Elsie Bun Buns is a mama! She and her husband Beau were (are) the proud parents of three (two) sweet little kits.
This little one was less than 24 hours old. I brought it in and warmed on my chest after it got out of its nest box. Those cute little wrinkles! Elsie has rocked being a mother - she's done all the instinctual things she should, and did not eat her babies, which we were especially happy about.
Elsie did her part so well, but then I failed miserably... one little guy got tipped out of the nest and wound up falling through the front of the cage, which I never thought to baby-proof. I think it survived the fall and crawled away, but I unknowingly put the dog out that morning and he found the little toy. I don't think he was very rough, it was still living, but was very cold and had a puncture that it couldn't recover from. I was so sad! I grabbed a little cloth and wrapped it up, trying to suffocate it gently so it wouldn't continue to suffer. Traumatizing! I would never make it as a farmer. My kids however, will either make great farmers or perhaps serial killers. They were quite excited to dig a hole and bury it. Very odd kids, I should be concerned.
Now our two survivors are ten days old and just about ready to open their eyes. Adorable aren't they? They are purebred Jersey Woollies if you need a new pet, and will be very used to being handled. :)