Saturday, May 9, 2009

CALIENTE!!!

Yesterday at exactly 2:20PM it was 100 degrees here! Yep it was HOT! That is also when Lacey decided to birth her baby!!!!

I would like you to meet our newest member of our "family" - This is Caliente!!! (Hubby loves to name them words and all of our babies have a Spanish theme) So as it was so HOT.. Caliente it was - we will actually call her daily "Cali"... and yes you read that right HER!!! She is a gorgeous perfect little spotted girl!!! WAY TO GO RAFFIE!!!!! My smiling donkey is one proud papa.... as is "Dad"....

And Lacey is being the best Momma!
I know I show these Maternity Ward Window photos every time.. but it just cracks me up!





She is just gorgeous! And really I am so proud of Lacey - I checked on her just a few minutes after 2pm... she really didn't look like she was in full labor - just laying down in the barn looking at me like "darn it is hot out here"... I came back out just after 2:20 and there was Lacey standing above her already cleaning her up! With in 45 minutes she was cleaned up, standing and eating! Oh and she has the eating thing down... she bounces a million miles an hour never still - then goes right to the food source and freezes and gets a snack.. then off she goes again!



Ok, and so no one misses Libbie this week... here is a photo I took while we were waiting for Dad to come home - this is now an evening ritual... I tell Gato and Libbie that "Daddy is Home" and they both run to the front window, up their stairs and stare out the window to see him come up our dirt road... as soon as they see his truck they fly off the stairs and run to the back door... too cute. (oh and please don't say anything about my dirty window... it is hopeless to keep this window clean - constant nose prints)
I hope you have a wonderful Saturday.. and a great Mother's Day Sunday for those here in the US - We are still on Donkey alert.. Vicki is next - but I am allowed to leave today for a short time to go to the grocery store :0)...
HUGS and-

41 comments:

Softpencil said...

I love animals and yours are so cute!!! You´re lucky for living with these beautiful creatures, I live in a big city so I only have a sweet cat :)

Helene said...

How sweet is she....You must be so excited to have a new baby.....she's adorable.

Love ya,
Helene

athleticsecretary said...

She is soooo cute!

NanaBeth said...

It will certainly be a lot better after seeing all these adorable pictures! Thank you as always.

pinky said...

Ah thanks for sharing the photos, congrats on the new baby ehaw!
Pinky

Janet said...

aww your new baby was born on my bday, how cute:)
I also love the eeyore stuffy, he is my fave:)
have a great day!
hugs

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG! I am sooo happy for you on your new addition. She is a cutie! Every since I found your blog I sooo look forward to seeing all your animal pics just as much as your lovely created cards!!! I wish I had a place that could accomodate one of your donkeys. When I get on the computer at home my 3 yr olds asks to see the donkies and Libby!!! Well you have a GREAT Mother's DAy!!
Hugs, Heidi

LaVerne said...

Congratulations on the beautiful spotted baby...She is just the cutest one yet! and what a perfect name!!!

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Ohhhh how cute is your little spotted girl? I LOVE her like all your cute donkeys :)

And your pets are really the cutest (beside my ones *lol*). Those noseprints on your window *heehee*.

Martine said...

awwww she is adorable, and such a lovely name :), thanks for sharing your photos hun :)


xx

Martine

anja said...

omg how adorable,have al lots of fun with her. a beautifull name.wow.g anja

Heidi said...

OHHHHH Michelle - can you please send me and Martine some animals :o)
We are so in love with them all


Hugs and love
Heidi

TA Carbone said...

CONGRATULATIONS, and she has spots also. This is wonderful and to know Lacey did it by herself is wonderful news. I just love that face on Cali. Looks like her ears are just as big as her face.

I know what you mean about the nose marks on the windows as pooh-ber does that when he wants to cool down also

Again Good Luck with the next upcoming birth

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

Cali is just so cute. Wish I could be there to love on all of those little ones.

Anita said...

Too Cute! I love the ritual.

ms.cheryl said...

I love the new baby. Cali looks adorable. I think it is too cute that Gato gets in on the "daddy's home" action. Cats don't usually participate in that. I have a cat that was raised by my daughter the year before she moved out and when Haley walks through the door the cat is immediately at her feet and talking nonstop. She usually speaks about one-two words a day. Animals add so much to our lives, another deminsion all together. Keep the donkey pics coming, don't wait til next Saturday if the next one comes soon. thanks, ms.cheryl

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

OMGOOOOSSSHHH! She is so stinking beautiful! I got such a kick out of your post. All of the others wanting to meet the new baby and I would expect the dog to be excited for 'daddy' to come home, but the cat too? Hilarious! Luv ur donkey farm! I am such an animal person and would love to do that one day! I think that's why my husband has kept me in the city. lol Happy Mother's day!!!

