Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trying to Get Back to Work...

I am back from my trip and slowly trying to get back to work. I am still having a very hard time and miss Tony more than I can express. So, please bear with me...

With everything that happened in the last few months in my life, I never mentioned that we suspected that Ochocinco, the mare who showed up at our fence line after being dumped in the desert, was pregnant. As we worked to fatten her up, we began to realize that she was only gaining weight in her belly area and no where else. We had her checked by the vet and yes, it was confirmed that she was in foal!

So, meet little Cairo! He was born on October 31, 2010. He is healthy and strong and although we think this is Ochocinco's first foal, she did great and is an excellent mother.

Cairo! He is a paint colt with Appy markings! Where did that come from?

Look at those spots...

He is already having fun in the turn out. Poor Ochocinco is having a hard time keeping up with him...
We cannot believe his markings!

He is already eating (or pretending to eat) some grain with his mom...

Standing tall...

Welcome Cairo!

17 comments:

Marilyn Maddox said...

Aw He is adorable!

Sarah said...

Wow! What a very flashy little guy he is. You certainly couldn't miss him in a crowd. Welcome back Jill.

Terry said...

He's adorable! What a tale Ochocinco could tell!

anita said...

AWWWW!! He's just tooo cute!!!

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Sue said...

I did say, how great it was that she found her way to Shilo. Much longer and two horses would be gone. He is definitely a looker.

Lori Skoog said...

Cairo is one unique looking foal. He is going to be something when he grows up. They are both very lucky to be with you...thanks for sharing their pictures and welcome back.

Tammy said...

What a wonderful surprise to come home to! Welcome back.

Mikey said...

How totally amazing to see those spots. A paintaloosa! What a cutie!

Elaine said...

I am so happy to see you writing this blog. I missed your writings. What a beautiful story and a beautiful baby. Mom & Baby are blessed to have made it to Shiloh.

Glad your back Jill we missed you and Sally so much and I know the horses did too even though the guys are great you guys are always missed when you are gone.

Cathy said...

Yes, I was going to say he is a Paintaloosa, but someone beat me to it.

He is ADORABLE..........wow!!! Like a snowflake.

Jill, you don't EVER need to apologize for missing Tony.......I think that every post you should mention him, as he is still around, and always will be in spirit.

Cheryl Ann said...

What a cutie! Yes, and two lives saved! Thank you again, Jill, for all you and Sally and your volunteers do for the horses. Yes, do not forget to mention Tony, too, as he will always be with you.

Shi said...

What a CUTIE! & Full of Energy it seems! Thanks so much for the work you do with these beauties! Hopefully caring for these animals will be the key to your healing process. I too am still very sad at the loss of Tony. As I told you before, growing up he was aways my favorite! Bless you! It's all about TIME.....

Jackie said...

He's just precious! Welcome to the world, Cairo! Glad you're slowly starting to feel better. Give yourself time and slowly get back into your routine. Bless you, stay strong.

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Anonymous said...

Welcome back! I look forward to volunteering again. Thank you for your posts,,just love them.
I grew up watching Tony's shows as well. He will be missed. I know he is with you in spirt every day.

Donna B said...

He is beautiful! Welcome to the world! You could have been in a better place!