Dawn's cria was born on July 15, 2009. She appeared in the pasture about 12:30 in the afternoon, a nice surprise.
She's a little one: born at about 12 pounds. She's quite a personality, however. She's what you would call "vigorous."
Let me explain the grandiose name. Her daddy is Escalade, which is the name of a very large SUV. There was an episode of the Simpsons that was about another very large SUV: the Canyonero.
This little one is a girl, so we just feminized it to Canyonera.
Here is a group shot of Canyonera (a few days), Margie (22 days)and Apu (almost 4 months).
Margie is now over 18 pounds, which isn't bad. The vet looked at her when he came to give Canyonera the once-over and decided to try a couple things: creep feeding, more vitiamin B and one more round of antibiotics because he heard a tiny rumble in her lungs.
I'll post more about the creep feeder I built in a later post. For now, just enjoy the baby cuteness.