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Title: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on March 22, 2011, 10:05:56 AM
Isn't it nice to have opportunities to get out of our own heads, focus a little on spring and new life sometimes?

Here's the link! :)

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Daisy1234 on March 22, 2011, 10:45:37 AM
Thank you for posting this link Olmphoto.  I checked it out and was watching the beautiful mare standing in her birthing stall.  I will be checking back regularly now to see if the new arrival shows up soon  :)

Daisy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 22, 2011, 01:37:17 PM
That is so cool.  I watched Patches for 17 minutes.  At first, she had her backside right up to the side of the barn.  Stayed there for a bit and then she started walking around the stall.  She turned with her backside to the cam and her tail went up and I thought . . . oh wow, we get to see an actual birth of her foal.  Nope . . she just needed to relieve herself.  LOL

Come on Patches . . . . have your little baby.

Best wishes to all.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on March 22, 2011, 01:44:55 PM
Awww! Precious! She is still pregnant,. though! C'mon, baby! :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 22, 2011, 04:50:53 PM
Still waiting . . . .  ;)

Another time today while I was watching the live cam I saw a lady come into the stall and brush Patches.  Gotta look pretty if you're gonna have a baby and be on camera!   ;D  The lady looked at the camera and waved . . . was that you?

I saw the person either record information, text or something - then tried to check on Patches and Patches didn't want any part of it. 

Patches has been eating quite a bit today - is that normal, or it that what they do as they get near time to give birth?  I know nothing about horses (can you tell?).  LOL

Several of my nieces are big horse lovers - have a huge barn, etc.  In fact, one of their horses had a foal just within the last few days too. 

Is someone monitoring the web cam from inside all day/night - or just want to be able to see what time the foal arrives and how Patches is doing?

Hope your new arrival comes soon.

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on March 22, 2011, 06:19:11 PM
Okay..she is backed up to the wall right now, standing kind of "funny"...is it time?? LOL..waiting.....
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 22, 2011, 07:28:28 PM
Very cool to see....thanks for posting....I'll be checking in regularly to see her progress! Isn't modern technology amazing!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on March 22, 2011, 09:31:25 PM
Thank you for posting this link.  I've watched Patches a few times today.

Right now she's looking pretty uncomfortable so it should be any time now! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 22, 2011, 10:16:28 PM
Patches still hasn't had her foal yet . . . . she's eating again.   ;)  I've watched her on and off throughout the day.  Someone came in and tidied her stall up again and gave her some more hay while I was off playing some games. 

There were several times late this evening that I thought it might be time as she was squirming around and shifting her weight back and forth and lifting her tail . . but, nope.

Can this possibly go on for a few more days?  If you guys are holding a 24-hr. vigil, I feel sorry for you guys.  I'm heading to bed, but I'll check back when I get up to see if "we" have a new foal.   ;D

Come on Patches . . . you can do it girl.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 23, 2011, 07:35:13 AM
Yoohoo . . . . Patches . . . . where are you?  There's an empty stall this morning with no Patches or baby in sight.   :(  Hope everything is alright.  At 1:00 a.m. (Eastern time), Patches was still in her stall chomping away on some hay.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 23, 2011, 02:28:56 PM
I've been following Patches too!  Checked first thing this morning and now as soon as I got home from work.  All I can see right now is a hoof and a little bit of her tail.  Come on baby!  Reminds me of growing up, my grandparents raised Shetland ponies and some horses and we would spend the summers and spring break helping, riding and playing with the ponies.....  Happy memories!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: sis on March 23, 2011, 02:52:38 PM
So cool!

thanks for sharing.

My dd rides and just loves horses.

We will so enjoy the live cam.

Hope all goes well!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 23, 2011, 04:26:10 PM
Patches is lying down in her stall.  Is something going to happen soon?  I hope she is OK!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 23, 2011, 08:25:18 PM
I just checked on Patches . . . . at 11:22 p.m. Ohio time, Patches is moving around her stall eating.  That foal inside sure makes her hungry!!

Hmmmm . . . . wonder if the little one will be born sometime overnight?  I'll check in the morning to see how Patches is doing.  Rest up Patches - being a Momma is a full-time job.  ;)

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 23, 2011, 10:30:00 PM
It's 1:30 a.m. Ohio time and I've been watching Patches for the past 15 minutes.  She seems to be very uncomfortable - she keeps shifting her weight and taking turns bending her back legs, then shifting her weight.  She'll also turn her head, looking backwards.

Hmmmm . . . . will her foal be born soon?!?  I guess time will tell.

Watching her just makes me want to go over and stroke her neck and tell her it will be alright.

I really need to go to bed, but I don't want to miss it if she delivers soon.  Of course, who knows, I might stay up all night waiting for that magic time.   ::)

Come on Patches . . . . deliver your baby.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 24, 2011, 06:21:17 AM
Still no baby . . .  :(  Watching Patches this morning, she is still shifting her weight and her belly looks a little lower - bet it won't be too much longer before she gives birth.

Good Luck Patches . . . hang in there girl.

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: jpd54 on March 24, 2011, 06:59:47 AM
What a wonderful thing to do for us!!  It really does make it feel like Spring.  Thanks for sharing.


     jpd
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 24, 2011, 12:59:30 PM
I keep going back to check on Patches too, before I left for work this morning she was pretty much like Bucky described.  I just got home and went to check and her stall is empty.  Is she outside, or did they take her somewhere???  Guess I'll have to check back later.  Hope she is OK.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 24, 2011, 03:19:46 PM
I checked earlier this afternoon and Patches wasn't in her stall.  There was a note there that said, "Patches will be out in the pasture today getting some exercise."

I just checked now, and Patches is back in the stall eating.  There's a note that was posted 15 minutes ago that says, "No changes, I do not think she will foal tonight. :( " . . .

So, that's the latest in Patches corner . . . she's still with baby, eating and waiting . . . .

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 24, 2011, 08:34:12 PM
I've been checking on Patches too....I wonder if she knows how many people are in her corner and rooting for her? I hope she gives birth soon as she does look uncomfortable to me!

I'll keep watching...thanks for the updates!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: season on March 24, 2011, 08:46:43 PM
This is neat.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 24, 2011, 09:56:02 PM
Are you sure Patches is pregnant?  She might be a little chunky because she's eating all the time!!  LOL 

I don't think Patches sleeps very much . . . every time I see her she's eating.

A little while ago she had her backside up against that door (?) on the top of the screen - she just stood there for a bit shifting her weight back and forth.  Poor thing has got to be uncomfortable.

Do their babies move around a lot like our babies do when we're carrying them?  It never use to fail whenever I wanted to sleep is when the baby would start moving around. 

OK Patches . . . . Friday's the day (which in OH, it is already Friday) so that means TODAY!!  Let's get 'er done!   ;)

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 25, 2011, 12:31:56 PM
Patches, I hope you are enjoying the fresh air today out in the pasture.  When you get back in your stall later today, it's time to get down to the business of having that baby!!   :D

If you can plan (ha) this birth to be a little later this evening (but not too late) - after I get off work around 9:30'ish (which would be 10:30 your time) - that would be great, so I can watch your baby come into this world.  OK?!?  If you can't wait that long, that's OK, I understand.   ;)

Like I said before, enjoy your last few hours before your baby comes - you'll be a busy momma once he/she arrives.  Good Luck.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 25, 2011, 01:56:17 PM
Well it is almost 4:00 (5:00 Patches time) pm and she isn't in her stall yet, must be out getting some exercise.  Maybe walking will get things started for her.  I hope it happens soon.  Will check back later.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Katybarstool on March 25, 2011, 02:45:18 PM
No foal yet - Mrs Bucky, I agree with you, I don't think she's pregnant, I think she's just eaten too much.

Kthyx
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 25, 2011, 04:45:32 PM
Poor Patches....I'm keeping my fingers crossed that tonight is the night!

I feel so bad for her as she still looks uncomfortable...I wish I could pet her and help her feel better!

She is laying down now...maybe she will feel better that way!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 25, 2011, 04:57:22 PM
Uh oh...now she is laying on her side...do you think its almost time?

Sorry...don't know much about this kind of thing.... :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 25, 2011, 05:27:02 PM
Never mind...Patches is back up and eating!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: dbab on March 25, 2011, 06:54:35 PM
I see her pawing, that usually means it's soon :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on March 25, 2011, 07:05:57 PM
She is lying DOWN and eating!  ;D What a fickle horse. hehe I can't wait to see baby!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 25, 2011, 09:47:22 PM
It's 12:47 a.m. in Ohio and Patches is still pregnant and eating . . . big surprise!   ;)

Thank you for waiting until I got home Patches, if you would speed things up so I can go to bed now, I would appreciate it. 

I don't know what it is you keep eating on the floor of the stall, I can tell when you're eating hay, but other times you are eating and I don't see anything.

Come on Patches . . . we want to see your baby foal.

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: angielyn on March 25, 2011, 09:56:21 PM
Oh this is the last thing I need... My daughter is a week over due. Now I'm waiting for a horse yet  ;D Maybe they will give birth the same day :) This is so cool though, I love it..
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: ThatGuyJason on March 25, 2011, 09:58:43 PM
Patches, I have been watching you for 3 days now.  It is like a train wreck, I don't want to watch anymore, but I can't look away.  I have too many hours invested now.  I have to see it until the end.  I even pull up the video when I am sitting in class and supposed to be paying attention.  
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on March 25, 2011, 10:25:28 PM
HAHA, Jason! Me, too!! My kids are watching, too...My youngest is 10 and she keeps checking the site behind my shoulder.  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 26, 2011, 07:17:13 AM
It looks like it is going to be soon according to the comments on the site!!  But she isn't in her stall.....going to keep checking in often!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 26, 2011, 07:56:06 AM
I'm not sure what "waxing" means in horse talk - but, I think that means something is gonna happen soon.   :D

Patches, thanks for waiting this morning so I could sleep in some . .  :D  All your Sjoggie friends are awake now and watching and waiting . . . . you're the star of the show . . . take it away Patches.

Good Luck honey . . . .

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 26, 2011, 09:45:32 AM
Hopefully this will be the big day!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 26, 2011, 11:04:09 AM
I just checked and she is back in her stall but no foal yet.  Hope it will be soon!   :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 26, 2011, 11:25:22 AM
According to the text below where we are watching Patches, this is not Patches that is in the stall at the moment (2:24 p.m. Eastern time), this is a new one - Star - who is due 3/31.

My, my Baxters Painted Pasture is busy this week with newborn babies soon to arrive.

Hmmmm, wonder what they do if both Patches AND Star deliver at the same time?!?

All I can see right now on the cam is the back legs and a tail of Star who is over in the far left corner of the screen.

Sounds like it might be an interesting afternoon/evening.

Bucky





Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: angielyn on March 26, 2011, 02:45:05 PM
Oh goodness... So, I'm sleeping and sleeping good and hubby wakes me up saying. I think that horse is having her baby lol I open my laptop which just so happen to be next to my bed and she wasn't... HE is even watching now  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on March 26, 2011, 05:32:01 PM
Darn it! I am watching my nieces and nephews and using my sister's iPad....no Adobe flash! I can't watch the horse! Gah!  :o
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Scottietottie on March 26, 2011, 05:57:51 PM
She's not looking comfortable. She looks like it could happen soon.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: ThatGuyJason on March 26, 2011, 08:58:32 PM
I think you are a genius.  Think of how much more traffic there is on your sight due to everyone watching in anticipation for the big moment.  Any chance you could record it for those of us that have hours and hours invested in hopes of virtually witnessing the miracle of life beginning, but happen to miss the moment due to our own life interfering?
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 26, 2011, 09:40:07 PM
It's 12:40 a.m. in Ohio and Patches has still not had her foal . . . she's too busy eating!!  I think she will just go right on eating while she delivers her foal!   :D

I've got to head to bed, I work in the morning . . . . sweet dreams Patches . . . hope your delivery goes well.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: angielyn on March 26, 2011, 10:59:07 PM
haha

I was laying here in bed trying to fall asleep when I figured I'd take a peek quick and yep she's eating  ;D I have my laptop in bed with me but have my pc on upstairs and have the page open to watch the cam and hubby comes down saying no baby yet heehee

The way she is just laying around now makes me wonder.. Wish I knew more about horses :(
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: ThatGuyJason on March 26, 2011, 11:11:59 PM
Perhaps Patches isn't even pregnant.  Maybe she is just fat from eating all the time.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on March 26, 2011, 11:13:00 PM
Jason: :D :D

Hey...I think she is almost ready...acting strange...standing on one foot, her tail has been up, but now very tight and down...?

I have to go to bed soon..can ya DVR? hehe :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 27, 2011, 07:15:26 AM
got up this morning and first thing i did was go to check on Patches.  She wasn't in her stall and they were cleaning it.  I guess no foal yet???  Come on Patches......We want to meet your baby!   :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 27, 2011, 09:02:36 AM
I know what you all mean...First and last thing I check on for the day is Patches...not to mention keeping the tab open throughout the day when I'm home to keep an eye on her!   :)
 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 27, 2011, 02:29:07 PM
Patches, Patches, Patches . . . are you enjoying having all the attention and don't plan on delivering that foal of yours?!? 

Well, I checked on you this morning before I left for work - still pregnant and still eating!   ;)

I worked 7 hrs. - just go home, checked on you and you are in your stall . . . EATING and still pregnant!!  Thank you for waiting until I got home.  It's okay now, you can have your baby any time now.  If possible, please don't have it during the time I co-host chat tonight as I can't have two windows open at the same time during chat.   :D

Come on Patches, you've got a fan group watching and waiting for your baby to arrive.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: angielyn on March 27, 2011, 02:51:21 PM
Patches was gone all day and so was the cam  ;D It just now came back up so you didn't miss a single thing lol
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 27, 2011, 03:08:15 PM
Well, I see Patches is back in her stall, still pregnant and eating!!!  Come on Patches...you can have your baby anytime now.  We are all anxiously waiting!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 27, 2011, 03:48:49 PM
She's lying down, keeps looking toward her belly....is it time???
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 27, 2011, 05:32:10 PM
I've been watching Patches for the last 3 hrs.  She would eat, lay down, get up, eat, lay down, draw her hind legs up, whinny (even though we don't have sound with this cam, you could tell she was whinnying as she was facing the camera.  One time when she was laying down she was rocking back and forth a bit.  Then she got up. 

OK - for fun, let's guess the time her foal will be born.  I just KNOW it will come today.  It is 8:30 p.m. Ohio time . . . . I predict that her foal will be born at 9:47 p.m. Ohio time.

Hang in there Patches . . . it's almost time.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: angielyn on March 27, 2011, 06:18:52 PM
haha I have no idea when she's having this baby but I do know she is really reminding me of my daughter. My daughter is over a week over due :/ I sure was hoping to see something born soon lol

I'm EST (PA) And I'm guessing she'll have this baby around 2:34 am (tonight)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 27, 2011, 07:24:45 PM
I am guessing she will have it at 12:42 am Monday morning Ohio time!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: angielyn on March 27, 2011, 08:07:54 PM
11:05pm she is having it now!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: angielyn on March 27, 2011, 08:11:19 PM
Awww the baby is here  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 27, 2011, 08:11:27 PM
Yay Patches . . . welcome baby Patches born at 11:07 52 p.m.!!

What a cutie the baby is . . all black . . might have a white hoof, can't tell as they are cleaning it off right now.

CONGRATULATIONS Baxter family!!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 27, 2011, 08:28:35 PM
Awww, so cute.  I saw the tail end of the birth (no pun intended  ;D  )  They were taking the sac off of it when I got there.  Something told me to get out of bed and check one more time!  So glad that I did.  Yeah Patches, you did good!  Welcome Baby...We need to pick a name for the Baby....

How about Diva, since the show was all about her, she was the center of attention and she kept us all waiting?  Assuming it is a little filly that is...

still thinking for a little boy's name. 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 27, 2011, 08:54:45 PM
Awwwwww...she is trying to stand and walk around....so cute!

Welcome to the world little filly!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 27, 2011, 08:56:56 PM
Yep, it's official . . . we have a girl!!   ;D  

Guess what Patches is doing at 11:50 p.m.?  Eating, of course!!   ;D  That's our girl!!

Baby is trying to nurse.  

It was so sweet to watch Patches licking her baby, and the baby finally standing on her own.

Again, congratulations to the Baxters on your new addition to the family.  Just think - you get to do this again this week with Star!!

Thanks for letting us join in the anticipation and actual birth - that was so cool.

Bucky

Question - what was that powdery stuff you put down in the stall after the afterbirth and hay was raked up?  Was it some sort of neutralizer or something for the blood or smell of giving birth?

Boy, I would have an awful sneezing fit with all the dust from the hay and the stalls.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 27, 2011, 09:15:57 PM
OK - name the filly.

Here are some of my picks:

Cami (since we got to watch her on a live cam)

Emily (I just like that name  :D)

Miss Sarah (I like this one too)


Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on March 27, 2011, 10:10:35 PM
How beautiful!  I could just watch her forever! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: ThatGuyJason on March 28, 2011, 05:05:37 AM
I think for Star or Tease next week, there should be a contest.  You get one guess a day, the closest to delivery time gets to name the foal.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on March 28, 2011, 05:28:44 AM
This little one is full of energy....already trying to run and play....lol! So happy that both mom and baby are doing good!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on March 28, 2011, 10:25:18 AM
I missed it and was on the PC!!! ARGHHHHHH


CONGRATS!!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 28, 2011, 11:47:36 AM
I wonder how long Patches & baby get to stay in the birthing stall since there are two other momma's-to-be in waiting?!?  Does she get to stay 24 hrs. (like for us humans in the hospital - at least that's how it was for me when I had our son) and then she moves to her "regular" stall?

So many questions . . .  ;D

It was so cute to watch the little one walking and running around the stall today.  I, for one, am thankful that human babies can't be up and walking and running in less than 24 hrs. after they are born!!   :o   ;D  Oh boy . . . that would sure cut down on the human population if that happened, wouldn't it?!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on March 28, 2011, 05:38:09 PM
I'm in love with this little one!  She is so cute and Patches is such a good mama too.  I could watch the two of them all night!

I like the name Camy too, Bucky.  That is cute.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 28, 2011, 06:55:02 PM
Right now, Patches is laying down and the little one is playing "ring around the rosey" going around and around her mother.  She's trying to figure out where the milk supply went!   ???

The little one will keep sniffing Patches.  She put her head over the neck of Patches, hope Patches doesn't stand up or she'll knock the little one down.

It's fun to watch the little one trying to figure everything out.  So cute!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 29, 2011, 08:20:53 AM
I see that today is the changing of the stalls day.  Patches and baby will be outside today and then into their regular stall. 

Wonder which mare will be in the spotlight next?  Star or Tease?  Hmmm, wonder what happens if they are both delivering at the same time?

Another question I'm curious about . . . what happens if we click on Barn Alarm Low Alert or High Alert?  Is that if someone is watching the cam and assistance is needed in the stall and nobodies there? 

Have a happy life Patches and baby.  Does the baby have a name yet?

I know, questions, questions, questions.  (To think when I was in school, I never raised my hand - I'm the quiet one.  No comments from the peanut gallery!!   ;))

Bucky - who is freezing in IL as we are having snow showers right now . . brrrrrrrr . . . hope it's warmer in Ohio.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on March 29, 2011, 10:13:14 AM
Will the other foal births be on the webcam? I missed the last one.  ;)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: ThatGuyJason on March 29, 2011, 03:24:27 PM
Yes, they will try to show the other foals birth, as well.  You have 2 more chances to catch it live.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: angielyn on March 29, 2011, 03:35:29 PM
Ohhh boy here we go with rounds 2 and 3 for more babies :) Have to keep the laptop open at all times with the cam website up haha Friday my daughter gets induced so I'll get to see a human in between  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: ThatGuyJason on March 29, 2011, 03:59:42 PM
Please tell me that she is not going to be on the web cam as well.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 29, 2011, 04:09:59 PM
Well, we have a new mare in the birthing stall.  I don't think this is Star, so I'm guessing it is Tease (but, I might be wrong).  There isn't any notes on the site to say who this is.

This one is eating too.  Pete and Repeat were in a boat . . .  :D

Now that we "kinda" know how the horse will act as it nears birth time, we can pinpoint the actual birth time a little better (listen to me, like I'm an expert watching one horse for days . . LOL).  Hope this one isn't three days in waiting.  One never knows, the baby will come when it's ready.

Angielyn - good luck to your daughter on her upcoming birth of her baby.  We'll pass on the web cam for her.   ;)

Bucky
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Post by: angielyn on March 29, 2011, 04:15:18 PM
haha she doesn't even want anyone in let alone a cam... I'm going to take pics. but let me tell you, she already warned me I better wait until his head is at least half way out she don't want me to "see" her rofl  ;D
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Post by: Bucky on March 30, 2011, 04:38:01 PM
They are playing musical horses in the stall today.  Earlier, Tease was in there - now, they have switched and Star is in there.  The note there says Star seems to be closer to having her foal than Tease is.

One thing is for sure with the three mares we've seen in there lately . . . they ALL like to eat, and eat, and eat. 

Good Luck Star . . . the spotlight is all yours . . .

Bucky
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Post by: Nancy60 on March 30, 2011, 05:02:18 PM
I guess eating for 2 goes for horses that are expecting too!!   ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on March 31, 2011, 05:42:08 AM
Star is still hanging in there.  She was in the stall 10 minutes ago, now she's not there - maybe, they let her out to pasture for a bit?  Last night while I was watching her she laid down, and kept looking back just like Patches did - then she laid all the way down.  Stayed that way for a few minutes and then got up again.

IF Star lays down, gets up, lays down, gets up like Patches did - then maybe it will mean she is getting closer and closer to delivering.  Today is Star's "due" date - we'll see if she delivers on her day. 

Good Luck Star.

Bucky 
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Post by: Katybarstool on March 31, 2011, 01:01:52 PM
She seems very restless. I reckon she's good to go :)

Kathyx
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Post by: Bucky on March 31, 2011, 07:32:28 PM
According to the site posted an hour ago it says, "Star does not look ready to foal yet."  Ahhhh, poor horsey . . . . I just checked on her, she's eating!   ;)

And the waiting continues . . . .

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 01, 2011, 06:25:45 PM
And she's still eating. ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 01, 2011, 08:49:48 PM
It's 11:50 p.m. Ohio time and Star is just standing there in her stall.  Maybe, she's sleeping?  She's got her back to the camera.  She's really pooched out on the sides - I'm sure she's wishing this delivery was over already.  Poor thing.

Bucky

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Post by: Bucky on April 02, 2011, 11:09:58 AM
Star is still waiting!!   ::)

I predict she will deliver some time TODAY.  I haven't had much time to "watch" her like I did Patches, but I think she will have her foal tonight.

The little bit I've been watching her today, she keeps moving around the stall.  It's been rainy there today in OH, so Star has been inside.  Maybe, if she keeps walking around it will speed the process up.  I know the night before my son was born I walked around the mall . . . Star . . . go to the mall!  LOL   ;D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on April 02, 2011, 11:29:13 AM
OK Star.....Time to have that baby!  Saturday nights work better for me than Sunday nights because I have to get up early Monday morning so please, please have your baby tonight!  Of course it is all about working around MY schedule!  hahahaha. 

Poor Star looks uncomfortable....I think it is coming soon!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 02, 2011, 08:51:21 PM
I just checked on the horses - they've switched to Tease.  And . . . she's eating!   :D

I've got to head to bed as I have to work in the morning - if I get a chance, I'll check before I head off to work in the morning to see if we have any new foals.

Good Luck Tease & Star . . . .

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on April 02, 2011, 08:58:07 PM
I think they are playing Musicals Mares...lol! I hope that both Star and Tease get some relief soon...they both look so uncomfortable!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 04, 2011, 06:57:28 AM
Here it is Monday morning and both mares are still pregnant!  Within the last five minutes someone has been in the stall with Star rubbing her belly, checking things and petting her.  Then the cam froze up and when it came back, the person was gone.

OK, my new prediction . . . TODAY is the day!!  The foal will be born at 1:07 p.m. Ohio time.  We'll see what happens.   :D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on April 04, 2011, 07:25:05 AM
I think it will be a bit later today.....11:36 pm Ohio time!  Which mare is it going to be though??  last I saw they though Star was closer to foaling so I guess I will go with Star!

Nancy
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Post by: Liz D. on April 04, 2011, 10:46:37 AM
This is so addicting!!!  I can't get anything done!!

Liz D.
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Post by: Bucky on April 04, 2011, 11:58:32 AM
Rats!  My prediction time has come and gone for the day!   ::)  OK, my new prediction is 9:17 p.m. Ohio time.

A couple of times today Star has made these almost shiver like movements.  Maybe it's the baby moving or something?!  Come on Star . . . have your baby already!!   :D

I think they should move both Star and Tease in together . . . misery loves company and they could have their babies simultaneously!!  Whoa, that would keep the Baxters busy!!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 04, 2011, 05:55:20 PM
Stars laying down right now . . and breathing harder . . maybe, it will be soon!?!  Star honey . . try  . . he-he-who . . he-he-who . . . he-he-who . . . .  ;)

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on April 05, 2011, 05:15:44 AM
Saw her straddling and nipping at her hind quarters. Could be coming soon?
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 05, 2011, 06:17:22 AM
Just checked on Star - the note there within the last 3 minutes says:  "Star will be outside for a bit until the rain starts again. Good for her to move around. All signs still point to a foal soon."

