Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Little Belles!

Well you probably have been wondering what I have been doing and I'm here to tell you I have been very busy. Gestating is no easy job. It requires your full attention.

Anyway, I am done gestating now. Yesterday the farmer said, "well, you are probably going to have your babies today, so come up to the barn."

We went up to the barn where my suite had been prepared nicely but I was more than a little perturbed to see that the big tub of grain I had planned on receiving was nowhere to be found.

"You are a little bit chubby, Belle," said the farmer, "but here is some nice alfalfa to tide you over."

Imagine! Alfalfa instead of grain!

Then a couple of hours later the farmer came back and said, "you know, it might be a good idea for you to get some exercise, since you aren't going into labor yet."

And then I was obliged to walk all over the farm for practically an hour without stopping.

Imagine! The indignity! In my condition!

Well, come along night time and the farmer stayed up for a while, then said, "since you're not doing anything, I am going to bed."

Thank you at last for some privacy. When the farmer went to bed I had my babies, and guess what! I outdid myself once again with triplets, two girls and a boy.

The farmer was very surprised at five o'clock in the morning to find us all just finishing our first meal together. The farmer was very apologetic at the sight of the triplets - no wonder I looked chubby - and rushed to get some grain and molasses water for me, which should have been served immediately when the kids were born, and not half an hour later when the farmer felt like getting out of bed.

But anyway, all's well that ends well, and now I can eat almost anything I want, and my beautiful triplets are enjoying their first day on Earth.


JustKiddin said...

Welcome to the world to all three belles :) It was a great day to have babies, it's my oldest (people) daughter's birthday today, she's 13. (Oh scary!)

I am glad you had your babies easily and they are all happy and healthy. Congratulations!

Marigold said...

Dearest Belle,
May we see pictures? Can you bribe the farmer to take some? I am not sure farmers like peanuts, but you could try. Maybe animal crackers would work better. Try the elephants - they are bigger. Congratulations. Are any of them related to moi?

JustKiddin said...

Belle, guess what! After I read your post, I looked out the window and Breakfast the ewe had just had triplets, just like you did! You can see them here if you want. They're not quite as cute as baby goats but they're plenty cute. What a nice present for my daughter's birthday!

Loner said...

Happy birthday to your new babies! I can hardly wait for pictures!!!