Thursday, July 12, 2012

Objects in Rear Are Closer Than They Appear

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.


Tombstone Livestock said...

she is adorable

Elaine said...


Muffy's Marks said...

Little Elizabeth is absolutely adorable. I bet you can hardly stop taking photos of her,.

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

She's such a pretty little thing!

Linda C said...

l love naming our animal baby's after royalty. A recent alpaca calf we had born here is called Isabella Ruby. Isabella is the name of Princess Mary's ( Denmark)eldest daughter. Your Elizabeth is just too beautiful for words!!

Kim said...

That is the cutest calf I have ever seen!

tainted with a positive view said...

such beautiful markings!