Walk it off Star . . . come on girl, you can do it. 

I'm not going to predict a time today - as you can tell, I'm not very good at that!   ;)

Good Luck Star . . . .

Bucky
 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 05, 2011, 02:07:23 PM
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . . we're still waiting!!   :D

Maybe, they need to put some upbeat tempo music in her stall so she can get her groove on and have that baby already!!   ;)

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 05, 2011, 05:32:55 PM
You all are cracking me up.

Such horseplay..think I'll gallop into the kitchen for some Cam-watching-Oreos... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 05, 2011, 06:23:15 PM
Well, she's lying down now....do they give birth standing AND lying?? Hmmm...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 05, 2011, 11:46:31 PM
I think it's getting closer . . it's 2:47 a.m. Ohio time and Star was laying down, but just got up and was whining several times . . her tail went up and I thought, "oh boy, here we go" . . . but nothing. 

I really need to go to bed, but I feel it's really close now . . . hate to give up now!   ;)

Come on Star . . . you can do it.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 06, 2011, 09:57:48 AM
Bucky, rest easy...she's still preggers! :o
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 06, 2011, 10:27:34 AM
Star honey . . . don't make me come to Ohio to see this baby of yours - ya know, I'm a born and raised Buckeye too!!   ;) 

We understand you wanted some cam time since Patches had several days of being in the spotlight . . . you've had your "time" . . . now, it's time to get down to business.

I'd ask, "got milk?" . . . but, we know you do.  All you need is that baby to start drinking it.

Tease is still pregnant too . . . (I think, haven't heard anything otherwise) . . . she needs to have her cam time too.

Star . . . . get 'er done!!   :D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 06, 2011, 10:31:50 AM
Pretty sure I just ate 9 Oreos watching Star do NADA. C'mon, Mommy!  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 06, 2011, 02:18:18 PM
Still no baby??? ???
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on April 06, 2011, 02:40:27 PM
Pretty sure I just ate 9 Oreos watching Star do NADA. C'mon, Mommy!  ;D

This is so hysterical to me.  I can't stop watching either. :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on April 06, 2011, 02:54:24 PM
She is pushing all the straw/hay around with her head and it looks like she is making a nest!   :D  I didn't know horses went through nesting....hehehehe

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 06, 2011, 04:47:44 PM
It's 7:47 p.m. Ohio time . . STILL no baby!!  I'm just wondering, do they ever induce a horse like they do a human?

Any wagers on if it will happen yet today?!?  I really thought last night when she kept whinnying that the time was getting closer - I remember Patches doing that too.

Someone needs to go in the stall and walk her around - getting things moving!!   ;)

Come on Star . . . . I'm losing sleep trying to keep tabs on you!!  LOL

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on April 06, 2011, 06:04:31 PM
I work at an equine hospital - I don't think they ever induce like they do with humans, unless it is a still-born :-(  We get a lot of mares this time of year that are "overcooked" and we keep them on foal watch to make sure there are no complications. Once it gets past a certain time the foal is bigger and delivery is more difficult. A problem delivery is called a dystocia, and sometimes requires surgical intervention or even c-section. I don't think Star is to that point yet.

Can't wait to see her have her baby!!

9:15 PM - getting her tail wrapped now.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 06, 2011, 06:30:06 PM
Could be any time now. C'mon, Mommy.

I think they camera has stopped. It is frozen..no breathing movements from Star, no tail movement..nothing. Wonder why it froze??
OKAY...:) I refreshed it...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 07, 2011, 06:10:41 AM
At work, so I can't keep the cam up. Did she have the baby?? Stall door is open...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 07, 2011, 06:40:39 AM
Nope, still no baby.  Here's what the site said 30 minutes ago:  "Star is out in the pasture and I left the stall open so you can see patches and her filly as they come in and out "

Maybe, while Star is outside, Patches can give her a few birthing tips.   :D

Boy, these birthing days go on, and on, and on . . . . Tease hasn't had her foal yet either (I don't think - at least nothing has been said).  Busy, busy time at Baxters Painted Pasture.

Come on Star . . . TODAY IS THE DAY!!  Get 'er done!

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: dbab on April 07, 2011, 06:42:48 AM
Patches and her filly are in there now... I guess being nostalgic :D  awww  so nice to see them again :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 07, 2011, 09:14:05 AM
I can see Patches and baby, too. I thought that was who it was...so sweet! ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on April 07, 2011, 09:28:15 AM
Ohmygosh, Patches is in the stall with filly nursing.  How precious.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 07, 2011, 03:06:54 PM
It's 6:07 p.m. Ohio time and the barn door is closed and Star is back in the stall . . . . eating!   ;)

The "little one" of Patches is so cute.  Wonder if she has a name yet?

Come on Star . . . enough already . . . have that baby . . . . we're waiting!!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 07, 2011, 06:13:49 PM
Ok, it's 9:13 your time. Is that you in the stall with Star? What were you doing? Praying she delivers easy...seems to be awhile since you said foaling at any time...precious.

AWWW! How sweet is the scene in there now! Waiting for baby.....:'-)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 07, 2011, 06:33:01 PM
It's now 9:33 p.m. and the site says:  "Star looks really close really hoping for a foal tonite "

WE ARE TOO!!!   ;D   ;D

Star wanted to be petted too, since the cat was being petted.  Equal time.  LOL

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 07, 2011, 06:36:05 PM
LOL, Bucky! Wasn't the kitty-time CUTE??!  ;D


Well, it's almost 9:30 here and I have to go to bed..darn! I'll probably miss another birth! *whining*

I read that Mares foal in the night due to not being able to be seen by predators...must be the instinctive thing for them all. OH< well..happy foaling! My guess is 10:36 PM...;)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 08, 2011, 07:41:07 PM
I think Star may actually be getting ready to give birth!  What do you think, Bucky??
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 08, 2011, 07:43:21 PM
I am watching, and think the same thing!!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 08, 2011, 08:30:53 PM
She's eating again, CAT.  This girl has some appetite!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 08, 2011, 08:42:02 PM
Hiya, CareBear! She sure does!  ;D I am SO tired. LOL But, I don't want to miss this baby! I missed the last one!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 08, 2011, 09:29:29 PM
I was afraid Star would have the baby while I had to work tonight - but, I just checked, nope - she hasn't had it yet.  It's 12:29 a.m. in Ohio . . . . tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.

Star is in the corner - she looks like she's sleeping.  Well, I no sooner typed that and she moved!!  LOL  She changed corners.  I hope when the time comes she moves into the middle of the room like Patches did.  (Now, she's changed corners yet again . . . back to where she started.)

I don't know that I'm going to wait up for her tonight.  I'd love to see her have her foal - but, I work tomorrow and haven't been sleeping well myself.

So, Star . . . if you could hurry the process up and have this foal within the next 30 minutes . . . that would be great!   :D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 08, 2011, 09:37:50 PM
Well, she walked to the middle, stood there and her tail was high?...hmmmm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on April 09, 2011, 02:13:21 AM
It's a COLT!!!

Looks like she had him between 3:00-4:00am maybe. The Twitter announcement was around 4:00. He is so perfectly tiny and cute - toddling around.  Just got up to check on her, now back to bed for me.

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Post by: Carebear on April 09, 2011, 07:10:40 AM
Oh, he's beautiful!  ;D
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Post by: Nancy60 on April 09, 2011, 07:52:28 AM
awww, such a cute baby!  He is curled up and she is standing there snuggling him with her nose.  I missed this birth but oh well, at least I got to see Patches have her baby.  Gonna go watch some more.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on April 09, 2011, 08:27:37 AM
Do we know anything about Tease?  Did she already have her baby or is she still preggers?  This has been such a sweet escape to watch!  Thanks again for posting this!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 09, 2011, 08:36:44 AM
Congratulations Star on the birth of your baby boy!!   ;D

He's such a cutie!!  It just amazes me how something that is only hours old can be up running around!!   :o  I'm calling him "White Socks" as his feet are white and the rest of him looks all black (at least on my screen). 

I missed this birth too - sorry, Star - you were taking too long dear - I needed some sleep.

Right now White Socks is just standing there.  He looks like if you blew on him he would fall over.  LOL  What a sweetie.

Enjoy your new baby Star - take good care of him!  Words of advice to you dear . . . little boys are just full of energy - trust me on this one!!   ;)

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 09, 2011, 09:13:27 AM
HOW sweet is this! She took too long...zzzzz...LOL Is Tease ready yet?? :D

Congrats on another baby!
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Post by: amk922 on April 09, 2011, 06:59:29 PM
Tease will be on camera tomorrow. I don't know how many late nights I can go this time around...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 11, 2011, 02:30:49 PM
They've been playing musical horses today.  Patches and little one were in for a while today.  I just came from the site and Tease is back in there. 

I wonder how big a barn they have for all the horses?  Hope the new Mamas and their little ones don't have to be outside during the rain Ohio has been getting. 

Wonder if there are any more mares expecting after Tease has hers?  Three babies so close together is quite a bit for the Baxters, I'm sure!   :o

Good Luck Tease . . . you're past due . . . time to have your baby!!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on April 11, 2011, 04:32:17 PM
Congrats on baby # 2! One more to go... :o
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on April 13, 2011, 08:49:07 AM
Apparently Star's colt was named Jack. They are supposed to be on cam today, but must be outside at the moment.
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Post by: Carebear on April 14, 2011, 05:54:28 PM
Poor Tease.  She seems uncomfortable.  Standing with her back to the door much of the time.

Maybe tonight is the night!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on April 14, 2011, 06:25:41 PM
i keep coming back to check but she doesn;t act like she is about to have her baby.  hopefully soon.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 14, 2011, 08:23:54 PM
Right now, it looks like Tease is catching some sleep.  Have you noticed that all of the horses like to have their backside right up against the stall wall?  All three of them have done this.

Tease does look like she is pooching out more on the sides . . . since she is past due - I would think she will have her baby soon (meaning Friday or Saturday).

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 14, 2011, 08:32:29 PM
She does look tired, doesn't she?  Then she'll open her eyes and start eating again. :D

I hope I can see this baby's birth.  I missed the others by a couple of hours.  Serves me right for sleeping.
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Post by: CAT1962 on April 15, 2011, 06:31:20 PM
Tease is lying down now.......Hope I don't miss a third baby's birth!  >:(
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Post by: CAT1962 on April 16, 2011, 10:51:19 AM
Well?? Anything?? hehe   Stall is empty.
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Post by: Nancy60 on April 16, 2011, 11:09:10 AM
I am really starting to believe Tease is Teasing us!  hehehehehe. 

I don't believe she is pregnant.  Wasn;t she overdue a couple of weeks ago?

Hurry up Tease!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 16, 2011, 11:28:01 AM
It's almost 2:30 p.m. Ohio time and the stall is empty.  Tease must be outside.

Come on Tease, do some running or something to get that baby of yours ready to be born.

Wonder if any of the horses they've been watching have had their babies when they turned them outside for some fresh air?!?

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 16, 2011, 02:26:30 PM
Now it's almost 5:30 PM.  The stall is empty and the door is closed. ???

Where is she?
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Post by: Linda196 on April 19, 2011, 03:57:31 AM
Tease seems to have the most appropriate name ever!

Maybe she's holding out for an Easter baby?
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on April 19, 2011, 10:34:30 AM
Hi all.  Looks like Tease is in the stall until the rain passes.  Lots of flooding going on in the area I guess. 

FYI, the owner posts on the forum quiltingboard.com under this thread:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-24182-1359.htm
This is the latest page, current today---page 1359!  You can find later pages as they appear if you go to the upper right corner to click on a new number page.  The owner posts as KayKay.

I'm sorry not to have posted this info earlier for those of you who may have been interested.  I had to be off the board for a bit and had no idea this diversion for us had generated so much interest.  It IS good for us to get out of ourselves a bit to see a wondrous process of nature, isn't it?
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Post by: olmphoto2 on April 20, 2011, 06:12:44 PM
Cam is back up I see and Tease is in.
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Post by: Carebear on April 22, 2011, 04:06:44 PM
I'm still waiting... ::)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on April 22, 2011, 04:30:41 PM
do they ever induce or do C-sections if the mares go to long past their due date.  Poor Tease, it has been such a long time!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 25, 2011, 12:08:48 PM
Last night as I checked on Tease, she was standing in the far right corner of the stall - couldn't see much of her.  Just now came from the site and the stream isn't working, so I don't know if she's had her baby or not.  Poor thing . . it's been weeks since they have been watching her on and off.

Hang in there Tease . . . . you'll have that baby one of these days!!

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on April 25, 2011, 03:21:41 PM
Cam is back up.  Tease is in the stall eating and still pregnant!  come on Tease, have your baby already!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on April 25, 2011, 08:12:24 PM
C-sections are usually a last resort option in equines if he mare or foal are at risk from a complicated birth, called a dystocia. Dystocias are more common when the mare is way past due merely bc of the relative size of the foal.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on April 25, 2011, 09:10:00 PM
Just checked on Teaser.

Watched her just now lay down in great veiw. I think I'll watch awhile.

kimbo
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 27, 2011, 09:42:40 AM
As of last night, still no baby.  Tease was eating the last I checked on her.

The stream isn't working right now, so I don't know the status of Tease.  Surely, she will have her baby soon . . . . she's overdue.

Come on Tease . . . pop that baby out, and quit teasing us!!   :D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on April 27, 2011, 10:08:28 AM
Cam is back up, Tease is on.  Unfortunately, thunderstorms and flooding are underway now.  :-(
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 27, 2011, 10:16:08 AM
She just keeps eating and eating...and getting bigger and bigger.  That darn girl!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 27, 2011, 10:54:46 AM
Wow, Tease is SO  much bigger since I last looked awhile back!  :o C'mon, baby!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on April 27, 2011, 11:58:00 AM
Here's a video of (Patch's?) foal Shammy...with Tease getting in the action, not being very nice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqzSB-nAvIA
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 27, 2011, 01:14:18 PM
Oh, not nice Tease!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on April 27, 2011, 02:35:15 PM
Kay posted that a friend of hers has a mare on MareStare also that is showing good signs of being active, ready to foal:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=lmequine
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on April 27, 2011, 02:41:39 PM
Also...MareStare hosts many (100, 150?) web cams.  Here is the page with links to them, including various helpful notes on features, current status of an individual cam.

http://www.marestare.com/cams.php
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Post by: olmphoto2 on April 27, 2011, 02:58:37 PM
Oh, this is too, too funny and I've only read a few so far!

From the MareStare community Message Board:

"You might be a MareStare addict"

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=314.0

 ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 27, 2011, 04:53:33 PM
This mama was digging...does that mean anything?? LOL...horsey stupid here!


http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=lmequine
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 27, 2011, 04:58:42 PM
I don't know about the digging CAT, but a little while ago a rooster flew right up to the camera!   :o
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on April 27, 2011, 05:34:18 PM
Wow, Carebear! I bet that gave everyone a startle!!  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 27, 2011, 07:06:55 PM
A while ago, someone was in cleaning Tease's stall and they let in one of the foals - Tease didn't like that one bit and ran her off.  I hope Tease is more tolerant of her baby than she is of the other mares babies.

Who is that person that comes into the stall?  Is that Kay?

I was watching one of the births on youtube and it looks like they would pull the leg of the foals off as they are trying to help the mare deliver their little one.  Farm life isn't for me!!   :o

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 27, 2011, 08:35:03 PM
Now I KNOW I'm a MareStare Addict.  I just saw Tease "relieving herself" and I got excited!

I think I should turn off my computer...maybe soon.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on April 28, 2011, 06:16:27 AM
NOT Tease, but a colt at 12:20 am central time  at L&M (missed it for sure, I did!).

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=lmequine

Funny, roster in the camera view now too!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on April 28, 2011, 08:12:33 AM
Hi olmphoto2,

Yes, I saw the birth!  Mom was a real pro!

I continued to watch for 45 minutes and still the colt didn't move, and Mom was very distressed. :(  I am so happy to see that everything looks great this morning. ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on April 29, 2011, 06:30:09 PM
Maybe Tease is just CHUBBY.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 29, 2011, 08:59:51 PM
Tonight on the site it says, "Tease is very grouchy tonight" . . . don't blame the poor thing - she's weeks overdue.

Come on Tease . . . . quit eating all the time - this is the weekend to get 'er done!!! 

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on April 30, 2011, 04:42:39 PM
I hope some one scoots her in front of the camera, when the time comes. She seems to know how to stay out of veiw.
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Post by: amk922 on April 30, 2011, 07:19:26 PM
Tease has been up and down a few times tonight. I think this could be it!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on April 30, 2011, 10:26:35 PM
It's going on 1:30 a.m. Ohio time and Tease was laying down just a few minutes ago, but is up now and eating.

She really looks pooched out tonight.  I predict her little one will be born before 12 noon on Sunday, May 1st.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 01, 2011, 03:34:36 AM
She's certainly been up and down this past hour, lots of tail twitching...and Kay says she has an udder now!  :-)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 01, 2011, 05:38:16 AM
From Kay about twenty minutes ago:

"As soon as I went out it started pouring rain. Just my luck as I am soaked now LOL.

I was really hoping she had made big changes but unfortunately she looks the same. Shes very agitated but I see no sign of foaling in the next few hours. Big sad face.

She did soak the stall with urine so I dumped almost a whole bag of shavings trying to dry it. With this constant humidity nothing dries"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 01, 2011, 08:54:26 AM
I have been watching, saw her being checked.   She has been down, then up, then down and up again. She does seem restless.
I feel so commited, I don't want to miss this birth. Never seen anything like this.
When she goes into labor, how long is the normal process?
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 01, 2011, 09:16:30 AM
Can be 'zip, bang!' I guess as far as laying down, rolling and delivering!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 01, 2011, 09:28:39 AM
Kay's mares sure do eat good! ha-ha!  Now Tease, GET BUSY, GIRL!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 01, 2011, 09:30:48 AM
Oh, also...some mares have particular patterns Kay typically sees before they foal...but this is Tease's first time being a mama.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: lynnmarie219 on May 01, 2011, 09:48:39 AM
Oh my...poor Tease...she is so overdue....no wonder she's a tad crabby!  ;)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 01, 2011, 11:01:33 AM
Horse fact (from Kay I believe)... horse can sleep standing up...BUT to go into REM sleep, they must lay down.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 01, 2011, 08:51:04 PM
Tease dear . . you DID NOT deliver like I predicted.   ::)  You're backed into the corner right now and all I can see is your head.  (It's funny how all the mares like to have their backside up against the wall of the stall - they've all done that.)  I think she's trying to sleep.

I hope when the time comes, that Tease won't have any problems with her delivery.  I'm sure the Baxter clan will all be there to help her.

Good Luck Tease!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 02, 2011, 06:22:39 AM
Aw...Kay and Shammy.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 02, 2011, 04:44:46 PM
Cam is back on.
And tease is still chubby. She was laying down just a few minutes ago, and then got up. She is such a tease.

Night before last, I slept on my couch with my lap top on my automen. hoping not to miss the birth. Last nite I just went on to bed. I am Glad not to miss the birth. But sorry for Tease, she must me miserable.

I watched them check her twice yesterday at around 9:30am and around 5:00pm .
She might be putting her tail to the wall because, she does not like to have it lifted up, for the check. And the flash light check under her, she seems to take it personnel.

 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on May 02, 2011, 05:57:28 PM
Cam still off... :-\
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on May 02, 2011, 08:20:39 PM
Wow.  Tease is wiggling her ears back and forth, looking agitated.  I guess I don't blame her.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 02, 2011, 08:40:23 PM
Now she is lying down on her side, completely stretched out!  I've not seen her stretch all the way out like this before.  Maybe this is it?  Think I will watch for a bit.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 02, 2011, 08:50:51 PM
Hey, Nancy,
 Me too.... I am watching and hoping. You are right, I have not seen her so streched out before.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 02, 2011, 08:57:41 PM
Hey Kim!  I thought I sensed another pair of eyes in Teases stall!  It was you  ;D 

Well she is up again and doesn't seem to be too concerned about foaling so guess I will go to bed.  She will probably have it as soon as I shut down my computer!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 02, 2011, 08:59:09 PM
HA . . . Tease is up and eating!!  She certainly lives up to her name!!   ::)

She's not really pregnant . . . she's FAT from eating all the time!!

Just teasing ya Tease!   :D  Come on momma . . . deliver your baby already!!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 02, 2011, 09:02:53 PM
Yeah, she is up and down, more than any of us.
At this point I am so invested in this delivery I will be up set if I miss it.
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Post by: Bucky on May 03, 2011, 12:35:25 PM
Big surprise . . . . . Tease is eating!!   ::)

Dear Tease . . . . we've waited . . . . and waited . . . and waited.  When are you gonna pop that baby of yours out?!?

I sure hope you aren't having twins!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 03, 2011, 12:42:30 PM
Tease is still fat and still eating!!  Come on Tease, have your baby already!  I've vested so much in this now too, I'll be so disappointed if I miss it!

Maybe tonight  :-\

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 03, 2011, 05:34:39 PM
Here is some notes from Kay this evening (on the quilting board forum):

Quote
It is cold and still raining here. I think its low 40's right now.

Tease seems pretty much the same *sighs*

I guess I will just have to hope I can hurry and do...[a] video in the morning and get it submitted before noon. Please stop the rain!

Heres a story that just published on Yahoo for mothers day

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8025191/stories_of_miniature_horse_mothers.html?cat=53

They asked us to write something about animals and mothers day so that was the first thing to come to mind.

It was little Jack [that was lost for a bit last week]! Poor little guy was shaking like a leaf when I found him. Star was beside herself!

Dancer was the one that had a still born foal years ago. It so broke my heart as I felt like she was looking to me to fix it.

[Jack is] still a tiny thing! He was playing with shammy tonight and I was wishing I could video it but it of course was RAINING. Hes so little he makes Shammy look HUGE.

I am worried about everyones hooves. They do get what is called "thrush" which is an infection on the inside of the hoof. They can also get "scratches" another infection from too much water. We leave the barn open on one end so they can stand in a dry spot but they still have to go out into that mud and wetness. Yuck.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on May 03, 2011, 06:00:56 PM
Also from Kay:

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I dont think we will see any action out of Tease tonight.

I think since she is finally making an udder we will have to wait for it to fill up. But I will be watching off and on just in case. I dont trust maiden mares lol.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on May 03, 2011, 06:05:16 PM
There is some talk that there might be action on this cam tonight:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos

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FYI: Lakota, Pacific Pintos has waxed and has Rock hard udders and her eyes are at half mast. ! LOL
Not sure what time frame that means but she's close.

I might have to have two windows up on my screen. ;-)
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Post by: olmphoto2 on May 03, 2011, 06:11:15 PM
Check it out!!!  There's ACTION under thattail!
There is some talk that there might be action on this cam tonight:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos

Quote
FYI: Lakota, Pacific Pintos has waxed and has Rock hard udders and her eyes are at half mast. ! LOL
Not sure what time frame that means but she's close.

I might have to have two windows up on my screen. ;-)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 03, 2011, 07:14:21 PM
Apparently I'm spending too much time marestaring. Tease's stall floor was looking flickery to me...but at Pacific Pintos the hay was 'breathing' and now I'm seeing (Zuni?) figures in the hay?! lol
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 04, 2011, 05:58:20 AM
Kay says, "I should have never named her Tease. Never never never."  Kay is leaning strongly now to calling the foal "Anticipation".
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 04, 2011, 01:02:26 PM
I've checked on Tease a couple times this afternoon and the stream is down.  Tease is probably outside waddling around the pasture.

Maybe, since she is a first time momma, they estimated her due date wrong.  It seems like we've been watching her on and off since March!!   ::)

Tease - are you holding out for Mother's Day this coming Sunday?!?   ;D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 04, 2011, 04:37:27 PM
I just checked and the cam is back up, Tease is in her stall......EATING!!  Enough with the eating Tease, your baby is big enough, you need to have him/her before he/she gets too big!!!

Hoping tonight is the night!!!

Nancy
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Post by: kimbo on May 04, 2011, 05:34:36 PM
Well, Thank you olmphoto2,

I am now staring at Dakota,at Pacific's and Tease. Got them both on my screen both at once.
And yeah the hay is moving around, and every once in a while I imagine I see something coming out, I jump and then realize, there is nothing just my anxious anticipation. Which is a perfect name for Tease's off spring, forth coming sometime soon I hope.


 
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Post by: olmphoto2 on May 05, 2011, 07:32:04 AM
Te-he-he.   8) :D  Well, you know, Kimbo, I didn't want to feel alone!

Kay says in her neck of woods in Ohio there is sunshine today---but frost too.  She's hoping Tease will be in a better mood today with better weather.  FYI, Kay and Rusty can see Tease when she is outside from the window by their computer screen and will of course bring her inside if she's acting 'different'.

