Monday, July 23, 2012


Last week, I posted about our poor little baby calf catching a bad case of pneumonia and then becoming horribly dehydrated and weak.

After some much needed TLC...

I'm glad to report that not only has he improved by leaps and bounds, he also has acquired the name "Wobbles", due to last week's shaky circumstances.

The first day was rough.  Poor little wobbles was so weak he couldn't even stand to eat.  My dad had to bottle feed him and we were pretty sure, by the end of day one, he was not going to make it.

But he is a resilient little booger!  He survived through the night and by day two he was showing some improvement.  Wobbles was standing, with a helping hand (he was after all very wobbly), and nursing from Momma Robin.

On day 3, Wobbles was finally getting his little calf vigor swagger back.  I feel after surviving pneumonia at a  little over a week old, you achieve swagger status. :)

I must add, Robin has been one awesome Momma!  She has stayed by her sick little baby's side, and let us get close enough to support him while he nursed.  Of course, having a Momma snack of a few flakes of hay always helped the situation remain stationary.

I visited little Wobbles this weekend and he was up and jumping!  Literally, he was jumping and bucking around.  It's great to see your hard work and diligence pay off when you have livestock.  If we wouldn't have given this calf the care and extra attention he needed for a few days, he would not have made it.

Here's a few pictures of the better, faster, stronger, and always adorable, Wobbles!

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