Craftyanny said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Cali is adorable, really sweet. Glad all went well for Lacey
hugs
Anne x

Diamond Doll said...

Oh how adorable she,s such a cutie, well done lacey.fab pics all of them.
Trish (-:

debra said...

awwwwwwww she is adorable thanks for sharing with us all and glad mummy and baby are well
hugs Debra

sheffsue said...

Cali is soo cute and beautiful.....worth waiting for.
Who cares about clean windows when you are blessed with such gorgeous fur babies?..

Sue x

Anonymous said...

OMG, she is just too cute! I love the spots and her color is almost Taupe...She is darling and I am so glad they are both doing so well...

Karen

Dawn said...

Aww Michelle
I just love Donkey Saturday - I am smiling from ear to ear - Cali is just adorable - how great is Lacey and such a good mum...
the photos of the two furry rascals are just adorable - running to meet dad - just as sweet as anything!!! It's amazing what they come to know.

Viv said...

Yay! Beautiful baby! What a clever girl Lacey is! Love the spotty windows, the back window of our car is exactly the same !

Rach said...

awww how adorable congrats on your new arrival Cali..
too cute! x

Nilla said...

Congrats! so sweet, wants to cuddle her myself!Look at her face! hugs Nilla

Kelly Schelske said...

Awwwweee how cute Michelle!!

Heidi said...

Michelle- oh my she is beautiful!

retiredheather said...

What a beautiful little lady. Love her coloring. Good to see Libby with the cat.
Hugs
Heather

ribenaruby said...

Well done to Lacey and her new bundle of joy on a celebratory day, what fab pics and a beautiful new name, so unusual,maternity ward photos are just fun to look at with my family,and Gato and Libbie looking out for dad is super fab! Hope Vicki won't be too long. Have a great day Michelle!

Bev said...

Oh what a little sweetie! I am so glad all went well hun and thanks for our weekly fix (and my glass door at the front of the house has the same marks on - all at doggie nose height!!) x

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Michelle, I read your blog post with tears in my eyes I am so happy that Lacey had a healthy baby girl, and a spot too!! Caliente is an absolute stunner, such a cutie, you must be overjoyed. Love the pics of Libbie & Gato watching for Dad, so sweet. Hope to hear more good news of Vicki too. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Nicola said...

Hooray!!!!!
Congrats to Lacey and Welcome to Cali.

I just love checking in on you wonderful animals.

Hugs
Nic

Mel said...

So very cute, I love donkeys ~ Mel

Eileen said...

What absolutely gorgeous photos - I just love those donkeys - especially the baby one. You are so lucky.
luv
eileen
x

Linda w said...

Michelle Cali is adorable!! Congratulations to everyone. I love seeing the photos of your "family".

thanks much

papersunshine said...

YAY! Oh she is BEAUTIFUL! A spot and a girl - that is great! But most of all she is healthy and momma's doing well :) Love the name Cali - Caliente. Congratulations!!!

Annie said...

oh how cute is Cali! love all the donkey pics today, but that is way too hot for me! We have lots of sunshine and blue skies here in Cornwall today but with a brisk north east wind all the way from cool Scandinavia! hugs, annie x

Cynde said...

Cali is So Adorable!! You got your Spotted Girl like Raffie!!! HOORAY for you guys!!!! I know you must be over the moon with happiness. I love the picture (2nd one) with Lacey looking out of the structure at something! Her ears are all pointed and attentive, with her special "Prize" right beside her. It's such a good shot of her. I also Love the picture of "Dad" (human one) holding Cali...it is so darn cute. Priceless is the picture of the sweet Miss Libby ad Gato looking out the window together!! Honestly you have the Most Fun animals and you take the Best Photos of them Michelle. Thanks so much for sharing!! And again Congratulations. Lacey so deserves to have the cream of the crop baby after what shes been thru....Just too Cute!!!
Hugs Cynde

Suzanne said...

Oh these two are just so funny standing at the window (gosh isn't Libbie getting big!!)Daddy looks very proud with his new baby and he has every right to be she is gorgeous. Sue :o)

mckinkle said...

Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos and Cali is just too beautiful! I really enjoying catching up with your donkeys antics!
Congrats!
Keryn :D