Well, Thank you olmphoto2,

I am now staring at Dakota,at Pacific's and Tease. Got them both on my screen both at once.
And yeah the hay is moving around, and every once in a while I imagine I see something coming out, I jump and then realize, there is nothing just my anxious anticipation. Which is a perfect name for Tease's off spring, forth coming sometime soon I hope.


 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 05, 2011, 01:38:51 PM
Kay says she'll be cleaning the stall and bringing Tease in probably within the hour. :-)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 05, 2011, 05:42:47 PM
Got home from work and my priority is to check on Tease and Dakota.
Nothing yet. Both in their stales , Fat and sassy.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 06, 2011, 07:51:32 AM
Dakota, delivered 7 hrs ago, around 3:15 am. why do they like to deliver, when all are in bed.

Dakota is laying down and her colt is making merry and bellying up to the bar, while mommy just lays there looking exhausted.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on May 06, 2011, 08:08:46 AM
OMGOSH! The cutest thing ever! This pony...Dakota's baby??..is rompinga round, playing. The mama is rolling and baby wants SO badly to play. LOL

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos
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Post by: kimbo on May 06, 2011, 08:33:28 AM
So Cute.

Thanks photo2.  I hope to not miss Tease in delivery.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on May 06, 2011, 08:34:19 AM
I stopped watching Lakota about 30 minutes before she delivered. ???  I knew something was about to happen but I had to get some sleep.  They are adorable aren't they? ;D
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Post by: kimbo on May 06, 2011, 08:48:24 AM
Lakota, Yeah Carebear, I want so bad to watch the deliveries. But it is so consuming.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 07, 2011, 12:00:33 PM
Kay said about an hour ago:

"Well we started out sunny and now its looking pretty dang gloomy. Ughhh.

She looked much more V shaped to her belly but still not much udder. In all my years I have not seen one do this. Im at a loss!"

At Pacific Pintos the word is:

Four hours ago:
"#1 Eve 316, #2 Liberty 352 days, #3 Contessa 334 days, #4 Lakota and her colt. Off Camera: Deelite 315 "

Two hours ago:
"Eve has bagged up and we are just watching her today. Cell # is best if you see anything. 707 357- 4380. Thanks, Joanne "
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 07, 2011, 12:32:25 PM
For anyone who might be interested, here is a birth video on You Tube from a few years ago of a miniature horse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwQXxC9UoY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwQXxC9UoY)

(http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/VIwQXxC9UoY/default.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 07, 2011, 03:30:17 PM
Both cams are currently up:

Tease is on Baxters Painted Pasture MareStare:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted
She does like those corners!

Eve is on Pacific Pintos and has "bagged up"---I think that means has a developed udder now:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos

Opps...edit for correct Pacific Pintos link
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Post by: kimbo on May 07, 2011, 06:13:14 PM
Thanks Photo,

I have been wondering if there might be a video to find of a birth. But I will still keep an eye on the cams.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 09, 2011, 06:45:32 AM
Tease is doing well, is seeming closer to foaling if that is possible.  She still likes corner, almost hiding in the stall, but I do see sunshine peeking in by the stall door---so she'll probably be out for awhile?

I'm hearing there may have been a problem at Pacific Pintos with either Eve or Liberty foaling...one or the other was giving birth when the cam went off.  Cam remains off now...let's hope it is only tech difficculties.  Owners will often turn a cam off if there is a problem though.  We'll keep the good thoughts for now.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on May 09, 2011, 08:11:49 AM
Liberty at Pacific Pintos has had her colt!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos

No word on Eve yet.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 09, 2011, 01:33:37 PM
Thank you for posting Always...glad you have joined us...welcome!  :-)

Kay learned and posted:

"Sounds like a hip lock with the cord wrapped around the foal. We too lost one of these years ago. They are so hard to get out.

For those that watched Stars foaling, Jack was also a hiplock but thankfully we had 3 of us in the stall and were able to get him out.

With hers being a red bag (placenta came out first) hip lock and the cord twisted, they only had minutes to get that foal out.

So sad.

But this is why we watch and watch and watch!"

Liberty's colt seems to be doing well even if he doesn't always find the right end when bellying up to the milk bar!   :D

Hi,

Sadly Eve's foal did not make it.  Eve will be fine.




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Post by: kimbo on May 09, 2011, 04:24:53 PM
Thanks Photo,

I am still keeping up with Tease.

I watched the sweet video of the little foal that while trying to get up, got up and did a complete roll over. So cute.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 09, 2011, 04:40:15 PM
Kay posts:

"Tease is just a bear tonight. Not sure if anyone saw her try to kick me with both back hooves, but it was not pleasant. LOL> Im kinda shocked as she has just never been so hateful.

The only thing I noticed is her vulva is finally elongated. One good sign!"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 10, 2011, 05:10:12 AM
Morning all.  Tease is still with foal in her not out!   ;D

Kay just posted about 8 Eastern a.m. that she would need to have the cam down for a few hours---but all is OK.  It's just that something she needs to do online now doesn't 'get along' with placing the cam stream online.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 10, 2011, 06:01:41 AM
Thanks Photo, because , I just did my check and saw it was down.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 10, 2011, 09:38:25 AM
A link to Lakota's foaling is now available! The link to the link is here toward the bottom of the page (reply 381):

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=24847.375

I'm not posting the You Tube link directly as when I looked at the video it said at the begining not to share without permission. As a moderator posted this on the public forum above, that indicates to me that it's OK for us MareStarers to be lookie-loos here and we are just asked not to be peeps that, for example, turn around and place the direct You Tube link to our Facebook pages.

Kay is finding that her online work is taking much longer than she anticipated.  I'm hoping she may take a break though and put the cam back up for a bit.  There is evidently a storm coming there and Tease will be in the stall then for sure.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 10, 2011, 11:08:14 AM
DeeLite seems really ansty at Pacific Pintos, cam 1...could be a sign.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos


Liberty and her colt seem a bit more comfortable today.  FYI, colt's name is Pacific Luv That Jazz.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on May 10, 2011, 11:17:48 AM
Deelite is on full screen now...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 10, 2011, 11:51:35 AM
Joanne check on Deelite now, very gently, and providing feed for her.  :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 10, 2011, 12:44:28 PM
Kay says:

"Break timeeeeeeeeeeee

Tease is out on the grass pasture stuffing her face full of grass with the other piggy mares. And you wait she will come in her stall like shes starving lol.

Mine do eat pretty good and that is why my hay guys adores me. "

and...

"I hate to see a foal born before 320 as that is pretty early (even at 320) but yep they come when they come. [refering to Deelite I think.]

Or like Tease they bake forever. I wonder if this one will be like Shammy and immediately get up and nurse and then zoom around the stall LOL. Those over baked ones seem to be so dang mature."
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 10, 2011, 02:59:35 PM
Baxter cam is back up and that means Tease will probably be in soon.  Deelite remains on can at Pacific Pintos.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 11, 2011, 07:31:23 AM
Kay says that Tease seems very uncomfortable at times.  She did get quite sweaty for awhile last night but eating grass can do that too, which Tease did do for a while yesterday.

There was a new filly at Six Pound farm this a.m. I learned.  It's a little hard to watch this camas it's a bit sideways!  :D

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=sixpound

No more action at Pacific Pintos yet though Deelite on cam 1 remains ansty.

The full listing of live MareStare cams is here (but I haven't found a good way to find 'imminent action' :) ):

http://www.marestare.com/cams.php

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 11, 2011, 07:44:15 AM
Oops...colt not filly at Six Pound farms.  Here is a pic of him:

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/5/11/thumb-1305110554295-colt_at_6_lb_farm_10may11.jpg)

What a handsome guy he is!  Note he is not a mini in any manner.

Check this pic out---I couldn't even tell at first what the one object in the pic was---it's the owner bending over a bit to check them out!  I'm just so used to seeing the small mares now, even if they are almost as wide as they are tall.  Lol   ;D

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/5/11/1305111323483-colt_at_6_lb_farm_walking_10may11.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 11, 2011, 03:10:43 PM
Tease is back teasing in the stall again and I think that's Liberty and colt on cam2 up for Pacific colts.  :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 11, 2011, 03:35:24 PM
Kay says:

She's up [cam] Its so hot today which I have to say feels wonderful! So she is sweating and uncomfortable.

I maybe back out there in a bit clipping tom so if you see her being anxious its because im out there clipping tom. Just not sure I have the energy. I gave him his first bath and it was a battle the entire time
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Post by: olmphoto2 on May 11, 2011, 03:54:32 PM
Important!

Kays says...

Boy shes really kicking! Maybe tonight?

Im going to be out there clipping and wont be able to hear her. If anyoen sees her acting up please text or call my cell?


Someone a few weeks ago lost a foal while they were in their own barn because they didnt take a phone out

740644-8748
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 11, 2011, 05:04:59 PM
Kay says:

Must have been the clippers. [cam interference] I didnt think about it being the same outlet in the barn that the cam is hooked into.

Tease made me a wreck. Everytime I stopped clipping and looked she was pawing and kicking her belly.

I am home alone so I have sally on stand by.

I gave up and came in as I dont want the constant clipper noise to make her hold off.

I really need a shower I am covered in hair
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Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 07:03:39 AM
From Kay:

HI all Tease is out playing so rusty shut the light off. Its really hot so we are trying to keep all the lights off to keep the barn cooler.

almost finished clipping Tom this morning. Cant wait to show you all pictures!

Cam will be off until Tease comes back later. Its so hot and humid that she is just really misearble
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Post by: Carebear on May 12, 2011, 07:07:28 AM
Thank you Mary Ann for all the updates.  I really appreciate them!  Poor Tease.  :(
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 10:01:35 AM
Cam is stil  off as Kays says Tease is playing out in the pasture!  :-)

Also, regarding some of her philosophy:

Im a big believer in feeding late gestation mares pretty much free choice hay. We also do that a few weeks after they foal as those foals take so much off them. But every farm does it different so I can only speak for us.

Tease is actually not eating as much as normal but I think its because she can only eat small amounts at a time due to the foal taking up all the room. I sure remember those days! lol. Alot of times Tease looks like shes eating and shes really just kinda pushing the hay around.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 11:20:10 AM
This mare may be close to foaling at All Star Gypsy Vanners cam 1:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=allstarfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 12:32:15 PM
I think this is Gypsy Queen here.  Think her braided tail looks heavy?!  Check her out her!

http://youtu.be/nB4L6p381FE (http://youtu.be/nB4L6p381FE)

This mare may be close to foaling at All Star Gypsy Vanners cam 1:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=allstarfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 01:27:19 PM
Here are some pics of Gypsy Queen if I can get them to load...

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/5/12/1305231696639-all_star_gypsy_queen_four_pics.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 01:36:41 PM
Here's two more pics of Gypsy Queen:

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/5/12/1305232509958-gypsy_queen_two_more.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 02:19:10 PM
Here a link for All Star Farm Gypsy Vanners & Miniature Horses - Sensation - Foaling last fall:

http://youtu.be/Ryg6CQ_k4m0 (http://youtu.be/Ryg6CQ_k4m0)

Catch the equine marestarer at the bottom of the screen. Mum's none to happy with her, ha-ha!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 03:32:37 PM
Tease is back on cam!  :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 03:37:14 PM
I spoke too soon, cam froze
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 03:47:27 PM
Kay says...

I think I have it up. I was trying not to turn the ac on as its going to cool down again after tomorrow but I think it made the computer that the cam is on way too hot. Im trying to find a fan to put on it until it cools down in here.

Always something!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 04:34:28 PM
Wow...I just found out that Six Pound Farm is near Burlington, WI, which isn't far from me at all.  AND my son-in-law's father is from there with family still in the area!   :D  Small world, eh?
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 04:43:36 PM
Wow...is that the same mare and baby we had been watching on the cam at Six Pound?!

I just learned than they had a new arrival this afternoon...

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229104_10150252877656522_53352356521_8922394_53930_s.jpg)

‎"2011 Black filly by Licotus, born around 1:00 PM, May 12"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 12, 2011, 05:35:28 PM
Kay writes...


Honestly I just dont know. I cant even make a good guess since she is just not doing the normal udder thing which still has me worried.

I really thought she was going to foal last night and now I am so glad I didnt hit high alert since I was wrong.

Shes really rubbing her back legs together tonight and giving strong looks to her belly but as we know she can do that for hours lol.

Wish she would make an udder like a normal mare. That is usually how I narrow down when I think they are going to foal
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 05:28:29 AM
Tease, Tease, Tease!   :-*

Kay writes...

Shes showing every sign but having an udder. Sally is convinced she just wont have one till immediately before or after she foals. If she still doesnt have one after foaling sally has shots she will bring down to help bring her milk in.

In all my years I have only had one other mare do this and thankfully she had an udder right after foaling

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Her vulva is long and swollen but she wont let me open it to look lol. Very soft hind end actually so soft shes having issues walking around the pasture.

Ugh the never ending mare stare.

For sure it could have floated around before implanting. But 343 is not out of the "normal" for a horse. Patches went 350 this year and has never gone that long.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 05:30:29 AM
Kay's in with Tease now...

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 05:41:17 AM
Contessa at Pacific Pintos had a filly about 10:30 Eastern last evening.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos

Another mare foaled here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=woodduck

I think Shammy is helping Kay muck the stall!  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 13, 2011, 06:12:24 AM
Hmmmm . . . . the wheelbarrow is in Tease's stall - but, there is no Tease there.  There's a big spot on the stall floor - looks like Tease "could" have had her foal ? ? ?  but . . they're not in the stall.

Where are you Tease? ?

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 07:41:27 AM
Hi, Bucky!  Mornin'!  No...Tease and little one are still 'together'   ;D  ;).  Kay went  a couple of times this a.m to check her just b4 letting her out of the stall.  Tease doesn't want much of that stuff!  The bare area is just mucky started. Shammy tried to help Kay with that.  :D

 
Hmmmm . . . . the wheelbarrow is in Tease's stall - but, there is no Tease there.  There's a big spot on the stall floor - looks like Tease "could" have had her foal ? ? ?  but . . they're not in the stall.

Where are you Tease? ?

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 08:48:22 AM
At All Star Farms on cam someone noted:
"The horse at all star must have thrown a shoe. I saw the owner pick it up and throw it out of the stall. The furrier is there and I think put a new shoe on her.
Maybe all the kicking of her stomach! Of course she is facing front so I can't really tell what is happening at the other end. Now another person threw another shoe out so maybe they are doing both back feet. Now he is working on the front so maybe it was just time to change them."

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=allstarfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 11:10:57 AM
From Kay...

Shammy is such a doll! She is huge compared to our other foals and just growing like a weed. She was helping me clean NOT lol.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 13, 2011, 11:51:48 AM
"Tease still has not foaled she out being mean to the horses "   Statement off the live cam.    :D
 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 03:31:38 PM
Ha-ha!  Thanks Kimbo.

Statement from Kay about 20 min. ago:

Anyone see Tease when I brought her in? She tried to kick the crap out of me for no apparent reason. I think we are pretty close as she was almost limping coming into the stall. As soon as she came in she was rubbing those back legs and stomping. She is a total witch right now.

"Tease still has not foaled she out being mean to the horses "   Statement off the live cam.    :D
 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 03:51:58 PM
Ok, I have to ask...who's bigger?
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(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/5/13/1305326572916-house_vs_tease_again_5_13.jpg)

 :D   :o  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 04:08:38 PM
Kay says...

Tease definitely wins that one! If she keeps limping I may ask sally to run down and have a look at her. Probably just the foal laying odd but it worries me

She is really stomping and rubbing. Im glad kyle is home

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 13, 2011, 06:29:16 PM
Kays writes...

This is such a cute poem that a non horsey friend of mine wrote about meeting Shammy

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8028313/horsing_around.html?cat=42#comments
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 13, 2011, 07:53:48 PM
Suuuuuurrrrrrrley, it will be tonight!!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 13, 2011, 10:03:16 PM
It's just after 1 a.m. Ohio time and Tease is doing what else ?!? . . . . eating!!

She shakes her head a lot and keeps licking her belly.

If you have your baby overnight Tease . . . good luck, I've got to head to bed.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 14, 2011, 03:35:29 AM
Mornin' all! Holy Moly...she can still push herself into a corner. I saw Tease, went to start coffee, came back and NO TEASE...so I thought! But, yup, she was just in one of her two fav corners. Does she KNOW?! we can't see her in those two spots? ;)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 14, 2011, 05:06:43 AM
""La. spillway to open, flooding Cajun country"

Oh, no...please pray for all involved, including those earlier hit similar to this decision around Missouri.  Full article here:

http://gazettextra.com/weblogs/latest-news/2011/may/13/la-spillway-open-flooding-cajun-country/

"LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) ? In an agonizing trade-off, Army engineers said they will open a key spillway along the bulging Mississippi River as early as Saturday and inundate thousands of homes and farms in parts of Louisiana?s Cajun country to avert a potentially bigger disaster in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.


About 25,000 people and 11,000 structures could be in harm?s way when the gates on the Morganza spillway are unlocked for the first time in 38 years.
...
The opening will release a torrent that could submerge about 3,000 square miles under as much as 25 feet of water in some areas but take the pressure off the downstream levees protecting New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the numerous oil refineries and chemical plants along the lower reaches of the Mississippi.


Engineers feared that weeks of pressure on the levees could cause them to fail, swamping New Orleans under as much as 20 feet of water in a disaster that would have been much worse than Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
 
Instead, the water will flow 20 miles south into the Atchafalaya Basin. From there it will roll on to Morgan City, an oil-and-seafood hub and a community of 12,000, and then eventually into the Gulf of Mexico, flooding swamps and croplands.
 ...."
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 14, 2011, 05:08:10 AM
Kay says...

This flooding situation is just horrible. I know they blew up a levee somewhere else and it flooded farm ground (thank goodness)but I feel for the farmers.

My hay guy has a beautiful crop of hay that he cant cut due to the rain so it will have to be chopped up for cow feed. Im trying not to panic that we wont be able to get hay. Or the price will double like a few years ago.

Im trying to wake up enough to go feed. Tease will be until the storms pass.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 14, 2011, 06:24:41 AM
Writes Kay...

Tease doesnt even want me to brush her. I swear she blames me because when Russ goes in she lets him brush her and pet her etc.

I will find something to throw if people keep saying memorial weekend. I was really hoping to do a horse show that weekend!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 14, 2011, 07:15:14 AM
Tease, Tease, Tease . . . now that Friday, the 13th has passed (I can understand if you didn't want to have your baby on that date) - but, honey . . . let's get 'er done already!!!

Maybe, she needs some soothing music in her stall.  If that doesn't work, put something fast and upbeat so she'll get her groove on!!   :D

Come on Tease . . . do your thang!!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 14, 2011, 07:17:41 AM
Yes, Bucky, we want a 'foul on the floor', 'drop, roll and foul!' as others have said.

Kay notes:

Tease is in due to storms today. Really hate stalling her this long but dont want to run out during the storm to put her back in. Some of the storms are supposed to be pretty bad.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 14, 2011, 06:38:36 PM
I'm back to watch Tease again....I feel like I've been doing this for the last 2 months now, not sure how long it has really been.  I feel so sorry for Tease, she has to be so uncomfortable...no wonder she is being mean!  It has to be soon now!  Come on Tease!

Nancy

Oops, no cam tonight...hope it is just the storms.  Will check back later
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 14, 2011, 08:32:23 PM
It's 11:30 p.m. Eastern time, and it looks like Tease is sleeping.  She's standing over by the door with her backside up against the side of the stall.

Get all the sleep you can NOW Tease . . . once your little one is born, you'll have no time to yourself!!  I've seen the other newborns run circles around their momma's shortly after birth.  Just be patient with your baby . . . don't be mean to him/her.

Good night Tease . . I have to work tomorrow, so I need to go to bed.  Hope all goes well with you tonight.

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 14, 2011, 08:37:12 PM
Watching and waiting.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 14, 2011, 09:07:15 PM
She is laying down again.

I always look at one of her hind legs, when she is laying down, and think....its a baby leg coming out. Then I get my mind adjusted and realize it is her own leg.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 15, 2011, 10:15:09 AM
Here are a few notes from Kay starting early A.M.:

good morning! I am late to feed as I cant seem to wake up. Russ and I took turns last night and then I took a pain pill as my knee was acting up (probably because of the rain) and now I cannot get this fog out of my head.

She is very itchy which is a good sign!

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Tease was due April 25th but its always just an estimate. Most minis/ponies foal around day 330-335. Tease I think is now 345 days? ughh Gypsy was due May 11th

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Tease is out being mean to the other horses. I am happy to say though her udder is finally filling up! What a relief. Still not what it should be but I am happy to see it getting fuller


********************


And our watch with Tease continues!
 Mary Ann
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 15, 2011, 11:10:56 AM
Contessa ans filly getting lots of TLC brushing here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 16, 2011, 07:56:54 AM
Tease out now.  Hasn't been eating quite as well.

Maybe the problem isn't Tease!

http://www.savagechickens.com/2011/05/crawling-onto-land.html

(http://www.savagechickens.com/wp-content/uploads/chickenfishapathy.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 16, 2011, 02:41:20 PM
Here's a new foa at Bit 'o Blue---aw   :):

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=bitoblue
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 16, 2011, 03:29:00 PM
Tease is back in after a day out terrorizing the other horsies!   ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 16, 2011, 03:55:50 PM
It's a filly here---see the "Girl"  sign?   :)

Here's a new foa at Bit 'o Blue---aw   :):

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=bitoblue
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 17, 2011, 06:00:24 AM
About half hour ago from Kay:

Gm all!

She sure fooled us again last night. Russ thought for sure she was in labor around 3 am but she wasnt
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 17, 2011, 08:34:41 AM
One hour ago:

"Tease is staying in until the rain stops (if ti stops)"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 17, 2011, 01:53:10 PM
Cam was down for a bit but is up now.   :)  Kay has come down with a cold.  :(
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 17, 2011, 03:13:53 PM
From Kay about a half hour ago...

Well that check didnt go well LOL.

I took new pics of her and now I cant get them off my phone.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 18, 2011, 05:14:04 AM
From Kay:

gm all

Its still muddy and rainy but she has to get out of that stall. She was really wanting out. If it gets too bad I will put her back in.

She is digging a huge hole in the center just like her momma flirt used to do. Her udder does finally look bigger today but still not tight so I suspect we have some days to go.

-------

[I am now running a fever of 102 so I guess I have something more than a cold. I was up all night coughing and sweating. Ughh.]
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 18, 2011, 05:56:53 AM
Let me see if I can post a Tease pic from yesterday:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/226317_1823317615259_1009788708_31650436_1069405_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 18, 2011, 02:04:32 PM
Wee one at All Star Farm for Gypsy... :)...not sure just when 2day or if a filly or colt but I'll try to find out.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=allstarfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 18, 2011, 03:16:55 PM
Tease is back in...gosh, Tease, how can you hold out much longer!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 18, 2011, 04:38:14 PM
Local time at All Star Farm Gypsy Vanners & Miniature Horses:
Wed May 18 2011 : 2:23:55 pm is when this colt was born.

I guess two people from my other forum (a quilting one, non-horse peeps just like us)  called the owners and let them know about the foaling starting---they were twenty minutes away from the farm and SO grateful for the calls---we CAN make a difference!  Yeah fellow MareStarers!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 05:17:52 AM
Here's another cam that might have some mare action soon.  This is also a cam where a rooster comes into the stall every once in a while I guess and can be pretty funny.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 05:32:38 AM
Hi all!  Just thought I mention a few things I been thinking and wanted you to know...

We are here on a social thread.  The topic within the forum where this thread is posted is "Welcome Members/The Social Hour
 Come in and introduce yourself and/or chat with other members about life in general."  Here we ARE premitted to chat on this topic board!  If anyone is reluctant to post on or off the topic of our thread (MareStaring here :)), I have this to say as the person who started this thread:
Chat away!  On anything you wish!  Cross talk permitted!

Let's enjoy each other's company, get to know each other better, post links to our recent posts on the main topic board, share the good and the not so great, the vents and the cheers.

GO for it!   :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 05:58:57 AM
Alert for Dreamscape Acres!!!!

Really looks like this mare is current in labor, pushing but nothing visible yet but so far she is in great postion to view!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 06:43:31 AM
I'm wondering if the rooster isn't stopping things at Dreamscape. Labor can be interrupted in mares fairly easily.  (That's why many owners don't go into a stall until birth is actually underway.) For the better part of half an hour when I was watching her, she seemed to be so much concentrating, back side hunkered down 45 secs or so, then normal standing MANY times, plus tail flicking, biting her side, no eating at all. Rooster comes scurrying in and around and now she's eating!  ::)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 06:58:58 AM
SilverCreek has a mare on low alert:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silvercreek

Gee, we could have windows open before us like bingo cards---too many to keep up with!  ;D  On friend at my other board was doing this and brought up this analogy.  I thought it was just too, too funny---but perhaps true!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 08:03:46 AM
Cam is up again for Gypsy and colt (who has the hiccups  :D)

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=allstarfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 11:42:29 AM
A quilting board friend writes:

"Mesa @ http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=nativespirit
continues to eat her weight in food!

Tease must be outside terrorizing the other horses!

The baby all star is back on camera and cute as a button!

