looked and looked and found a few that we liked but could we find seven that we liked that we could pronounce, that didn't sound the same as the others? Um......................no.
We even tried making up 'Q' names, but no it just wasn't going to work. The only name I really liked was Quinn, as in The Mighty Quinn!
So we eventually gave up on the Q thing and decided to skip straight to 'R' names! Again much discussion ensued and not three minutes ago we have decided on a name for our first cria of the year.
She will be known as Patou Ruby May.
And here she is...............again (sorry but I am still very excited about her arrival).
We had a good look at her today and took her coat off so that she could get some air to her fleece. Sheis definitely a lovely deep chocolate brown.
She is showing slight signs of immaturity in that her ears are a little floppy at the tips but her teeth have erupted, she is big and strong and feeding well. We are delighted with her.