Miracle - Born 18-03-2014
Miracle was born with a very small calf with hardly any hair and a very badly deformed mouth in the form of an under bite. She was nearly put down as it was a "Miracle" she was alive but George along with Gareth the vet decided it was worth giving her a chance. Then we faced another problem: Miracle seemed to have the ability to suckle but her mother, who became known as Mrs Miracle, had massive teats that Miracle could not fit into her mouth.
For the next three months George milked Mrs Miracle every morning, getting enough milk to then feed to Miracle throughout the day. Another problem was the fact she had almost no hair and she seemed to be getting cold. After a few frantic phone calls one of our suppliers came up trumps with a Woolover calf coat in stock. Miracle would always go for a little wander whilst her mother was being milked much to the amusement of Bullseye, although her father Brigadier was not impressed that he had produced something like that.
Miracle's hair was now growing slowly but it was time to turn her out - she could now suckle on her own and had found out she rather liked the creep feed but now we faced another problem: the sun. Miracle's lack of hair meant that she would get sunburned easily so we made a quick trip to Tesco's to buy sun screen which we then applied to her a least once a day if not twice on really hot days.
Miracle is now a real little darling, still smaller than most her age but her hair has grown and feels like sheep's wool, she still has a slight under bite and is proof that we do care about our animals as she was not supposed to live. What a little "Miracle".