The mare at http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=tinytails
continues to have chickens in and out of the stall and friends stopping in the hall to check her out!

Nothing happening at PP and bit o blue except Sugar is looking more ready than she was."
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 02:31:45 PM
Cam is up now for Tease's stall. I don't know if she is hiding in a corner or still out terrorzing the other horsies!  :D

Kay writes...

hi all

sorry I am mia. I am still sicker than a dog. Now its gone to my ears so I have a horrible ear ache. May have to go to the Dr tomorrow if my ear is still hurting this bad. I was hoping this was going to be a short flu but apparently I was wrong.

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Get well fast Kay!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 19, 2011, 04:05:36 PM
Mary Ann,

I now have six different windows open, watching for foals!  It is a BINGO game  ;D  Maybe we will have a foal tonight?

Hope Kay gets feeling better soon.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 05:35:45 PM
The stall is being prepared at Dreamscape:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape

Tease is in.

Maybe wei'll have a BINGO! tonight ?!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 05:45:07 PM
Doggie helping with udder check at Dreamscape.  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on May 19, 2011, 05:52:01 PM
I have officially decided I know nothing about mares foaling. Swishing tail? No. Laying Down? No. Urinating all the time? No.

I have no clue.  I'll know it's happening when I see it coming out.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 06:42:30 PM
I learned something new:

I found a page here about the Barn Alarms (TM) Monitor Panel on the MareStare site:

http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/

I guess we can leave the page open for alerts.  There was a low alert until a few minutes ago for Silver Creek Farms. When an alert shows in the bottom left corner, the farm name should be 'clickable' to take you directly to the farm's cam.  You can have audible alerts or not.  Darn, DH just when to beddie bye and the computer table is just outside the BR door.  No making use of my new knowledge tonight!  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 06:47:59 PM
Low alert is back up here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silvercreek
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 07:21:09 PM
Ha-Ha! I had to turn my speakers on for a minute...and heard HOOVES galloping! It was the Barn Alarm. As DH was up anyway fpr a minute, I tested the high alarm sound---whinnying!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 19, 2011, 07:37:22 PM
Anoter quilting friend posted:

This one has an excellent camera, http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pondarosa

and the puppies I think are fun to watch!
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=wintersong

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[those Samoyeds ARE cute!;)]
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 20, 2011, 09:37:14 AM
Kay checked in a bit ago on the other board...

hi all

Still not feeling good so mostly trying to write a couple articles and sleep. Such bad timing to be sick. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. I feel so bad for Russ having to do everything
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 20, 2011, 11:20:46 AM
What Marestare sites I'm checking (four windows up for me)...

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pondarosa

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=nativespirit

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silvercreek

I also have turned the Barn Alarm (TM) Monitor Panel
(but there are no alerts right now):

http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/

Tease is out terrorizing!   ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 20, 2011, 11:23:36 AM
I have officially decided I know nothing about mares foaling. Swishing tail? No. Laying Down? No. Urinating all the time? No.

I have no clue.  I'll know it's happening when I see it coming out.

Ha-ha! I think a lot of OWNERS feel that way about this amk922!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 20, 2011, 11:33:12 AM
FLASH---new high alert here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=littlecreekside
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 20, 2011, 12:06:03 PM
Thanks for posting the link....I got to see a sweet little donkey be born...well she was just off camera, but the owners put her up by momma's head right away.  So sweet.   :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 20, 2011, 12:35:18 PM
Aw, she's so cute.  Up all the way now, nuzzle ma mere front and back!

This little filly donkey has been trying to stand since the minute she was born.  She'll be a hoot to watch.  :D
"Little Creek Side Farm Is Located In Beautiful
Snohomish Washington
We are nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and our town is as pretty as a picture. We are a Miniature Donkey farm in Washington State "

Here are some donkey facts...

http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_facts/Donkeys.htm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 20, 2011, 12:42:24 PM
A quilting friend writes:

When I lived at my other house, my Mennonite neighbors had a couple donkeys. They were descended from Jesus's donkey, had the cross on its back. She told me the story but I don't remember it any more. One donkey used to open the gate and wander through our suburban neighborhood. I would call the neighbor and tell her. She told me I could go out and keep it company till she got there. So the other neighbors would laugh at me out petting the donkey and talking to it. I had forgotten that story till I saw this one.

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See the cross on the mom's back?  Here's a link from a breeder of minature donkeys that talks about the legend:

http://www.littlemiraclesfarm.com/
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 20, 2011, 12:55:37 PM
HA-HA!!!! I just found that you can click for alternate sounds for the Barn Alarm Monitor. Instead of galloping and whinnying (low and high alerts respectively) you can have rrrrrribbeting and elephant trumpeting!!!

http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/alternate_sounds.php#
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 20, 2011, 03:21:59 PM
Tease is back in.

That little filly donkey with her big ears is sure cute!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on May 20, 2011, 09:23:14 PM
Photo,

Yeah about Tease, she is so big I am thinking C-section. I don't know how that pup is getting out of there.

I love the wee Jesus Donkey's.

Years back at our local animal safari, they had one. I told my husband I wanted to pick him up and hold him. We have the picture of me holding the wee donkey, with my husband standing behind, arms around me helping me hold him. It's one of my favorite pictures of us, holding that donkey.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 06:36:49 AM
Aw, Kimbo, that's so sweet! 

Here's two that foaled:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=nativespirit

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silvercreek

Tease is...Y E S...outside terorizing!!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 06:38:36 AM
The cam with the donkey mare and babe is still up too...so cute:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=littlecreekside
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 06:45:53 AM
High alert here!!!!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pondarosa
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 07:10:54 AM
IT'S A GIRL!!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 21, 2011, 12:01:07 PM
Lots of fillies being born!  How is our Tease doing?  She is getting so big, I don't know how she is going to be able to deliver that foal!  Here's hoping it is tonight!  Seems I've been hoping that for a month of tonights!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 12:13:17 PM
Evidently Tease's still growing wider Nancy! 

Here are a couple of interesting Marestare Forum pages:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=6.0

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=90.0

And a special request for watching page..."Special Watch Requests [instructions for owneres]
This board was created for those animals that are HIGH RISK, or whose owners need extra help watching them.
 Please post your message here - post the link to the cam and the length of watch needed. (if applicable)
 We do NOT want to flood this board with everyone's critters...we realize that they all need to be watched ... and we try very hard to do that. This board was created for short term watching (needing sleep - won't be home, etc) and high risk situations. Please post when your "watch" time has ended (you awaken or return home)"

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=16.0

And last but not least, Birth Video Replays for 2011:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=24015.0
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 12:32:20 PM
Birth video from 5/21/11 Kia @ Lil Pondarosa Minis Filly

 Oops---editing to remove the direct link. Go to this Birth videos link to find it....

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=24015.255

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 12:53:30 PM
Low alert now on:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=centaur
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 01:00:22 PM
Centaur Farms looks like the real thing---Erica foaling I think!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=centaur

High ALERT!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 01:17:16 PM
Another Filly!!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 21, 2011, 01:32:15 PM
Awww, I just missed it with Erica.  Erica still has the afterbirth attached - so I didn't miss it by much.  The filly is trying to stand up - hasn't mastered it yet.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 21, 2011, 01:35:06 PM
The filly is up . . . albeit wobbly and it fell down a couple times, but she's up!!   ;D  It's just amazing to me that newborn animals can be on their feet so quickly.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 02:04:32 PM
I'm so happy I found the Barn Alarm!  Yesterday's little donkey and ttoday's Erica at Centaur weren't even on the 'radar'!

For anyone that wants to use the Barn Alarm, it's here:

http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/

You leave your speakers on. When an alarm does go off, on the Barn Alarm page, the farm(s) with a current alarm is on the lower right and 'clickable' to bring up the pertinent cam!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 02:45:01 PM
Alert! Low:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=mmquarter
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 03:00:33 PM
Posted two hours ago at M & M Quarter horses before the alarm:

Fancy Pants is not very uncomfortable right now, strip says lighter then the last color [I don't know what that's about].. so very soon I hope.. Please keep your eyes open
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 03:07:43 PM
Alert low:

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=golden

golden Venture Farm

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 03:56:59 PM
Cam is back up for Tease but I can't find her yet---and the cam is flickering.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 05:38:53 PM
ABirthing!!!

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=golden

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 05:42:26 PM
One foot out to birth in 1 min---missed it as I was posting
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 06:01:48 PM
It's a filly...boy was that one FAST!!

The new mom is Maybelline at Golden Venture Farm
 in southern MD
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 06:14:28 PM
the owner is sitting in the stable at M & M.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=mmquarter
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 06:26:02 PM
My friend Jackie says there may be action in the not so distant future at Team CEO:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=teamceo
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 07:28:38 PM
Low alert:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=twinlgtsbarrett
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 21, 2011, 07:31:46 PM
That's Twin Lights Farm

Westminster, MA 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 21, 2011, 08:23:14 PM
Has anyone noticed how the foal at Silver Creek Farms http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silvercreek seems to be having trouble walking?  I am sure there are variations in how quickly the are able to walk steadily, but this little one seems to be having more trouble than the others I have seen....Might be the physical therapist in me noticing how they all move.  I hope it is OK and will work out whatever is going on.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 22, 2011, 07:46:09 AM
Fancy Pants at M & M had her foal within the last three hours evidently...didn't go to a high alert so I didn't catch it.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=mmquarter

I haven't bee able to catch the foal at Silver Creek up Nancy but I've been away from my computer quite a bit this morning.

Giving a cheer here for Nancy and  her great profession!
Has anyone noticed how the foal at Silver Creek Farms http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silvercreek seems to be having trouble walking?  I am sure there are variations in how quickly the are able to walk steadily, but this little one seems to be having more trouble than the others I have seen....Might be the physical therapist in me noticing how they all move.  I hope it is OK and will work out whatever is going on.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 22, 2011, 07:48:58 AM
From Kay about an hour ago:

I am still hanging in there but still not feeling great. This is the flu without end. I was feeling better for a few hours yesterday and then bam was laid low again and back in bed. This dang cough is going to do me in.

No big changes with Tease but I havent checked her yet this morning. Poor Russ is having to do everything

--------------

[Tease is out so she has been checked already now this a.m. evidently].
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 22, 2011, 09:12:22 AM
These are two low alerts that are continuing:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=twinlgtsbarrett (not a great quality cam)

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape (this is a better cam nut I don't see where she is/could be hiding---Not like our Tease who really CAN get herself invisible in a corner!   ;D)

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 22, 2011, 09:55:00 AM
It doesn't seem right to leave a low alert on if mare isn't in the stall.  In my opinion, how do they then expect more vigilant eyes to be on their mares when they ARE back in and maybe close??  Maybe the owners are just overwhelming tired and forgot to change it though.

On a somewhat related topic---as anyone read this Marestare thread?  I read some of the first posts and it's very good regarding not to hesitate to call an owner if we think we see something happening with their mare starting to foal perhaps.

"Topic: Calls to Cam Owners.....Viewers and Owners please read this."

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=7486.0
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 22, 2011, 11:38:52 AM
Beauty at Dreamscape is back in her stall.  What does she do out there to unwrap her tail each time she's out?? ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 22, 2011, 03:48:25 PM
Willows foal at Silver Creek now has both front legs wrapped (casted?)  Hopefully that will do the trick.  Made me want to go out there and do Physical Therapy on the poor little thing!  Maybe I could do that as an alternate career, but I bet it is just as physical if not more than what I am already doing!

Now to go check on Tease again!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 22, 2011, 05:39:45 PM
Tease is back on cam again, she is HUGE!  Maybe she is having twins???  Poor thing looks miserable, hope she foals soon!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 22, 2011, 10:51:30 PM
This is SO not fair!!  I was planning on going to bed since it is 12:51 a.m. (Central Time) - but watching Tease and she keeps licking her belly and whining - could she be having contractions? 

She was laying down a little bit ago and seemed to be breathing heavy.  I don't blame her - she's about ready to pop and I'm sure is very uncomfortable!!

Could tonight "possibly" be the night?!?  Maybe . . . if so, I hope it's soon so I can go to bed!!   ;)

Good Luck Tease!

There's a spot on the camera in the lower right hand side - it's driving me nuts!!   :o

I'm only going to watch for another 10 minutes, than I have to go to bed.  Right now, Tease is just standing there shifting her weight back and forth.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 07:16:27 AM
Tease is still with foal inside!!!

She is also inside her stall because of rain.

Kay write not quite two hours ago:

Good Morning all!

I am feeling a bit more like myself today even if I cant hear.

We are having another huge storm right now so cam is in and out. Just what we need - more rain NOT.

Russ is on his way to feed and I meant to remind him to knock that web off ugh.

-----------

[That was as in spiders web.  At one point last night I gues that sider was directly on cam taking up about the whole center!  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 07:21:52 AM
Nancy, you might be interested in the article from a newspaper in my county:

"Equine massage therapy school is one of only 20 in the nation"

http://gazettextra.com/news/2010/dec/29/equine-massage-therapy-school-one-only-20-nation/

The article begins:

"MILTON ? The 13-year-old Arabian horse had an arthritic hind leg.

"It couldn't and didn't want to be ridden or saddled up," said Greg Gage, founder of Therasage Equine Massage Certification School, formerly the Institute of Equine Therasage.

Gage worked on the horse's hip and stretched its hind leg muscles.

"After three to five sessions, I noticed a huge improvement," he said.

Over the years, Gage has worked on horses valued from $500 to $200,000. Some had minor problems, and others were so lame they couldn't tolerate any pressure on a bad leg.

Gage, 39, of Janesville didn't always work on horses.

Twenty years ago, he began a career in human massage, a profession he continues. Gage founded the Institute of Equine Therasage 13 years ago, taking his knowledge of human and animal massage and creating massage for horses.
..."
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 07:33:37 AM
Low alert here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=twinlgtsbarrett

Here are a few posts from last night about 7:30 Central from Kay:

I really think Tease has a few more days but then I was just watchng her and she was kicking the stall wall. Did anyone else see that?

I still feel like crap. Finally made myself get out and go to the store (made russ drive) and after just a trip to the store was exhausted and coughing again. Ughhh.

Big storm getting ready to hit and Im home alone

------

She seemed ok with the last couple storms. This one is supposed to be pretty severe. I hope the cam holds in

She backed up to the wall and then was just kicking the wall over and over. Crazy mare!

------

oops her top door came open and the other mares are bugging her. Rusty is going to close it
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 07:35:56 AM
HIGH ALERT:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=twinlgtsbarrett
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 07:45:02 AM
This mare seems preety calm but I guess the owners were in there a bit ago, wrapped the males tail and maybe saw something under there that we can't! :lol:

HIGH ALERT:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=twinlgtsbarrett
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 09:15:26 AM
Twin Lights moved back to low alert
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 09:49:17 AM
Here's a page listing recent birth videos:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=24015.270
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on May 23, 2011, 10:31:31 AM
I just checkd in on teaste..still preggers, of course, but restless. Walking, walking, walking...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 23, 2011, 10:47:14 AM
Shoot - I can't see a thing on Tease.  The camera is real funky and distorted - like it's raining on it.

Hope she doesn't have her baby until the cam is up and running right.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on May 23, 2011, 11:05:40 AM
The camera is working now, Bucky.  Someone is cleaning the stall, and our Tease is probably outside terrorizing the other horses. ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 23, 2011, 12:40:42 PM
It's not working again.   :'(  Unless that spider is spread out across the whole cam . . ewwww!  It looks black - but, you can "kinda" see something moving around.  It's weird.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on May 23, 2011, 12:57:09 PM
Rats!  Maybe it's a result of the storms they've been having.  Sure hope they get it fixed soon.

On the other hand, if it's a spider...well, it's not so itsy bitsy is it?  :o
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 12:57:17 PM
Recent foaling today , cam here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=mcguire

Mocha **FOALED 5/23**(5/15 due) @ McGuire Ranch
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 12:59:04 PM
Check this thread for a cam in the Netherlands:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=25971.0

Never seen a mare's udder up close? Take a look at these pics on that page and the next!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 02:33:24 PM
I'm starting to make out Tease on the cam now.

-----

A friend on my quilting board wrote this today and gave me permission to quote her:

I was readingthe Mare Stare message board, the topic regarding calling the owners when we think we notice something odd or a mare in labor. It brought back a few memories

I know that the calls I have made in the last 4 mare stare seasons have all been appreciated. Some of the calls were humorous

My first call followed the request, "if you see her down, please call" and I did! She was sleeping

My 2nd call was to the same owner, it took me a minute to get up the nerve to push the last number. I had already woke her up once on a false alarm. But I took a deep breath and pushed it! The owner didn't even get the chance to even say "hello" as I was saying over and over "the baby is coming!! the baby is coming!!"
The owner must have dropped the phone without thinking to end the call... I could hear voices (tv?) in the background and within a minute she was in the stall, breaking the bag. The mare delivered in record time less than 5 minutes from laying down to the foal being out. No rolling or other signs leading up to it. This mare had a history of losing foals who couldn't get out in time. It was awesome that DS was at work (graveyard shift) and I was at his home watching mares waiting for him to get off of work.
I received a very nice return phone call from the owner She was sooo appreciative and apologetic for throwing the phone down without so much as a thank you or good bye LOL

There have been many other calls that I have made. The owners have not said a word, yelled thank you and hung up, asked me questions as they ran out to the stall, etc...

Only one was rather cranky LOL a shift worker who had just come off a grueling schedule She called me back and apologized for being cranky/rude upon answering the phone.

Our calls are important as we all know, the call made to the owners the other day who were away from home for example. What piece of mind they were given by 2 of our team members

Do not be discouraged if you get a odd/strange/less than pleasant voice answering Remember many of these owners are sleep deprived, right Kay?
Each owner is always grateful to get out to the stall in time or hear us describe what is happening on the cam.

I have called on a few false alarms, and received call backs on them too. They were thankful and assured me that they were grateful that I was watching and cared enough to call.
Several of us have called and been told it wasn't a foal coming out... it was the mares tale we were seeing ROFLMBO thankfully they all had a GREAT sense of humor So if you hear mention of "tail foalings" now you know the origin of this saying

Please don't hesitate to call... it can be scary/intimidating to pick up the phone and dial, just take a deep breath, you can do it
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 03:53:57 PM
low alert here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=devredinghe
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 04:19:53 PM
ACTION here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=devredinghe
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 04:24:30 PM
Water broke!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 04:26:37 PM
Misty's doing it!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 04:34:54 PM
Congrats Misty!  It's a....don't know yet!   ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 04:37:55 PM
Report from Kay:

Tease is really really soft now but still no udder. I just dont know what to think. She was in a better mood tonight.

We have another storm moving in (do I ever stop saying that?) supposed to have high winds and hail.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 04:39:25 PM
Colt!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 05:02:57 PM
looks like baby has hiccups...how cute!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 05:05:57 PM
And he's up!   :D

And he's down! Ha-ha!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 05:10:14 PM
Twin light high alert!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=twinlgtsbarrett
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 05:12:08 PM
Foaling at Twin now!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 05:14:56 PM
Gemma, go girl!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 05:43:58 PM
Looks like another right now here at Tiny tails:
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=tinytails
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 23, 2011, 07:30:23 PM
Gemma had a filly.

I don't know about Tiny Tails.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 24, 2011, 05:20:37 AM
Mornin' all.

Tease is still in.  I don't now if there is bad weather there now or not.

Shortly after I got off the computer last night someone posted on the quilting board thread for marestaring:

"It pays to keep watching...

I was just surfing mare stare due dates and clicked on a few to see who was yet to go that we might want to watch. Clicked into Dusty Rose Miniatures. They have four cameras going. In the lower left one is a mare and her baby (colt/filly?) Mare is eating away and I'm watching the colt (we'll call it a colt since I don't really know). His legs are just flailing like he's running - but his face looks like it's stuck between the wall and the floor. I think "should I call?" - I watched for about 30 seconds more, I decide he's definitely in distress - picked up the phone and called "I'm watching mare stare and the colt in the lower left corner looks stuck between the wall and the floor and I'm pretty sure he's in distress. She says "I'm heading out there right now". I hang up and watch. She came in about two minutes later (He's still running like crazy). She pulls on him and it's clear he's stuck. She pulls again and he comes flying up and takes off. I pictured him thinking "Jeez I thought I was gonna die right there". I know he was stuck. I half expected a call back from the owner - but no. I guess that little one is mine now. (In my heart).

Any way, I just wanted to post my little story to remind you that when in doubt - shout out! I feel better. If that colt turned into an angel colt and I never called. I would never forgive myself... keep watching... you never know."

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KUDOS!!!

There was also a birth (about 2 a.m. Eastern?) here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=hunterridge

It's a colt...I guess the mare didn't position very well regarding the cam for this birth so we did't miss too much!

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 24, 2011, 06:26:04 AM
From Kay on my quilting forum:

Good morning ladies

Im hoping today is my day to recovery lol. Still coughing but better. I feel so week from being laid low so long.

Good news is Tease is finally making an udder. I suspect she will foal this weekend.

I also suspect the date was wrong again. I never had another date after the April due date but apparently she and black had another rendevous that I didnt know of.

We have cut her grain out almost entirely as I think shes getting way too fat. Since we thought she was due two months ago we increased her grain too early.

Just no exact science when dealing with live animals but I do think we we finally see this foal in the next week. Man I hope!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 24, 2011, 07:21:48 AM
From Pepper Hollow Farm...
"Today's her day. I'm at work. Hubby home . But in and out of house. Extra eyes NEEDED. Thank U!"

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pepperhollow
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 24, 2011, 07:31:01 AM
Also this info from Pepper Hollow Farm:

"Update on mare's stall placement as of 5/19:
Top Left Black Mare ( GG)
Top Right White ( really a silver dapple) (Derby)
Bottom Left Silver Bay (Glory)
Bottom Right Black & White (Sonya)


Glory **COLT 5/21**
GG **COLT 5/22** "
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 24, 2011, 07:54:06 AM
Regarding Amanda at Sommer Pony Farm...

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=sommer

Owner, on her Marestare thread today:
"She has had a full moon and plenty of storms. Will nothing trigger her to foal? When I gave her the manual, she proceeded to use it as bedding and went potty on it. *sigh*

I will be out of the house this afternoon. Because of that and the fact that we have more storms rolling in, Amanda will be in for the day. I am leaving at 11:00 (eastern time) and should be home around 5:00. I will be checking on her remotely on my phone and may be able to convince folks to have the camera up, but if you see anything feel free to call my cell (second number on the cam page).

If her milk has made a change, I will change my plans. Off to feed and check on Amanda!"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 24, 2011, 10:29:16 AM
Low alert
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pepperhollow
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 24, 2011, 11:35:10 AM
Beauty at Dreamscape still hasn't foaled...she's outside for now but I wouldn't be surprised to see her back in the stall soon.  I don't believe the owners keep her out as long as Kay tries to each day:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 24, 2011, 02:14:10 PM
Just went back to check on the little foal at Silver Creek that was having trouble walking.  They've taken the cast/splint off the right foot but still have one on the left, but he is looking alot better, looks to be stepping straight onto his feet now and is walking a whole lot better.  Such a cute little guy.  I was looking at their website and I think mom is Willow, and if so it said the "in utero" foal was $6500.  It'd be fun if I could afford to buy one of these little ones, but this is a little outside of my price range at the moment.  I really need to get back to working full time!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on May 24, 2011, 07:33:31 PM
Oh, my...Tease does look uncomfy!  :o
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 25, 2011, 05:58:58 AM
For anyone who wants to know about the Barn Alarm (TM) Monitor (or who may just be joining us on this thread):

It's a service for owners and watchers offered by Marestare.

It's here:

http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/#

When a mare looks like there is some action ready to happen, an owner will either signal a low alert (mare appears in labor) or high alert (it's happening)---at least that's my take on it.

When an alarm is active for any farm, it will appear in the lower right hand corner of the Barn Alarm page. (BTW, you can minimize this page and it will still be active.)

"Click on the farm name [lower listing] to open the cam page. Click on the message [above] to clear it. If you want to get it back, refresh this page.

Clicking "Silence" will stop the current sound from playing. Clicking "Mute" will stop all sounds, even future alert sounds. Click "Unmute" to turn sounds back on"

I have learned that clicking on a farm name as of the past few days doesn't open the particular farm cam for me as for some reason my 'puter is now treating it as a pop up.  I have Windows7 and have found that to get around this---or any pop up restriction I don't want on a web page---I just press Ctrl and hold it too as I click the farm name.  Then I can get the cam to come up.

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Not all births will be caught by this system.  The main reason for the existence of MareStare is to provide extra eyes to watch the mares as unattended foalings can go very wrong.  Some of us do watch certain mares even though they are not on any alarm right now.  We watch Kay's current mare on cam who is "Just Teasing 'Ya" or Tease. Watching Kay and Russ' farm cam foaling stall is why I began this thread.  Over time we saw two other of their mares who have foaled :)

Recently, at varying intervals I have started to check in at a few of the MareStare site pages and learn of farms that may have mares on cam who could be near foaling. Right now, in addition to KayKay's Tease:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted
I've been checking in on Beauty:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape

If you are watching a cam, the foal seems in labor (or actually delivering!) and an alarm hasn't been given, the owner may not know about this.  They could even be two stalls down and unaware!  There are number(s) to call the owners on almost every cam page.  Two of the members on my other closely followed forum alerted owners just one week ago---very, VERY grateful owners of Gypsy at All Star Gypsy Vanners farm---and let them know everything that was going on as the owners rushed back to the farm.  As the Marestare site says---"Because you can't be everywhere..."
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 25, 2011, 06:10:33 AM
Tease's cam isn't working this morning.   :(  It's all black.  Can't check up on my girl.

