Okay, sorry for no big pictures. Between the low light in the house in general and the red light from her heat lamp, I've not taken a single good shot of her today. I have caught a few cute ones with my phone though which I posted to Twitter throughout the day, but for anyone not checking the Twitter feed, here are my favorites.
When I picked her up on Monday. So tiny.
She was an unplanned lambie and was born smack in the middle of the stock dog trial, early Sunday morning. Her momma did a good job getting her and her two siblings cleaned up, but this lamb was small and weak and too cramped up in utero so her legs were wonky and when a guest's puppy got loose and ran through the whole flock early that morning she was unable to get up and run away with her momma :-(.
One of the triplets was able to keep up but by the time they found the other two lambs, one was dead and this lamb was very close. Annmarie scooped her up and ran her to the house and got her warmed up, tube fed her some colostrum and hoped for the best.
She wasn't able to stand on her own much when I saw her that afternoon, but she definitely looked like a fighter and was giving it all a go. Annmarie kept her that first night to make sure she wasn't going to crash and burn and I picked her up the next day.
By then she was able to walk around if you helped her up and her back legs, which had been very weak were much, much better. Her front legs were getting straighter - they'd been a little knuckled over - and by early this morning they were getting her up all by herself :-). Now she's trying to run and hop about. And no surprise, her first stop was the stuffed sheep.
She's not a sound sleeper, which I find odd and a bit worrisome. She's pretty cashed out here but the slightest noise will wake her right up. I had to change my cell phone ring from it's normal flock of sheep ring because it upsets her when she hears it. I could be wrong, but I'm afraid when the dog chased all the sheep, that her momma probably called and called for her and not being able to follow...
While winter is not a great time to host a house sheep, our kitchen is the perfect set up. All linoleum, the large dog crate fits right in next to stove, there's a baby gate in the doorway to the rest of the house and a large island in the middle that is perfect to chase Tilly around ;-).