So we are still all abuzz about Elizabeth our new English Longhorn heifer calf. This morning I headed over to her pasture for a little photo shoot. She was napping when I got there.
With a little encouragement she stood so that I could get a nice shot of her markings.
I was so busy with the calf I wasn’t really paying attention to my surroundings. So I was a little taken aback when Mary appeared and demanded, “Did I just see you wake that baby?”
“Well, um, yes I guess I did, sort of,” I stammered.
“And just why would you do that?” she asked. “Don’t you know you’re supposed to let sleeping babies sleep?”
“Oh, well, uh, yeah I do know, but, uh I needed to get some glamour shots to send to those nice people over in England.” I said hesitating a little. “And, of course, since you are such a fine specimen of the breed yourself, I’ll need a good picture of you too.” I held my breath as I hoped she bought what I just dished up.
“My left side is my best. Make sure you get my udder. And let me pose my leg just right so it hides the extra baby weight. I just had her Tuesday you know.”
Of course, a few mother/daughter shots were required as well.
Until finally it became obvious that little Elizabeth was tired of getting her picture taken.
Something tells me this one is going to be a bit spoiled.