Might be another stormy day in Ohio today - it's suppose to be here in Illinois.  I imagine they will keep Tease inside.

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 25, 2011, 06:41:08 AM
Sugar had baby here a few minutes ago...member on my other board alerted owners to the birth!

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=bitoblue
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 25, 2011, 08:46:26 AM
Tease's cam is back up visible but I don't know if she's in.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on May 25, 2011, 04:30:27 PM
Tease is on cam right now, still preggers and EATING!!!  ;D   You would think she would stop eating when she gets so uncomfortable!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Scottietottie on May 25, 2011, 06:39:53 PM
Maybe she's comfort eating!!  :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 09:43:39 AM
Tease must be out terrorizing.  She was her normal self this a.m. when I checked the cam b4 I went to an appt. with DH.

Kay hasn't been writing too regularly on the other board as she is having some temporary eye problems.

Here is a cam with a mare and little foal born only about four hours ago:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=astoria

Cute!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 10:45:51 AM
low alert:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=sommer
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 10:49:46 AM
Yeah!!!!  I missed it though,
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 11:03:20 AM
Births here too today:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=osowawacres
filly

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=thunderstruck
filly

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=triplek
colt
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 11:22:04 AM
I missed them all to!

Someone on my other board posted this earlier:

The foal at Astoria http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=astoria keeps heading for the milk bar, overshooting & reaching too far under the mare, so it walks under the mare out the other side, circles round and comes back for another go at it...

And does the exact same thing again! Cute, Cute, Cute!
------------

Ha-ha!!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 11:32:10 AM
Congrats to Amanda at Sommer Pony Farm on the birth of her filly! :-)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 11:39:12 AM
 I didn't see this either. I think issuing the low alert was actually the owners notifying us of a birth. I think it was 'unattended' and noticed by someone on the Marestare thread shortly after the birth who probably called the owners---or the owners noticed the foaling starting or complete on the cam.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 12:11:51 PM
Completely light mare, completely dark filly at Sommer....wow
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 12:19:40 PM
Just too funny...Beauty  has been scratching her behind for about 3 minutes straight...and we've wondered how she gets the wraps off her tail!  :lol:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 01:03:25 PM
Here's a dark mare with a light filly born today too!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=thunderstruck

I think they are called by some 'jammies' (as in pajamas)

Here is one type:

http://www.userfriendlyminiatures.com/examples.htm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 01:56:05 PM
Man, have we had the foaling action today without the Barn Alarm alerts!  Are the owners and marestares like us just missing the labors as they are starting to happpen so fast from start to foaling, too many false alarms, fatigue? I want HOOVES. I want WHINNYING on the barn alarm. I want...I want...well, I'm just a little 2 year old aren't I!?   ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 07:21:56 PM
Low alert:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=easystreet
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 07:27:37 PM
CHECK ON THE SIGN ON BEAUTY!!!  HA-HA!!!!  TEASE NEEDS ONE OF THESE!!!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 07:48:14 PM
Kay says:

Tease is really really soft in the hind end now and her flanks are really lose so the foal has to be dropping. I couldnt check her udder tonight though she was having none of that and Russ isnt here to help.

I still think we have a few days to go
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 26, 2011, 07:49:27 PM
Also from Kay:

Poor Tease just cant seem to get comfortable. I so feel her misery!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 27, 2011, 04:56:50 AM
When I turned up the Barn Alarm Monitor just now I noticed that there is an  alert is on here---not sure how long that has been up---or if it continues active?:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=wildacres

A low alert definitely contunues here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=wildacres
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 27, 2011, 05:21:54 AM
I guess Tease's behavior has been considered a bit unusual by some of us watching her this a.m.---including Kay.  She lay down for about twenty minutes I hear...basically with her legs straight out and a few rolls onto her tummy (possible labor/foaling positions plus actions). But now she's just her usual self, calm for now---and eating!!!  Kay does say that Tease is the widest/roundest pregant mare they have ever had and that she is hoping some of this is water weight for Tease.  Poor baby!!! :(
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 27, 2011, 05:33:06 AM
Oops editing the link...

Oh this to too much!!! :lol:

Read reply plus see pic at reply #137 here:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=25921.135

I saw the EXIT sign with Beauty but missed this!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 27, 2011, 06:08:17 AM
Man, Lacey at Easy Street sure gets us 'up clase and personal' with her back side sometimes!  So glad this cam is working well now---last night it was in and out and ten minute delay at times when it was up, if you can call that being up.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=easystreet

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 27, 2011, 07:30:21 AM
Just noted on my other board:

Unattended birth:
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=kinney
Owners is on the way. Baby is still in the sack back legs but looks like breathing find. placenta not delivered yet.
Someone finally there
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 27, 2011, 01:24:37 PM
Amy at Kinney Minatures had a filly about 6 hours ago:

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=kinney
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 27, 2011, 03:53:03 PM
Tease is back in her stal scarfing food!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted

 :-*  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on May 27, 2011, 08:10:07 PM
Tease is going to have to go on a diet once she has her baby . . . all I've seen her do for the last two months is eat . . . eat . . . . eat!   ::)  Hope her baby isn't too big for her to deliver.

Come on Tease . . . this is the weekend . . . . get 'er done!!!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 28, 2011, 03:16:25 AM
Tease is going to have to go on a diet once she has her baby . . . all I've seen her do for the last two months is eat . . . eat . . . . eat!   ::)  Hope her baby isn't too big for her to deliver.

Come on Tease . . . this is the weekend . . . . get 'er done!!!

Bucky

Yes, Buck..Tease, 'ya listening???  

-------------

Morning all!

There were two births overnight that I find (I'm not sure of details yet, sex):

Timeless Miniature Horses
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=timeless

Blazing Colours Farm
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=blazingcoloursfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 28, 2011, 03:31:37 AM
Tease doesn't seem agitated but she has been doing some laying down with all fours straight out.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 28, 2011, 04:16:56 AM
"Aussie student finds universe's 'missing mass'"
Full article here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110527/sc_afp/australiaastrophysicsscience

Short excerpt at beginning of article:

"Fri May 27, 4:01 am ET


SYDNEY (AFP) ? A 22-year-old Australian university student has solved a problem which has puzzled astrophysicists for decades, discovering part of the so-called "missing mass" of the universe during her summer break.

 Undergraduate Amelia Fraser-McKelvie made the breakthrough during a holiday internship with a team at Monash University's School of Physics, locating the mystery material within vast structures..." named TEASE!!!!!

HA-HA!!!!

  ;)  :D  ;D  :P  :-*
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 28, 2011, 02:52:27 PM
Tease is in her stall and so is Beauty at Dreamscape now.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 03:22:09 AM
Water broke!  Just called owner!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=faith
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 03:49:05 AM
What's with this mare? Did owner coming in slow/stop her?? That can definitely happen with mares. She's eating now! There is NO DOUBT her water broke. I had a great angle to see it, stream shooting out the back, definitely not diarrhea, was almost whitish and not her tail!!  :o
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 09:14:52 AM
Always, you saw Beauty foaling, YEAH, YEAH!!!!!  I missed that but am so happy for you.  Sounds like it was a picture perfect birthing, Beauty doing it on her own, owners standing by.


I was starting to type this when the action started at Faith Farm hours ago and then I had too leave for a few hours.

Awww,  Beauty just had her filly. http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=dreamscape.

The filly has not taken her first step yet.  Beauty is a great Mom.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 09:16:25 AM
FYI...Easy Street mare was been uneasy...foaling beginning maybe??

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=easystreet
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 09:26:52 AM
Owner says out in barn watching in note below cam window

FYI...Easy Street mare was been uneasy...foaling beginning maybe??

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=easystreet
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 09:41:13 AM
Water broke and low alarm at Easy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 09:41:59 AM
High alert Easy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 09:43:17 AM
Birthing NOW!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=easystreet
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 09:56:11 AM
Low alert

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pphfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 10:03:06 AM
High alert!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pphfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 10:42:58 AM
Roxanna, owner at Faith Farms, posted this at Marestare about 15 minutes ago:


Quote
She's mad because LaDigna is outside again and she's not. I really think they have a thing going on. When she went missing last night, I found her outside Digs stall. When she can't see Digs outside she just goes bonkers. You know they say that in the wild that a mare will pick another mare to watch guard over her while she delivers her baby. Maybe that's what Ms. Thang has done, she's chosen LaDigna.

I've put her out for a few, and she's across the fence from LaDigna, maybe she'll be happy for a minute or two.

She is very snippety this morning. She tried to kick at me earlier when I was checking her bag, and when I was putting her halter on her a few minutes ago, she tried to bite me. Geesh, let's get this baby here so her hormones will get back into somewhat a normal order. Oh yeah, then we have post-partum to deal with.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 10:44:28 AM
Another alert?

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pphfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 29, 2011, 01:08:21 PM
Posted about an hour ago re: Wild Thang on Marestare:

Ms. Thang paced and paced while outside. She then decided to go into the round pen and rolled in the sand. Ooohh sweat & sand do not mix very nicely. So I hosed her down and brought her back in. So yes she was sweaty but was also wet from the water hose. She flung her tail wrap off and I put another back on as best I could. She really didn't want to be still.

The wait is on, just on a more anxious level now.

We are here, just in and out working in the garden. I have my cell phone with me (the 7276 number). Don't hesitate to call if you need to.

Thank all of you for helping me keep an eye on her.

Rox
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 30, 2011, 07:39:25 AM
Mornin' all. I started reading and looking but got sidedtracked with things with DH---and DD called from Green Bay :).

Tease was holding up walls again this a.m.  I think she's out as she probably can't hide in corners very well anymore.  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 30, 2011, 11:24:39 AM
Puppy cam!  Flat coated retrievers born at Fall Flight Kennels north of Appleton WI...6 males and three females whelped on the 25th! :D


http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=fallflight
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 30, 2011, 11:41:50 AM
Hummingbird nest cam with sound...

http://www.sportsmansparadiseonline.com/worldofhummingbirds.html
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 30, 2011, 02:30:21 PM
Tease is back in!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 31, 2011, 08:16:08 AM
Low alert here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=faith
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 31, 2011, 08:18:03 AM
It's for Wild Thang.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 31, 2011, 11:47:02 AM
Low alert, Pacific Pintos

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 31, 2011, 04:54:10 PM
Kay, regarding examing Tease tonight:

well that didnt go well lol. wow she is in rare form. i got a quick feel and felt something dripping but i dont know what? that will make me crazy. If shes dripping milk then we know tonights the night but i could not see thing in there. these glasses are prescription but too dark. i took them off but then everything is blurry.

i turned her fan up as it is blistering hot. i feel so bad for her in this heat
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 31, 2011, 05:48:28 PM
You might want to check out this mare:

Celtic Manor says "Willow is my last mare to foal this season,she is 4 yrs. old and a real sweetheart. "
She is a maiden mare and due 6/1 but is ready
.
In case anyone wants to watch with me:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=celticmanor
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 31, 2011, 05:53:33 PM
Alert!
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=teamceo
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on May 31, 2011, 05:55:47 PM
bIRTH!


http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=teamceo
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 01, 2011, 03:56:56 AM
New little one here, born to Lady at Dusty Rose Miniatures:

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=dustyrose


Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 01, 2011, 04:04:30 AM
Lady's had her filly about half an hour ago.

Deelite had her colt about an hour ago:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 01, 2011, 12:29:58 PM
Request for temporary watching at Psych Ward, posted 20 min. ago on Marestare site:

We have to run some errands. Please watch Billie and Cheyenne as they are both maidens with 15 days to go. Please call the second number listed on cams....336.756.1929

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward2

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 01, 2011, 12:39:14 PM
CAM LINK: http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=brookhavenminis

From about an hour and a half ago on Marestare board from the owner At Brookhaven:



Re: Deja Blue*TESTING READY* (due 5/26) Dreamy (due 6/4) @ Brookhaven

? Reply #931 on: Today at 01:08:51 pm ?

Quote


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DB is almost spewing milk! It is testing VERY HIGH...from POOR! BABY TIME! She's been pacing around all morning and doing some butt rubbing. I wanted to leave her out as long as I could, but heat index is 97. So the Ladies are in. Dreamy inched up a couple of more notches, so she's getting close.

Mamas and babies are up to cool off before they get clipped. I tried to put the cam on the clipping area, but it isn't quite there. May try again when we get going.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 01, 2011, 01:44:43 PM
I see our 'on call' duties are over at Psych as owners are back.  :D  I might hang around a bit here though...loved it when Cheyenne was up at times with her face in the cam!  (cam2)   :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 01, 2011, 05:01:18 PM
Alert, lower:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=brookhavenminis
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 01, 2011, 05:02:58 PM
High alert now!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 01, 2011, 05:07:30 PM
Birth!   :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 02, 2011, 06:01:34 AM
I have seen Tease this a.m. and YES she is still pregnant!  :o

I can't get the cam to come up right now and don't know if Tease is out already or if there are continuing cam issues.  There have been online cam streaming problems at times for Kay and Rusty in the past few days...seems to get 'balky' and needs rebooting every so often.

Kay has been sick again---immediately after that flu---for many, many days.  I don't believe she minds if I tell you the problem has been a serious eye infection---hence the sunglasses when you are starting to see her in the barn occasionally now.  She has been barely able to watch Tease or care for her most days and, as you can guess, spending time trying to make posts online was difficult. Soooooooooooo...we can all be grateful that Tease didn't decide to foal in the past week plus, especially when Rusty would have been at work!

Hugs to Kay!

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 02, 2011, 06:08:01 AM
I'm checking in on these mares again today.  On cam 2,  I love it when Cheyenne puts her face right up by the cam!  :-*

Request for temporary watching at Psych Ward, posted 20 min. ago on Marestare site:

We have to run some errands. Please watch Billie and Cheyenne as they are both maidens with 15 days to go. Please call the second number listed on cams....336.756.1929

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward2

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 02, 2011, 06:09:56 AM
It's pretty cute stuff with Deelite and her colt at Pacific Pintos, born just over 24 hours ago:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=pacificpintos
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 02, 2011, 06:12:16 AM
Mares just went out of the stalls.  I think the stalls are going to be mucked.  Mares may or may not be back in soon?
I'm checking in on these mares again today.  On cam 2,  I love it when Cheyenne puts her face right up by the cam!  :-*

Request for temporary watching at Psych Ward, posted 20 min. ago on Marestare site:

We have to run some errands. Please watch Billie and Cheyenne as they are both maidens with 15 days to go. Please call the second number listed on cams....336.756.1929

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward2

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 02, 2011, 03:52:32 PM
Tease is in stall again, cam back up!  Tease almost kicked Kay a pretty good one. Whoa, that little mare is not in a good mood now, is she?!  ::)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 02, 2011, 03:55:05 PM
Billie and Cheyenne are back in the stalls at Psych Ward  :)

Mares just went out of the stalls.  I think the stalls are going to be mucked.  Mares may or may not be back in soon?
I'm checking in on these mares again today.  On cam 2,  I love it when Cheyenne puts her face right up by the cam!  :-*

Request for temporary watching at Psych Ward, posted 20 min. ago on Marestare site:

We have to run some errands. Please watch Billie and Cheyenne as they are both maidens with 15 days to go. Please call the second number listed on cams....336.756.1929

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward2

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on June 02, 2011, 06:13:17 PM
Tease is lying down....c'mon.....
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on June 02, 2011, 06:22:32 PM
OH! tease is lying FLAT now!! ...???? Birthing style.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 02, 2011, 08:06:59 PM
False alarm . . . she's up and EATING!!   ::)

I've come to the conclusion that Tease is NOT pregnant at all . . . she's just fat from eating all the time!!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on June 02, 2011, 09:32:20 PM
She just went down again!  And her ears keep wiggling back and forth as she looks at her...back there.  Oops.  It looks like she's just trying to sleep.  :P
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 03, 2011, 01:22:33 AM
I just found out that Lacey at Wild Acres delivered a little over an hour ago:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=wildacres

A colt who is literally running circle around her mom...wow!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 03, 2011, 04:32:59 AM
mornin' all!

Tease has been pawing the floor and doing a lot of yawning.

Now, this is the oddest position I've seen Tease in yet...wish we could see the whole corner...looks like she has a hoof resting up on the board.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 03, 2011, 04:49:44 AM
I'm still enjoying checking in with Psych Ward's cams:

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward2

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 03, 2011, 05:59:33 AM
One of my quilting friends worte this this morning...I love her comment on Tease!  :D   ;D  :D

Quote from: susiequilt
These are on my list. I can only do about 8 comfortably.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=glenhillthree
I love the stall and the clear picture

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=sandersmisfits
I like to check out the happening in the pen on the right

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=umass
These gals are supposed to get minimal assistance.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=flyingfarm
Rolls a lot! See the coat!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=celticmanor
This is Willow aka fan girl

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=cretahills
Cam not so good here

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted
Permanently pregnant

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=brookhavenminis
She has her colt but another mare is ready to take her place

there are plenty more to watch but they will have to wait their turn!
 :-D

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 03, 2011, 03:11:18 PM
Tease is back getting a good brushing from Kay!  :D

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 04, 2011, 02:56:43 AM
New little ones here overnight, I don't have any specifics yet (note: only four hooves on the floor at Baxter's  ;)):

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=butternut

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silvercreek
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 04, 2011, 06:52:23 AM
From Kay...

I made some new videos...but unfortunately they are a little blurry. Sorry! I thought it was just my eyes (because this is how I have been seeing for a week LOL) but it was something on the lense. Darn!

Anyway here are the mares out in the pasture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUwwnvB1Q3Y


Tease

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8virb7EDdKc

Wheres star?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhLn82MConQ

 

Visit our websites today! www.baxterspaintedpasture.com
www.americanshetlandpony.com

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Other comments by Kay...

[Tease] is behaving while she eats LOL. Tom and Sophie arent out there as they are in the stall since I am hoping to show them next month. They stay in during the day and go out at night.

That is Bailey standing next to Tease and that is how they normally look from the back lol

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...sun does a lot of damage to the manes and tails. Plus Tom sunburns really easy. Its odd that Tease doesnt. Usually white headed horses sunburn but she never has.

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Yes the herd is good at taking care of all the babies. The grey mare (promise) is the aunty babysitter once they are weaned from their mommas. She always takes them under her wing. Bailey takes in all babies and would like to steal others babies if she doesnt have her own. So funny how it all works

About an hour after I did the video Tease started kicking the crap out of Promise for no reason. [about 6 p.m. yesterday] I knew her good behavior wouldnt last

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lots of pacing and she lays down and jumps up. I keep hoping!

[that was about 10 p.m. Baxter time--Central that is---we all know the outcome of last night with Tease---NADA!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 04, 2011, 07:01:21 AM
From Kay a few minutes ago:

I am so excited as we finally have a full udder!! yeahhhh. I figured she made changes last night as I have never seen her pace as much as she did last night. Now I am praying it will be that full when she comes back to the stall tonight.

Its going to be horribly hot so she will probably be back in earlier than normal.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 04, 2011, 07:51:02 AM
Kay has posted this a bit ago on the quilting board forum I frequent. 

"Okay have to share this picture of Baxters Black Fashionista. This was Stars filly that I didnt want to sell but had to lol. I adore her owner! She just showed and got reserve jr champion mare. She is just stunning! Im so proud of her. This is Jacks full sister"

For the pic, scroll down the thread page here:

http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-24182-1955.htm#3401987
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 04, 2011, 09:24:45 AM
BTW, Marestare has a board called "2011 Nursery" under "Mare Stare Cams Foaling Alerts and Updates"*:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=90.0

You can find some continuing info about colts and fillys foaled this season.

Birth video replays get put up there sometimes, specifically under this subtopic thread:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=24015.0

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*"Mare Stare Cams Foaling Alerts and Updates" is here:
http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=6.0
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 02:17:53 AM
Only four hooves on the floor At Baxter's.

New little ones at

Celtic Manor:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=celticmanor
(colt about 10:30 CT last night)

AprilWoods HafPints Miniature Horses:

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=aprilwoods
Just before 3 a.m. CT

Owner posted on Marestare...

Robin delivered a colt (filly fairy must be afraid of the guineas )at 3:55am 6-5-11. He is dark with both front feet having white and both back legs having white, he also has a LITTLE tuft of white on his tail head. Robin is a little leary of our help, she has never foaled with help or inside for that matter. Baby is fiesty and has already given mom a couple of bucks when she was licking his bum. Robin has had some banamine to help with the after pains. Thank you to those who called, it is very appreciated. Marestare groupies are the best. Duane was sleeping in the cam room and was watching off/on. April is at a horse show and has been called. She is very disappointed that she was not here but assumed Robin would deliver while she was away. She will be home tomorrow in the late afternoon/early evening. Melanie
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 03:48:41 AM
I'm reposting this from my post of ten days ago, with some additional information and a few comments, for anyone who may be interested:

For anyone who wants to know about the Barn Alarm (TM) Monitor (or who may just be joining us on this thread):

It's a service for owners and watchers offered by Marestare.

It's here:

http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/#

When a mare looks like there is some action ready to happen, an owner will either signal a low alert (mare appears in labor---galloping sound) or high alert (it's happening---whinnying)---at least that's my take on it on when an owner choses to trigger an alarm.

When an alarm is active for any farm, it will appear in the lower right hand corner of the Barn Alarm page. You can minimize this page if you wish and it will still be active.

It says on that page:  "Click on the farm name [lower listing] to open the cam page. Click on the message [above] to clear it. If you want to get it back, refresh this page.

Clicking "Silence" will stop the current sound from playing. Clicking "Mute" will stop all sounds, even future alert sounds. Click "Unmute" to turn sounds back on"

I have learned that for me clicking on a farm name doesn't always open the particular farm cam for me as for some reason my 'puter is now treating it as a pop up.  I have Windows7 and have found that to get around this---or any pop up restriction I don't want on a web page---I just press Ctrl and hold it too as I click the farm name.  Then I can get the cam to come up.

Your speakers need to be on to hear it of course, at whatever volume level you wish.  If I'm in another room, I turn them up.  Overnight, I turn them completely down or off.  However, I leave the Barn Alarm window open (minimized for overnight) so that I can check in the morning for alerts or births overnight.  I have Tease up on the screen of course!   :D ::)  Gotta check her if I'm up in the middle of the night, also checking to make sure the cam is still 'rolling' for me and doesn't need a press on the F5 key to refresh her cam stream.

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Not all births will be caught by this system.  The main reason for the existence of MareStare is to provide extra eyes to watch the mares as unattended foalings could go wrong.  The owner receives extra pairs of eyes watching their animals while we can view this amazing journey to new life!  :)

Some of us do watch certain mares even though they are not on any alarm right now.  We watch Kay's current mare on cam who is "Just Teasing 'Ya" or Tease.  Allowing us the wonderful opportunity to view Kay and Rusty's farm cam foaling stall and a possible birth is why I began this thread.
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted (http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted)
 
(Over time we saw two other of their pregnant mares who have since foaled.)  As a Sjogren's person, a need distractions, things to  get me 'out of myself'...my pain and frequent isolation. And so many times I find this touches my heart!

A few weeks back, at varying intervals, I started to check in at a few of the MareStare site pages and learn of farms that may have mares on cams who could be near foaling.  In addition to KayKay's Tease, I look here to find comments about mares who may be getting close to foaling: http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=6.0
or the Marestare calendar of due dates:
http://sonny.marestare.com/calendar/month.php
Often I'll check in on a mare cam that I find has been mentioned on the quilting board thread :)
If you are of a mind to do a bit a searching yourself, you just may hit on some Marestare 'gold'  Mares are very unpredictable in their foaling, pregnant for 320 to 370 days on average, with the largest number of births falling near 340 days gestation.

Want to see what labor and birth look like if you haven't witnessed a foaling?  Want info from postings about these colts and fillys and moms since the blessed event? Check here:
http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=90.0

Happy MareStaring everyone!!!

P.S.  Note to all...please feel free to post here, discuss back and forth, laugh and share.  As the person who began this thread I can assure you that cross talk on this thread is fine by me!  :)  :D

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 02:43:31 PM
 

Note to all...please feel free to post here, discuss back and forth, laugh and share.  As the person who began this thread I can assure you that cross talk on this thread is more than OK by me!  Come on in, the posting water is fine...now, y'all know ya want to! :D  ;)  :D

And Tease (AKA "Ms. Wide Load"  :D) is back on cam.  Could tonight be the night dear Tease?  Kay says "Teases udder is huge and tight woohooo. I think I might wrap her tail"

   
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on June 05, 2011, 03:22:09 PM
Photo, I will be watching and Waiting.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 03:34:21 PM
My goodness Ms. Tease . . . . we all have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting on you to have that baby of yours already!!  I just hope you will be able to deliver with no problems as you are HUGE!! 

