Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Pregnant Pony...

Okay, so my little Welsh pony mare, "April",  is pregnant and due to foal some time between April 8th and April 26th, according to the various calculators I've used. (If someone has a foolproof method of figuring it out, she was bred on may 17th, 19th, and 21st, 2013.)

 Here are a couple pictures of her taken this past February. She is of course engaged in her favorite
activity, eating...

I was recently talking to my mother about my anxiety over the impending birth, especially since I've never had a mare in foal before.  She tried to reassure me by saying, "At least with ponies, you don't have to worry about them eating their babies."

She later clarified that she remembered when we were children, and the trauma of litters of gerbils, hamsters, and even a couple ferrets disappearing to a nervous mother's infanticide.

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