Olmphoto2 - is there just one birthing stall at Baxter's?  Tease has been occupying it for some time!!  Are there any other mama's-in-waiting at Baxter's?

June 5th sounds like a good date to have this baby Tease!!  hint, hint   ;)

Just please don't have it during our SJS World chat tonight - okay?!   :D  (that means between 9-10 p.m. Ohio time)

The cam has been fading in and out, I hope I don't miss anything when the action begins!

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 05, 2011, 04:10:34 PM
I can't believe we are still waiting on Tease!!!  Tonight is going to be the night......I can just feel it....I have really enjoyed watching Tease and many of the others.  I keep the Marestare Foal alert on when I am home.  I've been able to watch several foalings and check on several of my "favorite" mares, but Tease is my favorite!  Hope she foals tonight!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 04:18:30 PM
Nancy, Bucky, Kimbo, Always...so glad you came out to play!

Nancy, what is the saying?  "From your lips to God's ears!"

Bucky, yes, we are all hoping so hard for a good delivery for Tease, aren't we? ....she is certainly huge. 

There is just one stall Kay uses for foaling I believe. This year was complicated for the Baxters as at on point all but that one stall was flooded with the seemingly unending rains.  Feature had to be boarded elsewhere and just came home this weekend.  Tease is the last mama-in-waiting this year at Baxter's Painted Pasture.

June 5th WOULD be a great day to see a little colt or filly for Tease. Oh, no, though...right, not during our SJS World chat tonight!

Kimbo, watching and waiting are our exactly our key words, aren't they?

Always, I'm so glad you've enjoyed your experiences with marestaring.  Thank you for your kind words! This is all bew to me this year too.




Kay says this evening:

I sooooooooo hope its tonight! Im trying not to get too excited.

Im going to take a shower and then go out and try to wrap her tail just in case tonight is the night.

Ruby is home tonight and said she will record on the flip cam (like we did patches)

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okay rusty beat me to the shower. He had to stack hay and its horribly humid out.

I see lots of belly kicking already tonight.

Im praying so hard for an easy delivery for Tease


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Usually Feature and Black have very distinctive looking foals but I will probably have to do DNA tests on the foal and dam etc to be sure [who the Daddy is ] since the date was so far off. I have to submit a stallion report every year and ummm I am thinking they will not match.

And yes I think some of her weight is because we upped her feed too soon thinking she was due in april LOL.

If I am online you will see me typing and I usually post "on my way out"

Okay my turn for the shower!

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 04:54:23 PM
Kay out with tease!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 04:55:11 PM
Tail wrapping!!!...well, MAYBE!!! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:07:10 PM
Te-he...THAT went well...NOT!  Kay says "Tease is dripping colostrum! I do believe we will see a foal soon!!! Yeahhhhhh"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:12:25 PM
Kay says, "She could be in stage one now as she is covered in sweat but it is hot"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 05:18:09 PM
You can tell Tease is VERY uncomfortable - she's been all over that stall.  I saw Kay  wrapped a teeny tiny bit of her tail, but I don't see it now.

Come on Tease . . . you can do it, girl.  You'll feel so much better once you deliver.

It's hard to tell with the cam if Tease's belly is actually moving or it's the cam.

Thanks Kay for wiping off the cam.   :D

Tonight's the night . . . .  ;D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 05:19:42 PM
Tease just laid down . . . shoot, turn around Tease so we can see.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:20:44 PM
Kay says, "I think she is in stage one labor!"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:22:00 PM
I don't know what stage one is for horses but it sure sounds good!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 05, 2011, 05:24:15 PM
Tease is in labor!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:28:03 PM
YES!!  I could see something!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:28:38 PM
AAwwww...even kitty in on the act.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:32:00 PM
We get a good view!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:32:35 PM
Oops...try again Tease, bottom to us!   :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:33:58 PM
Making progress!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:37:55 PM
Good girl Tease!!!  Head coming!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:38:48 PM
Kay fell but I think she OK
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:40:14 PM
Birth!!!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:41:57 PM
Aawww...marking SO like mom!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:46:29 PM
FILLY!!!!!
2 fingers.  what does that mean?

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 05:47:04 PM
Woohoo . . . . CONGRATULATIONS Tease on the birth of your new baby!!   ;D  15 minutes - not bad at all.

(Thanks for getting 'er done before chat!   ;D)

I think we need some cake tonight to celebrate the long-awaited birth!!   :D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 05:47:34 PM
Oh, great job Tease and family.  Tease, keep loving on the little filly of yours!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 05, 2011, 05:55:42 PM
Great job Tease and Baxter family!  Had me worried for awhile there.  Hope Kaye is OK after that fall!  Little filly is so pretty.  We need to have a name for the filly.  If mom is Tease, how about Flirt?  she sure is cute and Tease is being such a good momma already! 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 06:02:01 PM
Baby hiccups!!!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 06:15:15 PM
From Tease:  "My baby, my way!!!"   :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 06:20:02 PM
Now we're getting our sea legs!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 05, 2011, 06:24:31 PM
Hmmm, if not Flirt, then how about Coy?  Trying to think of other similar names...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on June 05, 2011, 06:33:12 PM
Just got home from church and checked.
I was watching at around 6pm my time, before I went out my door. So sad I missed it. But so Glad all is well.
I am glad for all you who got to watch!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on June 05, 2011, 06:39:28 PM
I am reading back the post for a little recap.
Photo, there will be a video we can watch of the birth???

I am excited!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 06:43:36 PM
We have maybe a bit of a set back.  Kay just posted "Well we got her head finally out (it was turned back) but the filly is weak and a fainter and tease is not cooperating. Sally went to get colostrum and a sedative. We will probably have to turn the cam off while we get Tease calmed down"

Prayers and best wishes for Tease, little filly and their human family!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 07:12:15 PM
Cam back!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on June 05, 2011, 07:15:06 PM
What a beautiful little girl!  She sure looks like her mom.  Congratulations Tease! and Kay!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 07:23:27 PM
Awww, poor little filly.  She's beautiful . . I hope she pulls through.

I'm sure these first 24 hrs. are the most crucial.  Sending good wishes her way.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 07:27:44 PM
Kay said a few minutes ago...

we came in to give the pain meds time to work. got some colostrum in the baby. wow i was not expecting tease to be this bad. baby seems to be a bit of a dummy foal. I got her right to the nipple and she wouldnt nurse it.

gonna be a long night
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 07:34:02 PM
Cam down for me...oops up again.

Tease may still be in pain.  I hope she hasn't retained any placenta or be leaking blood internally...that can cause extreme agitation!  :(  Daer Tease!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 05, 2011, 07:41:15 PM
saying some prayers for Tease and her little Filly.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on June 05, 2011, 07:41:54 PM
Prayers to them from here as well.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 07:47:10 PM
Tease is so rough with the filly.  It looks like the little one is trying to nurse, but Tease will have no part of it.

A couple of times Tease almost rolled on the filly.

Will they have a 24 hr. watch tonight to make sure Tease doesn't hurt the filly?

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 05, 2011, 07:49:30 PM
I think she tried to kick her once too...She must still be in pain, poor girl.  She seems better with the filly when she is lying down.  Poor baby is hungry though.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 07:53:38 PM
Kay posted: "went and got a stronger sedative. cam will be off while we give it and try to hold her still for the filly"
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 07:54:56 PM
Is it possible that Tease is pregnant with twins and the other one just hasn't been born yet?  She's still licking her belly like she did before.

I'm glad to see the filly up and moving - she was laying down there for a while just after being born and wasn't moving much.

Tease is up and down an awful lot and moving around a lot.


Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 05, 2011, 08:00:00 PM
I want to watch awhile, but have to be up early tomorrow.  I hope Tease and filly are OK.  will check on them in the AM.  I see Kay is back in there with them now.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 08:01:07 PM
Twins are possible with mares but I guess they are exceedingly rare. As a human nurse (ob never being my speciality admittedly) I worried about part of the placenta being retained and internal bleeding.
Is it possible that Tease is pregnant with twins and the other one just hasn't been born yet?  She's still licking her belly like she did before.

I'm glad to see the filly up and moving - she was laying down there for a while just after being born and wasn't moving much.

Tease is up and down an awful lot and moving around a lot.



Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 08:06:19 PM
They just turned the cam off.   :(
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 08:06:49 PM
Rusty shut the cam off as planned for a bit.  filly did get some more...colostrum?
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on June 05, 2011, 08:09:16 PM
Buckey, I was wondering the same thing....might have another baby in that big ole belly
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 08:22:06 PM
Cam up
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 05, 2011, 08:27:55 PM
Little one is tuckered out  . . . laying down.  I hope Tease doesn't step on her!   :o

Tease is back to being Tease . . . meaning, EATING!!   :D

It might be a l-o-n-g night at Baxters Painted Pasture.  Good job Baxters - hope things for well overnight.



Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 08:36:34 PM
Kay writes:

Sally gave us colostrum that she froze from her mare that lost her foal. My heart is so touched. I would like to give her Tease's colostrum but for now that is not happening.

I am praying this stronger sedative kicks in and she decides to let the filly nurse.

She is the prettiest sweetest little filly. I am so in love. My heart breaks for Tease. I so hope she gets past this.

I do wonder if the hard birth has some to do with it. I have never seen a head stuck so badly.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 08:41:24 PM
hIGH ALERT HERE:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=umass
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 08:42:21 PM
iT'S HAPPENNING!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=umass
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 08:50:25 PM
bETTER VIEW, GOING GOOD!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 08:54:48 PM
Beautiful birth!!!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 09:19:24 PM
Rusty and Kay have cam off, not sure for how long.
It appears they will hold Tease to 'insist' that she nurses the foal a bit (something that usually a time or two of doing will accomplish the the good nursing pattern goal---I seen Kay write that before.)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 09:43:27 PM
cam up!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 09:51:26 PM
Oh, my, those legs are long at University!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 10:11:39 PM
Low alert here:

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=maddistwo
Maddis Friesian Ranch

Kay writes:

hi all

i was able to milk tease but we had to bottle feed the filly again. We are very close to getting Tease to let her nurse but the issue now is the foal is a bit if a dummy [NOTE from Mary Ann---this is a technical term that refers to foals that have problems with fainting for the first 5 to 8 hours after birth.  They can be groggy too, have problems nursing---and pass out if you rub their necks!]. I think it will take 8 hours for her to completely wake up and nurse. Just trying to keep enough colostrum in her until then.

We tied tease and she was going to let the filly nurse but she was sucking on everything but tease. typical dummy foal. We will be going out every 2 hours until she wakes up and hopefully starts nursing.

Tease was pretty good this time about being milked so hopefully she will contine

---

Russ and I have decided to just stay up all night. Ruby wants to help bless her heart but Tease hates her and Ruby doesnt have the experience.

I think if we keep milking tease and feeding the filly she will wake up at about 4 or 5 am and nurse. That has been my experience in the past

What a way to end foaling season.

Making more coffee
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 05, 2011, 10:21:32 PM
I'll continue to leave 'puter windows open for here and Tease's cam but I may need to lay down sooner rather tham later.  :D  I'll check in now and again very likely. Happy BD little Baxter filly...you're the one we've awaited for so long!  :) :-*
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 05:16:01 AM
Will catch everyone up in a few minutes...but you can see Rusty with Tease and filly, cam up now.

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted

Night was a bit rough.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 05:19:39 AM
No...sorry..that is Bailey with Tease's filly...more info to follow...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 05:30:10 AM
Here are the postings from Kay...

From Kay, all times at her barn (ET)

6.6.2011, 1:40 a.m.

Thank you guys so much for your support. We are going to head out and feed again. Have to get 60 ccs of colostrum in within 8 hours adn we are only at 40.


2:30

That was a disaster. Tease would not let us milk her this time. I am afraid we may have to separate them. Gave her another sedative but we cant keep doing that.


2:42

I really think it is mostly due to a very painful delivery. I know most mares that reject foals had a hard delivery. I dont know if you could tell watching the cam but that head was stuck so badly and in a very bad spot. We had to really manipulate and pull and Tease was in a lot of pain.

I suspect we will have a foal living in the house for a few days until she can go longer between feeding.

Poor tease is grinding her teeth and just very stressed.

3:47

Well this just isnt working. Tease is getting worse and I cant keep doping her up. Shes had 3 pain shots in 6 hours. Its getting too dangerous for all of us.

Poor tease is still grinding her teeth and just very stressed.

When russ wakes up we will have to fix something in the house so we can feed her round the clock.

Im sad but trying to remain optimistic that the filly will make it.

Yes my back is now offically killing me...


4:05

We tried twitching, holding a leg up, twitching and holding a leg up at the same time etc.

So odd as at 2 am we were able to milk her and almost got her to let the filly nurse. So I thought the next feeding would be easier. But it was much worse. That time we did all of the above and still couldnt milk her.

I am wondering if Bailey [Note from Mary Ann: ?neighbor's mare who recently lost a foal?] will take her. Not ideal but at least she would have a mare.

We could try star but not sure she would go for it

Patches probably would but the fillys too small to reach her

4:37

Yes she is a medicine hat just like her momma. They look like twins only the filly is black & white. So adorable I cant even tell you.

Kyle will be home around 630 am so maybe with another helper? Id like to try one more time.

Seems like the sedative works for about 30 mins and thats it. ughh

It was a mess trying to twitch and hold a leg!...

Rusty is hurting bad. Not good for his RA I am sure. Hes sleeping for awhile


6:05

I was watching them in my room on my phone so I could stretch my back out.

When Tease was laying down I thought that filly might just get some nursing in. Dang it.

...we have given Tease 3 sedatives and she still wont let the filly nurse. Initially we could milk tease but now cant even do that.

7:14

We are putting her with Bailey to see if they bond. Bailey loves foals and this will help comfort the filly. Sally said its just too dangerous to keep trying. So odd that Tease wants her baby but doesnt want her baby. Thats a new one on me.

If it looks like it will work we will give Bailey shots to bring her milk in. But even if it doesnt work she will stay with Bailey so she has a mare to show her how to be a horse.

My heart is broken for Tease. She just doesnt understand. We will continue bottle feeding and buy milk replacer and pray the filly makes it.

7:52

ugh cam keeps crashing

8:06

She hasnt totally bonded with her yet but was very interested in her. Im going to take a cat nap and stretch my back while russ feeds her and watches her

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 06:08:18 AM
Githa did have a little filly about 1 a.m. central time

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=maddistwo
Maddis Friesian Ranch

This is their website...

http://www.maddisfriesianranch.com/

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 06:40:00 AM
Unwrapping the tail at Maddis :)

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=maddistwo
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 06:44:43 AM
Rusty back in stall feed little one.  :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 07:45:53 AM
Kay wuth Bailey and filly,,, awww
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 07:48:59 AM
Our prayers continue....

Kay writes,,

hi all

I got a little nap and now russ is out buying foal formula powder.

Whether she makes it really depends if we got enough colostrum into her. I am praying so hard we did. We should know by tomarrow morning or today if I can get a test done. I am trying to find a vet to do a snap test but cant locate one. One is on vacation and mine has a broken foot that I didnt know about till I called her last night. I put yet another call into Sally and Dr muse. But they are on an ER call over an hour away.

Tease is not great but shes ok. Shes settling down some. I just think the traumatic birth made her reject the foal. Even though she didnt want us to touch her she didnt want to touch her either. This is semi common in maiden mares with hard births.

We will probably continue with a bottle today and then teach her to drink from a shallow dish. We have been trying to find a bucket to fit with a nipple but not having any luck.

Im so glad Bailey is being sweet to her. Sally was trying to see if she can bring me a shot to bring baileys milk in. We could milk patches but Dr muse feels her milk will not be high quality since Shammy is almost 3 months old.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support.

Im not going to kid you she may not make it but we are doing everything we can.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: kimbo on June 06, 2011, 08:09:20 AM
Such a sweet baby Baxter. So sorry for the difficulties at birth. Prayers for Tease and baby.
It would be such a sweet experience to sit down in that stall and love on that baby.
Respect for Kay and others working for the good of all. Prayers of strength for them!

I wonder if horses would respond to soothing music, to relax by?

Thanks Photo for sharing this experience with us.

Never knew a foal could have fainting problems. I have been watching and it is easy to see, she just spontaneously drops down. I thought she was just deciding to rest awhile.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 06, 2011, 09:40:58 AM
Awww - I hope and pray that the little one will make it.  She's got beautiful markings. 

I've seen Bailey go over and sniff the little one.  I hope Bailey will become a serogate (sp?) mamma to the little one, if Tease can't take care of her.

Thank you Baxters for doing all you can to help the little one and Tease.  You're good people! 

It's sad to see the little one laying there . . . you just want to scoop her up and hold her and rock her like you would a new baby.  Hang in there little one - we're all routing for you!

Olmphoto2 - thanks for keeping us updated.

Bucky

Bucky


Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 10:06:10 AM
Kay is there..
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 10:29:42 AM
Afew minutes ago from Kay...

She is eating really good so thats a good thing. I think I will let her go a bit longer between to encourage her to move around and play. Shes really perky when I am out there and then seems depressed when I leave.

That was Fran helping me as she had a foal they had to wean at 2 days old so shes really good at this.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 10:57:02 AM
Oh, ((((Kay))))  :'(

Posted a few minutes ago...

I am praying so hard and beyond upset. I just feel so bad for Tease and the filly and I pray I am making the right decisions.

We have recieved a not so nice voice mail, email and some questionable posts on forum

We may make the cam private only as I cannot take the stress of people questioning everything I am doing when they do not read the whole thread to see what we have already tried.

If we do I will give you all the password. [Note from Mary Ann...this refers to the quilting board.  I will ask for Kay's permission to pm password if it comes to this.  :'(]

Im a little thin skinned right now and trying to be patient with it all.

Its no one from here but its just too much when I am trying so hard to do right by this foal and tease. I would give anything if TEase would care for her
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on June 06, 2011, 11:04:30 AM
Poor Kay.  :'(

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 12:03:57 PM
Kay with baby...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 12:18:14 PM
Enema given!  (I think so anyway  :D)!   :o
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on June 06, 2011, 12:20:41 PM
Aw www!   ;D  So precious!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 06, 2011, 12:38:44 PM
Mary Ann - please convey our support to Kay and Russ as we KNOW they are doing all they can to save the filly and to help Tease.  How sad that people can be so cruel and heartless to harass them at this time.

I've been trying to find a name for "our" filly.  There is a site that has "painted horse" names.  I liked the name Carisa - which is Spanish and means, very dear.  That's our little filly . . . very dear.  Hang in there little Carisa.

Hugs to Baxters Painted Pasture - we appreciate all you are doing.  We know you have Tease and the filly's best interest in mind.

Hugs,
Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 01:04:50 PM
I posted this  a few minutes ago on my quilting board...

Oh, (((Kay and family)))  :cry:  We love you all so much.  Please remember that we don't need a cam running to continue to hold you all close in our hearts and with our prayers.

Quote from: kaykay
Thank you all so much. You all are going to make me cry again. we are taking the cam private and I will post when I figure out how they do it. Dr muse and sally are coming around 430 just to be sure there is no way to get Tease back with Annie. I feel we have to be sure we have done all we can.

Baxters Endless Anticipation aka Annie

I so adore her I cant even tell you. She has so much personality and is so persistent even under these conditions

 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 01:23:36 PM
I also posted for this for Kay on the QB thread:

Something we want you to know also Kay:...

There are loving, caring, supportive people who are friends and family of those of us who do post here. They have also been following this beautiful but for now poignantly sad journey.  I speak here for them now and ask you to please feel this great love  and respect pouring out to you all from both close and far away.  We continue to hold you close in our prayers.

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Kay has posted:

Tease is somewhat better. She is out on the pasture and that seems to have calmed her.

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Cam just went down, either cam issues, vet arrival or maybe the end of the streaming.... :'( :-*
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 01:30:53 PM
A Marestare moderator posted there on behalf of the Baxters:

"Just posting to let you all know that Tease's cam has gone private. Please do not contact the owner. She is seeking a second opinion and will bring up the cam as and when she can.

Thank you all very much for watching."
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 02:14:24 PM
I'm not sure how long it will be before I have an update to give.  Kay and Russ are likely spending some extended time with Sally and the vet.  Also, I will be back and forth from the computer.  If anyone hears updates before I do, certainly go ahead and post here.   :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 06, 2011, 06:21:29 PM
So sad that this is happening to Tease and her filly and the Baxters.  It must just be breaking their hearts.  I will keep all of them in my prayers.  Mary Ann thanks for keeping us all updated.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 06, 2011, 06:26:50 PM
I notice that Kay made a quick, short post about a half an hour ago (I myself will have to call it a night shortly but will leave my 'puter on, dear Sjogren friends...what a journey the past 24 hours has been, with tears of joy and sadness both---I'm so glad we journeyed together):

Kay says...

hi all

vet is running late and still hasnt made it. hoping hes on his way now


Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 07, 2011, 03:55:03 AM
Kay posted these 2 posts on Facebook:

" Tease and Annie are reuntied but shes still not quite nursing. Good news is her snap test came back great. Bad news is shes septic (infection) I cannot thank Dr Muse and Sally ever enough for what they did tonight. They went so far above and beyond what any vet would do and I am so thankful. Praying Annie will nurse soon and get thru this infection "

and then later

"All of your prayers are working as Annie can now latch on and nurse! Still have to tie Tease but we are making progress"

Still praying!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 05:48:10 AM
Thank you Nancy for posting a interim update!  We all much appreciated that.

I have a lengthy update to post here  (might have to do in in two parts.  Tease IS remaining back with little Annie and has allowed her to get some good, long drinks in independently!!! :D  The little girl does have an infection though...Kay is taking her temp right now for a follow up report to the vet.

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http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silvercreek Athena - tail is wrapped, udder full and dripping. according to report yesterday evening

Last night, 11 pm barn time....

Just came in and omg dr muse is the best vet ever. this man spent 4 hours trying to teach this filly how to nurse. tease is back with her and much better. just praying it lasts. shes heavily sedated.

good news: snap test shows she got full colostrum

Bad news: shees gone septic

Please pray with me that she can turn this corner. shes almost nursing but not quite. I have to withhold food for another 1.5 hrrs to make her really hungry.

Im a wreck


annie is septic meaning shes fighting an infection and running a fever. I didnt know in all my years that anytime a mare is overdue or has a dystocia you should immediately give antibiotics. had never heard that in all my years


I keep telling myself we have been very blessed with a lot of great foaling years with no major issues so it was bound to happen. Annie is such a fighter. Dr said he was cautiously optimistic especially if we can get her nursing

................

[nursing issues, Kay was advised not to intervene at this time..."sally text3ed and said not to go out yet. this is killing me. we had tease all settled so she would let the baby try to nruse and now shes turning again."]

..............

About 12:15 am barn time

She nursed she nursed she nursed. did i say she nurssed? omg i am so happy. I had to tie tease but she finally let her and she got a really good drink. i am praying this happens again without me helping

what would i do without you all? I dont know how I can ever repay you guys for your love and support. Its so nice to have someone to talk to at 1230 am!

hopefully she will nurse on her own now, beat this infection and go onto being a spoiled filly
[nursing occurring again 15 mins later! "nursed again but i had to tie tease again. i sure hope that stops."]

[in response to Qs:  "Tease is 36" and I suspect Annie is about 22" and about 20 lbs. The vet was so amazed by her. Its his first mini to treat. He normally works horse race farm barns and hunter jumpr horses. They had their picture taken with Annie. In all my years he is the most amazing vet I have ever had. I always talk to him down at sallys but had never used him till now", "Im really not sure? They seem much more bonded than before but when Annie tries to nurse tease turns. When I tie her she immediately relaxes and doesnt fight it at all. Its so strange.", "marestare asked me not to post the new cam addy on any forums as it makes it too easy for everyone to get it. someone on marestare was apparently pissed when we made the cam private.

I am hoping pms will get around  :) I just dont have time to pm eveyrone as I am trying to watch the cam i'm so sorry."]

1 am

its so strange because when I tie her she totally relaxes and is even affectionate. As soon as I untie her shes grumpy again. strangest thing I have ever seen. Annie almost got to nurse a few mins ago. I am going to give them more time before i help again

I keep hoping they will nurse wihtout me and then I can sleep a couple hours

i keep trying to just hold her halter to let the filly nurse (instead of tying) but she wont do that. So strange
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 05:48:55 AM
Second half of post...

2 am

we are getting pretty close! I even let go of her and she continued to let annie nurse. I am going to lay down for 2 hrs as my eyes are killing me. I forgot to do my eye drops in all teh chaos.

shes drank enough in the last 3 hrs that she should be good for 2-3 and maybe tease will let her nurse without me

[nearly 4 am...Tease observed allowing some unassisted nursing...]

oh thank goodness. Each time should get easier. dang that 2 hrs of sleep felt good I have to say. thank you guys so much for watching and posting

4;15 [responding to an offer to watch..."i could just kiss you. if you are sure you dont mind I am going to take you up on it. My whole body hurts. I will take my cell to bed with me XXXXXXXXX

If you get worried just call and wake me up. If I could get just a couple more I might feel human."]

[about quarter to 7...long drinking session observed!  :)]


7 am

Thank you for watching! I should have said soemthing about her fainting but I forgot as she hasnt done it in awhile. Its scary when you first see it. They just go limp and then down.

Im so just happy that they worked it out. I think the more she nurses the better they will get at it.

I have to take her temp and now I cant find my thermometer ughh

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Life is so good right now!! I have to find this dang thermometer lol. Gai the kids used to say "thats not the one you used on the horses or dogs is it?" Every time I would take their temp. But honestly I also have thrown some out when I wasnt sure LOL.

If you see how Annie is laying now all stretched out doc said that is how you want to see them. When they curl up in a ball he says its because they are sick and not feeling good. I never in all my years knew that.

oh poor bailey! She got so upset when the vet kicked her out of Annies stall. She kept coming to the outside door crying for Annie. I felt so bad. The vet said Bailey is worth her weight in gold and I so feel the same way.

We had not given Bailey the shot yet. We didnt want to put her through that if she wouldnt let Annie nurse. She would have though. I would put Annie right at her udder and Bailey would stand there patiently. I am so glad now we didnt give the shot yet.

And actually they gave that same shot (oxytocin) to Tease. It was a shot in the dark as Sally had read that it can make mares more maternal by releasing more hormones. I do think it helped.

about quarter to 8...

Tease is really over doing the butt licking. But hey at least shes letting her nurse. Found the thermometer! As soon as Ruby gets up to help I will go take it. I will have to tie Tease to do it I am sure. Please please let it be normal!

[more independent nursing :D]

kays say [regarding mare licking foals bottom while filly nurse]...is too stimulate them to nurse and poop. She is over doing it but I will take it.

[Regarding b & w pic]...I will take color photos this morning after I take her temp. She is such a beautiful little filly and looks much better in color! I wont be able to get a really good one until she can go outside (stall pics are never very good due to lighting) but I will try!

Doc doesnt want her going outside until we are sure the infection is under control.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 05:50:43 AM
How's this for a lovely sight!!! :D

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/7/1307447917510-annie_is_nursing2__7jun11.bmp)
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 06:03:00 AM
Kay writes about babe getting a shot a few minutes ago and temp taken...

Shoot it froze up. Probably good that you didnt see us give her a shot as she fainted again. Shes a little stressed from the shot etc but I think she will bounce right back.

NO FEVER
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 06:18:42 AM
Another update from Kay...
I have never in all my years seen a vet this dedicated that loved horses as much as I do. I almost cry thinking about it. I was so impressed. Sally said "now you know why I work for him!"

What a great day this is shaping up to be.

I do wish she would stop curling up but I suspect the stress of the shot, temp taking etc stressed her...[now she's laying out]
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 07:17:52 AM
Barn time 9:38 am...

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/7/1307454098066-snuggling.png)

Awwww..ain't that snuggle pic so great!  :D

Here's Kays post on Marestare from about 6:30 am...

Quote
Hi All

I have such good news. Annie and Tease are back together and Annie is finally nursing and Tease is finally letting her. I cannot say enough good about my NEW vet. he spent 4 hours here trying to teach both annie and tease how to nurse and would not give up. At one point I was bawling like a baby and he told me he would not give up. I have never seen a vet go so over and beyond. He finally left at 11 pm.  By midnight Annie finally nursed but I had to tie Tease. By 2 am I didnt have to tie Tease I could just hold her. By 3 am they were doing it alone.

Good news is snap test was perfect

Bad news is she is running a fever and septic. He thinks she was born septic and this could be the root of everything that happened but we will never really know. Because her IGG is so good and we got her on antibiotics so fast he thinks we will have a good outcome.

After I take her temp and give her shots I will put the cam back live

Thank you all so much for your prayers

{Note from Mary Ann---no pulbic cam as yet, I just checked}
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Post by: Bucky on June 07, 2011, 07:58:36 AM
Mary Ann - thanks for all the updates.  I pray everything continues to improve hour by hour, day by day. 

Watching all the action as a spectator from 500 miles away, you feel so helpless that you can't just jump in and help.

I'm sure Kay is so sleep deprived trying to keep up.  Especially, since she's been sick recently.  That lady needs a vacation!!   ;D

It's awesome how much time the vet spent trying to "teach" Tease and Annie how to nurse.  This man truly loves his job and is an asset to both humans and the animal world.  Hugs to you Mr. Vet!!   :D

Wishing sunshine and happy frolics out in the pasture for Tease and Annie and a much needed rest in assisting births for the wonderful folks at Baxters Painted Pasture.

Hugs to you all,
Bucky

 
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 08:10:23 AM
Kay posted on Marestare about 15 minutes ago...

This is such an awesome day! Her fever is gone! I have to be cautious though as the vet said to take it again later to be sure it doesnt spike in the afternoon.

I have asked Heather to put the cam back so when she has time you should all be able to see them again. They were sleeping together with Tease resting her head on Annie and I was in tears again.

Please be warned she is a fainting foal! Do not be alarmed if you see her faint. But if she faints and doesnt wake up quickly and I am not in there a post would be nice.

We have to give shots and take temps thru out the day so you will see her faint if you see us doing a shot. I hate giving foals shots!! But I know it has to be done. Shes just so tiny its hard to find that good spot.

[Note from Mary Ann...Marestare hasn't completed getting the public cam up yet I see...or don't see  :D]
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Post by: Carebear on June 07, 2011, 08:16:09 AM
 ;D  What a relief that things are looking up for everyone at Baxters Painted Pasture.
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Post by: kimbo on June 07, 2011, 08:21:21 AM
Photo,

Thank you so much for the updates.

I am so happy to see Tease and Annie bonding successfully. Such a journey for their care givers.

I hope Kay is getting sleep.

Still watching and praying,
kimbo
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 09:25:43 AM
Public cam is back up here at the old addie:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted

Kay writes...

I wish annie would run around the stall and play. Thats the only thing I am not seeing that I would like to.

Vet just called and said if the fever stays gone all day she can go outside tomorrow. Tease will be so happy. When foals are stalled too long they nurse too much out of boredom and the poor mares go crazy.

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I think due to stall boredom annie is nursing too much so Tease is keeping her in check. This is what I hate about keeping them stalled so long but the vet doesnt want her out until she goes 24 hrs with no fever. She straining to poop again but I didnt see anything come out?? I used 3 enemas on her so I have to run and get more. I was hoping Russ could bring them home as my eye is really bad and Im not sure i can drive.

The foal gets bored and just nurses constantly. She really doesnt need to nurse every few mins.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 09:56:31 AM
Here's an article on horse markings in Wiki...I googled to find out what a 'medicine hat' was and it is mentioned here. I haven't begun to read the whole article yet...but I think this city girl will enjoy it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_markings
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 10:06:24 AM
I missed Annie galloping!  :D  Glad to hear it!

Here's a Wiki link for equine coat color:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_coat_color
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 11:44:05 AM
Kay writes...

Thanks so much! [on recieiving info on home made horsey enema solutions  :D] Abby is at the store so as soon as she gets back shes going to help me. I am going to run out and let them play in the middle of the barn while I clean their stall. That baby is making her nuts. She maybe nursing too much because shes constipated again. Letting her in the middle should distract her until abby gets here
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 11:48:49 AM
Ha-ha! Did you catch the backside view rt. b4 they left? No more "Ms. Wide Load"...girlish figure is on the way back!  :D
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 11:53:53 AM
Enema time!
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 11:57:59 AM
Annie didn't faint, did she!!!  :) Yeah!!!

Boy,  Tease wasn't liking her little one 'messed ' with!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 12:14:49 PM
High alarm for puppies:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=ducktales
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 12:53:44 PM
AW...a boy and a girl...black labs

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Kay says...

She wanted to give me a parting gift LOL. [a kick!] Not nice! Once Annie is weaned tease is going to redo her manner lessons. She has never been so bad as the last month!

Gave her the enema and nothing came out but water. Sally called and said not to be alarmed yet and keep watching. Its just so hard to see her poop on cam.

She seemed to like being in the middle and out until Abby came and then she ran back into the stall. I was going to let them stay out longer but she wouldnt come back out after that
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 12:58:42 PM
Foaling!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=flyingfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 01:06:08 PM
Colt!
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 03:40:29 PM
Just posted...

HI all thanks so much for watching her. I had to cook dinner since I havent cooked in a week.

Still no fever!! That was me taking her temp but I am sure it looked like an enema. The stupid thing took 3 times to work. Gave her her second shot so that little filly that loved me so much now hates me. Darn it. By the time we get done with shots she will probably never let me near her lol.

Im so happy to hear she was running and playing! Its really starting to hit me that I havent slept much in the last few days. I have to stay awake till 9 so I can give her last shot.

I still have not seen poop but I think she must be and we just cant see it on cam?
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 07, 2011, 04:02:27 PM
Kay writes...

we are watching so close. I sat out there by the stall door for quite some time and still didnt see her go. I talked to Sally and she said they normally stop nursing if they have a blockage but to be sure and watch.

Shes still nursing really good.

But if anyone sees her kick her belly or roll pls tell me. I am so dreading the 9 pm shot
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 07, 2011, 07:14:44 PM
Annie is so cute!  She was just galloping circles around Tease....and Tease just kept right on EATING!!  LOL our old Tease is back.  Watching the 2 of them just makes me smile all over!

Mary Ann, thanks for the link about the markings and coloring.  I wondered what "medicine hat" was also, going to have to go and read.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 03:01:42 AM
Posts from last night:

7 pm

Its very hard to find baby poop in a stall. It always falls thru the straw because its so small

I hate to do 2 hrs and get up again so I am just going to wait or maybe give her last shot a wee bit early. Im fading fast

8:15

Well at least that is over. We were giving her shot a little early as I dont think either of us will make it awake much longer.

Poor Rustys RA is flaring terrible and I know its from that night of wresting with Tease. I feel so bad for him. We are going to call his Dr in the morning. He was doing so good until the night of Tease terror. I hate having him help me with shots but Kyle and Ruby are both at work.

Im happy she didnt faint!

And I got to watch her poop. Like I thought it is so light colored unless you are standing there you wont see it. First pass was good second was a little watery. But since I gave her an enema earlier its to be expected.

What I dont like is her respirations are still high and its not hot here tonight. But that was they only issue I see right now. I know Doc said as the infection goes the respirations will come back down.

Minis are measured to the last hair of the mane which is kinda silly but that is how its done LOL
{Mom and babe are  36 and 20 inches respectively]

I would so appreciate some watchers! I just think Russ and I need one good nights sleep. My girlfriend said she would watch her at 4 am to 8 am ohio time.

Please please do not hesitate to call if you see something off! I would rather get up again if something is wrong with Annie. I suspect it will be a quiet night.

We have the pen already for them to go out in the morning.

Im going to record it on the flip cam I took pics earlier but they are so dark you cant see her. I hate that! I figured it would be fun to do a video of her first time out in the big world. Hoping it doesnt rain.

I am going to put the horses out on pasture so they dont bother them their first trip out. Going to ease Tease into the herd slowly.

I dont know what I would do without you all. From the bottom of my heart I thank you! I am so going to bed LOL

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[Note from Mary Ann:  Unfortunately, the cam has been down for many hours now, online cam streaming problem can't be fixed as yet. :( Kay and Rusty aware...]






Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 03:42:59 AM
CAM UP!!!!!   :D :D :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 03:48:46 AM
From Kay....

I am so sorry the cam went down! Hubby didnt know how to get it back up and wouldnt wake me up. Annie and Tease are fine and cam is going.

That was my first sleep since Annie was born but I told him I would rather get up and restart the cam. He even made me hand over my cell phone before I went to bed LOL
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 04:29:02 AM
This is so cute...moma tring to get some REM sleep in and babe taking some suckling time anyway. Aww...now some cuddling.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 04:36:04 AM
(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/8/1307532803443-snuggling_3.png)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 05:03:11 AM
 :D Plenty of scampering fun for a bit, then pawing by the door, Annie peeking out through the crack to a world she's never seen!   Aawwwwwwwwwwwww! :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 05:21:04 AM
Kay writes...

Shes going to be so happy to go out today! Im going to let them out after the 9 oclock shot. Will have flip cam with me!

LOL she is being such a pain in the rear to poor Tease

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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 05:34:03 AM
Show time!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 05:40:57 AM
Aaaaaaawww... that was so cute....here is the wide world kid...momie, I'm not sure...OK kid, I'lll walk you around again and go for it!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 06:24:13 AM
From Kay...24 seconds of pure first-look-at-my-world-with my-mommie joy!  :D :D :D

Hot off the press! Excuse the mud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1bF9DcavDI
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 06:26:59 AM
And...

This one I was trying to get them to go the other way so I could get the other side of Annie but it didnt work well. She has black around this eye and its so cute. Looks like makeup. I will try to get still pics later

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObAW9j1Hs4Q
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 06:32:12 AM
[Note: stall cam is on and Tease and Annie are frequently wandering in and out]

Lastly...

I feel sure now this is Blacks foal. His are always tiny and Feature not so much lol.

Last video! I was trying to zoom in on this side

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFygcVHGozI
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 06:59:04 AM
From Kay...

She is just tuckered out!! So good for them as now she wont drive Tease crazy nursing every few mins

Im so happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 07:24:59 AM
Kay says...

Tease is a bay tovero and Annie is a black tovero. Their markings are almost identical. The medicine hat makes them overo and then they have the Tobiano markings on the body. I suspect they are both homozygous for Tobiano but have never tested Tease. That would mean they will produce pinto babies even when bred to solid colored stallions.

Thats todays equine color lesson lol. I am fascinated by equine color so have studied it for years.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 07:27:20 AM
And a little more info from Kay...

Black is a minimal Tobiano. We color tested him as people didnt believe me LOL. He has no body white but 4 white legs and a split tail. He has never had a solid foal but has had minimal pintos like himself. Jack would be one and so is Shammy (Feature is Shammys sire and although she kind looks solid she isnt) They "look" solid but are genetically pinto.

A true solid horse cannot produce a pinto unless bred to a pinto.

Hope that makes sense
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 09:31:33 AM
Update from Kay...
I think poor Annie was getting too hot and tired. I put a second fan in there so I hope that helps. Its going to be very hot for the next few days so we may have to leave the stall open at night and closed during the day.

Even though I slept last night I swear I feel more tired. Its so strange. I may take a nap. I need to work but I am just too tired still

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And from a fellow quilter on QB...thank you!!! :)

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/8/1307550291795-1st_day_out.jpg)

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/8/1307550291806-1st_day_out_2.jpg)

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/8/1307550291811-1st_day_out_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 08, 2011, 05:42:51 PM
 :'( Unfortunately, Annie's fever has gone back up, quite high.  She been given meds and willl have her temp re taken around 9 ET and be given a shot then too.  Please pray for all.  Just trying to separate Tease and Annie to accomplish this is likely to be very stressful.  I will have to be offline shortly.  Please go ahead and post here, anyone who may find updates. :'(
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 03:56:59 AM
On cam, Annie is looking 'happy and healthy' to appearances...

I will try to catch up on any pertinent posts soon and let you know.

FYI...my computer was making some very strange noises at me yesterday evening.  If I suddenly stop posting, please, any who may have access to more recent info please go ahead and post. Kay does the most detailed posting  on the Quilting Board forum whose main home page is here:  
http://www.quiltingboard.com/ (http://www.quiltingboard.com/) 
Look for Personal Diaries and Announcements for Kay's Thread.  I'm thinking/hoping it is public. You might have to click "All Sections" to bring that up.  The Baxters are on FaceBook for their farm too I found out a few days ago.  It would be a matter of making a friend request rather than just clicking a 'like' button---but Kay has been adding many people recently, so feel free to go ahead and make a request if you are on FB:  
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/kay.baxter (http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/kay.baxter) 
Their Marestare thread is here for now, though this might not be the most recent page:
 http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=24841.0 (http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=24841.0) 
Also, please be aware that I am in some kind of flare now it appears AND our daughter and SIL will be coming into town this weekend.  Please pray for us all:  Sarah is an RN---a nurse as I am :)---who does hospice work.  Now we need to have the important discussion with my SisIL and very confused and ill MIL on whether it is time to begin these services for my MIL.)

I see that Brookhaven Minis had a foaling overnight, I don't have details yet.  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 04:18:18 AM
Kay wrote at 6:55 barn time (ET):

gm ladies

She looks pretty good! Im so hoping at shot time that all is normal. Shes going to get another dose of fever med even if the temp is good just to ward it off.

I am going to take them out and hand walk them before Russ goes to work today.

Okay I have to go read backwards now lol  [Note from Mary Ann...this means to catch up on all the 'nursing notes' Annie's QB aunties made overnight  :D---I'll still try to make one or two summary posts from last evening's goings on for y'all here :)]
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 05:36:58 AM
When I mentioned that I was going to be reading through the evening and night posts, Kay very kindly wrote:

Mary Ann Annie had a very uneventful night thank goodness

And then...

The vet feels Tease is fine all her vitals have been good. And shes milking like a cow so thats good too.

I just didnt know how common it was to have a septic foal go up and down. Sally said they are always like a roller coaster.

I dont think the heat helped a thing

I can tell shes gained weight as shes getting heavier everytime I pick her up lol

thanks a lot Sharon we need more rain like I need another hold in my head LOL

I am going to hand walk them hopefully after her shot


Also:

I just looked and they are calling for severe thunderstorms off [NB: Thornville OH for those who might wish to check Baxter's local weather] and on the next 3 days. someone just shoot me now.

Tonights are supposed to be especially bad with high winds and hail. Hope the cam holds in!

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 06:43:26 AM
Kay writes:

Temp is 101.2 which is great!

She seems more pouty than normal with the shots today so I am watching closely. I could not get the last one in ugh. We are going to let her rest and give it at noon. The dang syringe broke on me. So hard to get that much penicillin thru such a small needle.

Stools are much better

Oh forgot to say Sally said no hand walk this morning as it is much hotter right now then what was predicted. Humidity is horrible.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 09:43:20 AM
Kay says...

Annie Update for the Aunties: Fever is gone again but I am not happy with how shes acting the last few hours. Seems a little stiff and not playing. Not sure if shes sore from all the shots or ?

and...

I am worried about (joint ill) Nothing looks swollen but shes definitely stiff in the back. I will chat it over with sally and the doc when they call
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 10:41:40 AM
Renewing prayers...posted a few minutes agp:

Sallys farm helper is going to come help me take her temp. I suspect from how shes acting that the fever is back. Dr masterson (dr mueses boss) is coming later to look her over.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on June 09, 2011, 11:16:54 AM
Baby is lying down. I hope she will be okay. Prayers!

XOXOXOXOXOXXO
CAT
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Post by: Bucky on June 09, 2011, 12:00:43 PM
Just a thought:  I wonder if the fan(s) blowing on Annie are bothering her?  Tease's mane is sure blowing from the fan - can imagine what it's like on Annie.  Just like a little newborn human baby, we wouldn't have a fan blowing directly on them when they're that little.  (I know it's hot and they are just trying to cool the girls off.)

I just love little Annie's tail swishing back and forth . . . so cute!   ;D  Hang in there little girl - hope your fever goes away and you start to feel better.

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 12:31:48 PM
Kay reports

Fever is 103 now

It was a little over 105 last night. Bad bad. Fever isnt such a big deal in a mature horse but a really big deal in a foal that is just a couple days old. 105 can put them in seizures.

I gave more meds. I suspect dr [NB---dr. puported to be the best foal care specialist in the area] will be awhile with all the other calls they had... I told Sally to bring her out as Annie deserves the chance.

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Kay also mentioned earlier today:

When she lays all stretched out it means shes feeling good. When shes all curled up (legs pulled to belly) shes not feeling good so she goes into foal fetal position."  [Kay was responding to her good QB aunties nursing notes fron over night.]
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 12:36:17 PM
Also...

Yesterday they said no...[to special cooling measure such as a water or alcohol bath]...as they were worried about shock if we cool her down too fast. In a mature horse I would for sure do that but she is just too young and new for those measures.

We will probably see her perk up for a bit once the meds kick in but then as we know have seen it shoots back up.

The issues is it is a persistent high fever
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 02:20:34 PM
I'm afraid our news from Kay is very bad at this time...making this post here through my tears...

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This is the hardest post I have ever made here, but I have to let you all know. Dr...called and had a heart to heart with me. She said Sally could not bear to tell me that Annies chances of making it are very slim.

She has been on some of the strongest drugs known to fight sepsis and the fact that she is not responding does not bode well.

She said there was no sense in coming here as there is nothing else that can be done at the farm (except what we are currently doing)

She said we can certainly keep trying but she felt she had to be honest with me.

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I so appreciate her honestly but it came as a terrible blow because I did not know her chances were so slim.

We will continue treating her until Annie either gets better or gives up.

Im so scared because it looks to me like she is not bouncing back anymore like she did yesterday.

I am still praying for a miracle but I had to let you all know how serious it is.

I hope you all understand.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 09, 2011, 02:39:07 PM
Noooooooooooooooo . . . I wish the vet would still come. 

I wished I lived closer - I would go in there and sit with little Annie.  (not that it would help, but it would feel like I am doing something besides watching her from 500 miles away.)

Annie is still nursing.  I will continue to pray for our little girl - that she will defy the odds and pull through this.

Come on Annie . . you had a rough start in life, but we're not giving up on you!!

I'm sure all the rain and then heat wave that has been in the area hasn't helped matters either. 

Praying for a miracle for our Annie . . . .

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 04:30:43 PM
More difficult news...

Fever is already spiking again and shes limping. hock is swollen. im so sorry
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 09, 2011, 06:06:42 PM
This is just so sad.......She is a little fighter, she might still turn the corner and pull through.  She did get all the antibodies from the colostrum and the vet said her blood levels were good.  So maybe her little immune system will kick in and start fighting this infection...Still praying hard for her.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 09, 2011, 07:05:58 PM
I checked back in and see that Kay posted:

I think Annie is trying to rally. Dr Meuse is stepping back in and says he has a new plan. He is going to call when he finishes calls. I am on pins and needles.

I was just getting ready to go out and syringe her but held off when i saw her playing. What a joy she is.

Trying to keep you all updated but have been on the hphoe

========

I see that Annie is scrampering around!  Prayers for you little Annie Joy and for all your family!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on June 09, 2011, 09:19:23 PM
This is so very sad. :'(  I feel so awful for everyone at Baxters Painted Pasture...for Kay...for Tease...for Annie.

Annie is up and about right now, but her hind leg looks stiff. Isn't it amazing how attached we have all become of these beautiful creatures?  Prayers for everyone.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 02:12:05 AM
News overnight is that little Annie Joy was been hanging in there...

I wrote this morning on QB...

Morning all.  Tease and Annie Joy were resting when I pulled t6he cam up about an hour ago.  I see nursing then exploring now :)

So very glad you got some good news Kay.  We know she isn't out of the woods by any matter of means so our prayers for all are continuing strong...

Kay had written...

On Marestare, ten pm barn time (ET)

Thank you all so much. Fever is gone again. You can always tell because that is when she gets up playing again. But you can see her limping and the swollen hock.

We are trying to come up with a new plan with Dr muese to treat her at his place to flush the hock.

I'm praying she will hold in there till sat and not get worse

He really wants to wait till shes had 5 full days of antibiotics before he cuts the leg open to drain it

She is such a fighter


And on QB..

Fever is gone again

dr called he just got off work and then i had to run to sallys and get more meds.

His plan is to leave her meds alone till sat and then switch them.

If she improves or at least does not get worse by sat he will operate on her leg at his place. Its not ideal but it gives her a chance.

He is very smitten with her and said if she is willing to fight so is he...he is willing to try.

God bless him.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 05:21:04 AM
Over the past few hours, Annie has even seemed frisky at times, doing some good scrimpering about.

I wrote on QB...

Kay, someone was asking (was that you ____?) about the surgery your vet may do. Is he hoping that it will be draining a fluid absess, something that is encapsulated (enclosed in a capsule or sheath of tissue)? Or does he believe it has settled into tissues or bone where debridement would be necessary, that is, cutting out the infected tissue? Maybe these are questions that don't have any answers right now or ones you prefer not to go into. Please excuse me if these are inappropriate questions.

Kay wrote this in response...

Gm ladies

The dr will cut that joint open and drain all of the infection. Im a little nervous about bringing her home after as this is not a sterile environment for an open wound but I have to try. Especially with the constant barn flooding the stall shes in is really the only decent stall we have. I dont have all the details yet becaue he and sally were so tired and didnt get off horse calls till 11 pm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 07:02:16 AM
Kay writes! Many prayers for you all! :)

Annie is leaving soon for OSU.

Problem now is we have to hurry and get here there before russ has to go to work and we have that storm hitting right now. Ughh such bad timing.

OSU said because she is now limping hours count and they have to get their hands on her asap.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 07:41:04 AM
I think this is where Annie Joy and Tease will be:

http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/galbreath-equine-center (http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/galbreath-equine-center)

Galbreath Equine Center

"Considered one of the finest equine hospitals in the world, Ohio State?s Galbreath Equine Center offers state-of-the-art, comprehensive diagnosis and care of all horse breeds and disciplines. We offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for the most minor to the most severe injuries and ailments, while concurrently conducting research that advances the equine breeds and their human partnerships."

(http://vet.osu.edu/sites/default/files/sharedimages/VMC/gec.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 10, 2011, 08:29:11 AM
Mary Ann - thanks for keeping us updated.

Best wishes to Miss Annie and the team at OSU that they will get this infection under control and Miss Annie will recover and return to the farm and enjoy many, many years of running and playing in the pasture.

From reading some other posts - Tease went along too so she could nurse Annie, and both of them would be under less stress from being separated, right?

Give our best wishes to Kay and Russ.

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 09:11:35 AM
Yes, Bucky, Tease DID go with Annie Joy, I'm sure for the reasons you mentioned!  :D

There were bad storms in the area---hope their travel is going or went OK...
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 09:49:37 AM
Arrival!  :D Mobile pic now on FB!

Trying to post it here now...

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254490_1869559611280_1009788708_31709418_5835710_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 10:09:23 AM
I love it that Tease is calmly giving her two cents worth!  :D Whew, it was a long time coming for Tease to recognize that all the stuff done to her babe was to help!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 10:42:28 AM
New pic!  :D

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/248498_1869652533603_1009788708_31709542_4492629_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 10, 2011, 11:49:36 AM
I'm glad they are at OSU getting more help for Annie.  It is probably her best chance.  Sending more prayers her way.

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 01:09:54 PM
Kay has just filled us in on QB!

I dont even know where to start but exhausted so forgive me if there are not a lot of details

We were 5 miles from OSU in downtown columbus when the trailer came off the truck. I have never in my life seen anything like it. At one point the trailer was airborne and I thought it was going to flip. Thanks to hubbys cool head we got off the hwy, called osu, called police. Osu met us roadside and assesed annie and tease and led us to the hosptial very slowly. Apparently we did not have the right size ball on the trailer.

This is why there was a huge rush when we got there to get annie taken care of and sedate tease.

All of us are okay and thats the most important thing

OH and all of this during a thunderstorm

After getting annie assessed and started on treatments they were cautiously optimistic.

The head vet will call me later tonight and update me on all the blood results etc

I love you all so much and your messages and calls and prayers mean so much to russ and i. I am going to update facebook and then maybe have a mini nervous breakdown (just kidding but I may go to bed)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 04:03:18 PM
From Kay :D

I tossed and turned and tossed and turned and then gave up. LOL.

Good news is I just got a call from Annies vet. Her IGG was only 319 which is deathly low. She got an immediate plasma transfer. This is probably why she was slowly going downhill. They will give it to her every day until Sunday. She said with just the initial dose she made a huge rebound. She is playing and running and everyone at OSU is in love. No fever and she is hardly limping at all.

Im sooooooooo happy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 10, 2011, 04:24:05 PM
Yay for Annie!!   ;D

Wow, how scary that the trailer came off the hitch!   :o  I'm glad things turned out the way they did . . . it could have been a real disaster, especially in a storm!  Good job Russ on keeping your cool and safely getting the truck and trailer off the hwy.

I know how Kay feels when you are dog tired and all you can do is toss and turn, toss and turn.  Hard to turn the brain off from all the recent activity so she can rest.  It will come!

Our little Annie has such spunk . . . once she gets the meds she needs, I feel she will be on the road to recovery.  Hang in there little girl . . . we're all routin' for ya!!  Miss Annie has got Aunties and Uncles by the truck-load!!  Anyone who meets her, falls in love with her (even if it through cyberspace)!   ;D

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on June 10, 2011, 04:31:24 PM
Wow, what an adventure this has been!  I'm so glad to hear that Annie is improving.  ;D

Keeping my fingers crossed for the gang in Ohio. ;)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 10, 2011, 06:17:27 PM
Annie is such a little fighter.  I just love her spirit.  Glad to hear she is doing better and responding to treatment.  This has been quite to adventure, going from just watching out of curiosity and love for horses, to becoming so attatched to this mare and foal.  They are like a part of my family now!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 06:36:26 PM
I forgot to mention that two low alerts are on:

Silverwings Morgans:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silverwings

and  AprilWood's HafPints:
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=aprilwoods


Good night all!  :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 07:12:51 PM
High alert!

AprilWood's HafPints:
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=aprilwoods

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 07:42:58 PM
Birth!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 10, 2011, 07:46:25 PM
It's a jack! 

Must say nite all but will leave the 'puter on...what a day it's been, eh?
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 02:27:41 AM
From Silverwing Morgans:

We have a beautiful filly...Absolutely textbook birth! baby has nursed already, and pooped twice. Dancer is the ultimate perfect mom!!! Sorry the cam went down- [they had a power outage in the area]terrible timing!!!! will have the vet out at 7 or 8 am to make sure everything is fine.
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silverwings
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 02:31:25 AM
Help watching request from 2 hours ago on Marestare:


BonZai @ DreamKeeper needs eyes please.

? on: Today at 02:03:12 am ?

Quote


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Please help me watch BonZai. He had a bad bout of colic all day today. vet was here and he was tubed and given fluids. He has finally started to eat and has pooped some real runny stuff but he isnt out of the woods yet. I am so tired and hurting and need some help please. Just note times he has  nursed and if he starts frantically rolling call me right away. Thank you all so much. Say a little prayer for him if you could please.

he is on top left cam, right stall. the light colored colt.

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=dreamkeeper

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 02:49:12 AM
Another special watch request on Marestare:


Shana @ Sonrisa Had surgery and needs eyes tonight

? on: Yesterday at 07:17:31 pm [my CT, local barn time 6:17 MT]?

Quote


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Shana has been dripping but to early. Then had other problems. Owner Mary Ellen posted on her thread as follows:
"I hate to do this without going more in depth, but I really need eyes on shana tonight!! You all were a HuGe help the other day as shana had twisted her uterus. She's had surgery and is still pregnant, but is at a huge risk to abort with everthing she has been through. Please call if anything looks wrong. I'm still in Kentucky until Sunday and I don't have easy access to the message board."
Please if you have room add Shana to your cyber stable for special watch. Remember to post only updates as to what you see on this thread. Thank you for helping!

Cam link:  http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=sonrisa1
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 03:43:58 AM
Regarding special watches:  If you see something you think is important happening, do call the owner.  

If you have an observation that you think an owner might appreciate seeing on the Marestare thread, let me know as I'm able to post there.

You can find special watch request and threads here...they often change daily or more frequnelty even...it's strictly an as needed thing.  "This board was created for short term watching (needing sleep - won't be home, etc) and high risk situations."

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=16.0

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 05:43:40 AM
Kay hasn't heard from OSU as yet this am---no news is good news we hope!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 06:31:05 AM
From Kay this morning [nothing on Annie yet though]...

I slept so good last night! First deep sleep I have had.

Im not very good with my smart phone yet so I only know how to take pics and send them to Facebook. Facebook automatically uploads them and resizes them.

---------------

The ladies ate so much at their barn party last night that I am going to feed a little later than normal LOL. That was so dang funny. Not sure if any of you saw them on cam but as usual Patches led the way. We apparently forgot to lock the barn when we rushed to OSU

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 07:18:57 AM
High alert--actually BIRTH!!!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=sandersmisfits
Saunders Misfits
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 07:20:28 AM
From Kay:

before I run to the barn I wanted to clarify on her leg. I was too tired last night.

The vet thinks its shot soreness and not joint ill. She said they are checking each joint and watching her very close.

Shoot I thought I would have the morning call by now. Im so impatient. Im going to check on the herd.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 11, 2011, 07:58:29 AM
That is such good news to hear, that her joint might not be septic!  Prayers do work!  Thanks for all the updates Mary Ann!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 12:07:28 PM
New foals here!   :D

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=shadowedmoon
(Just a little bit ago likely)

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=sandersmisfits

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=silverwings
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 12:19:44 PM
Three fillies!!!  :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 12:27:28 PM
From Kay:

I was out getting feed and shavings and the vet finally called. She has had a bit of a setback today. Her respirations are high again and a tiny fever. But she is playing and nursing and bright. They are wondering if the pnemonia isnt a little worse than the sonogram showed. They want to give her until tomorrow to see if it clears before they xray her chest.

It does sound like shes not coming home Mon. Coming home Mon was only if things went perfectly.

Like Sally warned me these sick foals are a roller coaster.

-------

Ever since she got to OSU I have so strongly felt that she was going to make it so I am going to stay optimistic. She is such a little fighter and I pray this is just a minor blip on the screen.

----------------

...I think...they are waiting to xray to give those transfusions time to work. They talked about xraying on Monday which is why I am kinda assuming she wont come home Monday.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/254577_1871691584578_1009788708_31712053_7294401_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254304_1871689824534_1009788708_31712052_5900428_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 01:30:05 PM
Looking good! :thumbup:  We'll certainly keep many many prayers going though that the little one Annie Joy can stop riding that scary rollercoaster...

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/260215_1871684864410_1009788708_31712049_1929794_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/248238_1871686904461_1009788708_31712050_2466055_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254304_1871689824534_1009788708_31712052_5900428_n.jpg)

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/254577_1871691584578_1009788708_31712053_7294401_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/248508_1871723225369_1009788708_31712090_3521344_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/251743_1871737145717_1009788708_31712108_6700198_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 11, 2011, 01:59:58 PM
Awww, great pics.....just make my heart smile!   ;D  I just know she is going to pull through this!  Keeping the prayers coming!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 03:41:00 PM
Video!  :D

This is so cute, Annie and Tease!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnXUl7I2knc

and the facilities with quick peek at Annie hiding behind Tease:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efyYMb76VUM
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 04:12:53 PM
Short, Annie up close:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efyYMb76VUM
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2011, 04:15:21 PM
And here:  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62K5DO2aWfQ
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 12, 2011, 04:25:44 AM
A few things from Kay yesterday:

I have not had the heart to turn the cam off. The really strange thing is that cam never stays running this long (as you all well know!) I am shocked that it is still going. I have not restarted that computer since the day before she left. Im sure it will stop soon but until then I am leaving it alone. I think though we are going to totally clean the stall and spray it down with farm disinfectant in anticipation of Annie and Tease coming home

She sure doesnt like that neck bandage. She kept rubbing it trying to get it off. I told her that was making her well and to leave it alone!

-----------------------

Annies doc is an Aussie! I lover her accent and shes so pretty. If you look at that first pic she is the one with her hair in a bun telling everyone else what to do.

When Dr Muese [NB: this is the male vet who worked so long with Annie and Tease, partner to dr. above :)] came and took Bailey out and put Tease back in -- Bailey was yelling!! She was not happy at all. By the next day she was okay with it again. Made me feel guilty. That was when Dr Muese said a mare like Bailey that will mother other foals is worth her weight in gold.

=============

Kay also said, regarding the last video:  Watch her nose and you can see how high her resps are. This place is airconditioned and she has a fan
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 12, 2011, 10:10:25 AM
There have been many pages of posts to the QB since I was gone this a.m.---I'll try to comb for pertienent info.

In the meantime, this was just posted by Kay to her public FB page:

 Vet just called resp rate still too high will xray lungs mon she's eating n playing

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 12, 2011, 10:15:01 AM
Low alerts here:

Westernstable (in the Netherlands I think):
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=westernstable

Happy Appy Acres Farm, ET zone
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=happyappy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 12, 2011, 10:23:05 AM
We are cleaning Tease & Annies stall and going to spray it down with disinfectant. Also have to clean the rest lol. Big storm moving in though so that wont help.

I also need to clip Shammy as her foal coat is making her way too hot. I played with her in the barn for an hour last night as she and Jack are feeling very neglected (but mostly shammy)

----

Foals many times take forever to shed their foal coat. Her legs are all shed out and a stunning deep deep black. But her body just wont shed even though we brush and brush.

When I was out in the pasture yesterday she came running to me! It was the cutest thing ever. then when I was going to leave she kept standing in front of me blocking me.


--------

Rusty kept saying [Shammy] wanted to come in and watch tv with us.

Shammyis HUGE. We have never had a foal this big lol. I suspect she is already 37". It just cracks us up how big she is already.

-----

Rusty has surprised me by saying he is taking me to the Ashland show so I can see all my friends that I havent seen all year. We were supposed to be showing there until our sweet Annie ran into issues.

Im so excited! I will update Annies vet status via my phone but again it only posts to Facebook cant get it to post to here.

If anyone is around please copy and paste it here. [done! My repl #650 here:)]

She doesnt usually call till around 11 am and we will be on the road.

I have the best hubby in the world! He said we were both due a day of fun and see our friends that we havent seen since last show season.

 



Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 12, 2011, 03:08:11 PM
Update from Kay:

The vet called really late today...Annies resp rate is still way too high The longer it stays high the more concerning it becomes. I gave permission for them to go ahead and xray her lungs in the morning and they will run another IGG test. She promised to call as soon as they get results. Shes still very bright eyed, playing and nursing. And she said she is getting plenty of petting and loving on. She said they all laugh when they hear her slide across the stall. Their stalls are plastic under the straw so annie alwasy goes sliding across when she gets to running too fast.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 12, 2011, 04:20:33 PM
High alert:

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=westernstable
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: CAT1962 on June 12, 2011, 09:00:49 PM
Darn, I missed another one! LOL I'm such a  ding dong. :) Beautiful mare and baby, though!

Praying for Annie!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 04:10:52 AM
Sorry you missed that one Cat---It was a small stall with not a very good view.  But it was kaind fun seeing a live cam from the Nertherlands!

The cam I'm watching on and off with a low alert is from Codrington, Ontario :)

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=happyappy

We are a small family run operation that have horses for the love of them.

Their web home page begins: "We take in a couple of rescues a year and rehabilitate them and then send them to good homes to make room for the next ones. We have been doing a lot of work with Laminitis prone horses/ponies this year and we are having much success.

We offer boarding, leasing and short term lay-ups."

http://happyappyacresfarm.webs.com/
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 04:11:46 AM
Here's an earlier pic of Kay and Rusty's Shammy and Momma Patches:

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/12/1307938472408-patchesandshammy.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 05:07:35 AM
Kay writes:

Good Morning...

I am anxiosly awaiting our vet update. thinking they will do the xray etc before they call. Im praying very hard that the pnemonia did not get bigger and that her resp rate is down
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 06:20:20 AM
Interesting tid bits from Kay:

Shammy is actually coal black now. Its funny because Black horses are always born grey and grey horses are always born Black lol

--------

many were lost [mares and foals, before cams] I so remember sitting in the barn all night trying to stay awake. I remember another time I ran in the house to get more coffee and in those 5 mins the mare foaled. They are so tricky! They really do not like being watched so this is what makes the cams so invaluable.

My life has been so much better since we got cams. And then when when we were able to go "live" and have others help watch it got even better. Its so helpful with the different time zones.

---

I think we have had cams for 8 years and 6 years live. Its so funny to remember back when none of this was possible
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 06:31:57 AM
This is so precious!!!!

Note from Kay:

...I usually post this at the beginning of marestare. I really messed up this year. Gosh I drew this years ago! I should redo it. I could make it better lol. I actually did this I think before we got a cam to watch on and I used to go sit in the barn in my jammies watching mares. Then I got smart and got a cam

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/11/thumb-1307827606936-marestare.jpg)
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 07:12:22 AM
My friend Dreamer on QB has given me the OK to share some of her poems...thank you Dreamer!

-----------------

HELLO ALL
I'M THE LONELY LITTLE STALL.
I'M MISSIN' MY TWO GIRLS
THO I KNOW THEY'LL BE HOME SOON.
LITTLE ANNIE'S OUR SWEETIE PIE
SHE HUNG OUR HEARTS ON THE MOON.

----

IF YOU NEED A "HERO" TO COME YOUR WAY
JUST LOOK TO "RUSTY" TO SAVE THE DAY.
HIS LOVING JOURNEY TO SAVE THE PRECIOUS LIFE
OF OUR LITTLE ANNIE THAT HAD BEEN BORN IN STRIFE.
A JOURNEY BLESSED BY MANY ACROSS THE LAND
OUR "HERO" KEPT A BAD SITUATION WELL IN HAND.

-----

ANGELS ABOUND FROM THE HEAVENS ABOVE
TO SURROUND "OUR LITTLE ANNIE" IN PRECIOUS LOVE.
HEELS A KICKIN' AND RACIN' AROUND
HER LOVE FOR LIFE HAS NO BOUNDS.
THIS TINY LITTLE FILLY THAT HAD SUCH A ROUGH START
HAS LATCHED ON TIGHTLY TO EACH OF OUR HEARTS.


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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 07:59:42 AM
From Kay:

Im working on an "Annie" page for my website while I wait

http://www.baxterspaintedpasture.com/annie.html


And:

It was the sweetest thing when we got home from OSU the doorbell rang and it was a florist and she said "I have flowers for Tease & Annie" I was flabbergasted. No name on the card so I have no idea who sent it. Wish I could thank them. It has the prettiest pink roses and a pink bow.

So much has happened that I havent been able to post.

I am hoping to write a book when this is all over with all the things that happened (funny and sad) that I never had time to post.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 08:07:14 AM
Kay says:
Bee got this pic of the OSU video. She looks like shes saying "whats all the fuss about?" LOL

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251618_1875401237317_1009788708_31717421_2672426_n.jpg)
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 12:04:50 PM
Here's some cute pics from the Marestare thread Debaults Angelic Design 'Angel' *FILLY 6/11** @SandersMisfits. Look for reply #138:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=25449.135
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 12:47:24 PM
All together now!!!

No news is good news

No news is good news

No news is good news


That must be our manta!!!
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 12:54:27 PM
Just in from Kay!

Vet just called. Annie pnemonia is still in her lung. They are trying a different antibiotic to get it. Good news is her filbren (sp) rate was previously way too high and is now normal. Resp rate is still high but will hopefully come down with the new meds. She said Annie is zooming all over the stall and has no idea shes sick. Tease is doing well but sick of the stall. She suspects this new med will kick in and Annie will come home Wed morning barring any fever or relapse. Thankfully they are going to give us oral antibiotics so that she doesnt get sore again from all the shots. What a relief. They will have her new bloodwork back in the morning and I think she said that will show if this is working.
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Post by: Bucky on June 13, 2011, 01:07:28 PM
Hoping this new med will be the one to take care of Annie's pneumonia and our little princess can go home!  Maybe Kay needs to get Annie some ruby red hoof shoes so Annie can click them together while neying (sp?), "there's no stall like home, there's no stall like home"!   ;D

I've seen some of Dreamers other poems on QB - she's very good.   :D

Annie can become one of us Sjoggies with the "you don't look sick" labels.   ;)

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 05:27:06 PM
High alert:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=glenhillthree
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 05:39:48 PM
Low alert here:
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=aprilwoods

Glenhill already foaled!  :D
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 13, 2011, 05:50:30 PM
Emerald Kitty**FILLY 6/13** at Glenhill Farm!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 13, 2011, 07:15:49 PM
That is such good news about Annie.  I can't wait to see her and Tease again on cam at Baxters farm!  I have become so addicted Mary Ann, I now am reading the QB you gave the link for updates.  I am just lurking there, but everyone seems so nice and I like how everyone is so into not only Annie and Tease, but Marestare too!  This has quickly become a favorite passtime for me!  My grandparents raised Shetland ponies when I was growing up and we used to go there over spring break and then again in the summer to help with the ponies and foals.  So many good memories.  Kay's herd reminds me of them so much.  Thanks for introducing us to Kay and to Marestare!

Nancy
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Post by: namakb on June 14, 2011, 03:27:54 AM
I just love Kay's drawing. She should print them and sell copies.
I have been following Annie & Tease since Annie was born and praying for both of them.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 14, 2011, 01:09:53 PM
We eagerly awaited this continuing good news from Kay!

less than an hour ago...

No word from OSU yet but dr muese called. Hes afraid they are letting her out too soon. Hes going to call up there. He said unless her resp rate is down she should stay there. He also said to make her a stall in the garage. Once they have pnemonia they do not want them around any dirt or dust and kept in a cool area

-------------I had to go pick the truck up and I drove it around a bit to be sure its good. Russ will probably drive it again when he gets home. I cannot have that truck break down while we bring them home. But Dr Muese sure sounds like he doesnt want her coming home yet.

If I dont get this desktop computer fixed there will be no cam anywhere! Im really hoping Jason can walk me thru fixing it on the phone. I have the blue death screen right now. Not good!

-----------

LOL Now OSU just called. She said her rate is still high off and on but she wonders if that is Annies "normal" Hmmm. They took her catheter out and started oral antibiotics last night and she has done fine. She said she can be picked up after lunch time tomorrow and does not need to be in the garage. Im so confused. She did say she was going to call Dr Muese and discuss all of this with him especially when I told her he was not thrilled with Annie leaving with a high resp rate.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 14, 2011, 01:52:23 PM
High alert!

http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=aprilwoods
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 05:04:16 AM
From Kay:

Woohoo Tease and Annie are coming home! Party at Kay's! I have to admit I am nervous but more happy and excited at having them back. Cant wait to see that little tail wagging.

---------------------

[but]...I am just really nervous about that resp rate. We just cannot control her climate like they can and that is why Dr Muese didnt agree. They down graded her out of ICU status yesterday to normal care status. I do feel sure though if she goes backwards at all they will call me and change it. The OSU vet did say if the fever came back once they removed the catheter they would hold her.

I cant wait to kiss their noses!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 06:07:17 AM
Low alert here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=allstarfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 06:08:17 AM
High alet!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=allstarfarm
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 06:10:29 AM
Birth!
High alet!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=allstarfarm
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 06:13:39 AM
Filly!!!  :D
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 06:30:04 AM
WOW---she's UP!  So sweet :)
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 06:56:32 AM
Owner at All Star Farm Gypsy Varners and Miniature Horeses says on her Marestare thread: "I was saying to Fancy [mama! :)] the last couple of days on how much I wanted a filly that looks just like her. Needless to say I am over the moon on this foal!! She is definitely a keeper. - Today is suppose to be the Lunar Eclipse. So that is what I am going to call her - Eclipse - She has blue eyes and looks like some ink spots in her coat too! so could be homozygous. "
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 09:06:52 AM
Kay writes:

Russ doesnt get off work till 430 and then he has to pick up me and the trailer. So I wouldnt expect us back till around 730 pm [ET]

[Note from Mary Ann...the cumputer that runs their cam was been down...let's keep the good thought that Kay will have it back up by then.]
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 09:08:17 AM
I'll be gone for maybe 4 hours.  The Barn Alarm monitor page is here for anyone interested:

http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/#
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 01:45:08 PM
Hello again everyone!

Kay wrote about 15 minutes ago:

Will hubby ever get home? Tap tap tap lol.

Yes dang it we have rain moving in. I am having flashbacks of the day we took them. Ughhh. I really hate picking them up during rush hour but there was no other way.

Think a good thought that there are no backups on the hwy and no big storms
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 01:47:20 PM
Oh, and good news!!!!

The barn cam is up again!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 03:41:19 PM
From Kay!  :D :D

On our way home from osu!
[post 35 mins.  ago via phone]

=================

Looks like it is time to start Annie and Tease staring very soon!  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 03:51:18 PM
Three poems from my friend Dreamer:   :)  Thank you!!!!

HOMEWARD BOUND

THERE IS A SONG IN MY HEART
ON THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY.
WHILE OUR ANNIE GIRL IS HEALING
SOON TO BE ON HER WAY.
HEARTS WILL BE BROKEN
AND TEARS WILL FALL
OF THAT THERE IS NO DOUBT;
BUT LEAVE IT TO ANNIE
AS SHE LEAVES OSU
KICKIN' UP HER HEELS
SNORTIN' A SHOUT.
I'VE LOVED MY STAY
BUT I AM HOMEWARD BOUND
WHERE MY AUNTIES AWAIT
TO SEE ME ALL SAFE AND SOUND.
IN SO MANY WAYS
I'VE LOVED YOU ALL;
BUT I'M HEADING ON HOME
TO MY MAMA'S STALL.
 
HIP HIP HOORAY
this will be the day
our two girls
return home
never to roam
again !!!!!!!

GIRLS COMIN' HOME

I'M KICKIN' UP MY HEELS
JUST RACIN' ROUND THIS STALL.
DRIVIN' POOR MAMA CRAZY
WITHIN THESE FOUR WALLS.
MY EXCITEMENT IS BREWING
ABOUT TO SPILL OVER.
ONE WOULD THINK WE'RE GOING
TO PLAY RED ROVER,RED ROVER.
THIS FEELIN' I HAVE IN MY GUT
JUST WON'T GO AWAY.
I JUST KNOW THEY'RE ON THE
ROAD A COMIN' FOR ME.
WHERE THEY'LL TAKE ME HOME
WHERE FOREVER I WILL STAY.
JUST SO ALL MY LOVIN' AUNTIES
CAN COME OVER N' PLAY.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 04:04:44 PM
THEY'RE HOME!!!! :D
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Post by: Bucky on June 15, 2011, 04:15:05 PM
Woohoo . . . . welcome home Tease & Annie!!   ;D  ;D  ;D

Hope you're feeling better Annie!

Bucky
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 04:17:22 PM
Awwwww...
(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/15/1308179092981-heart_spinning.gif)

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/15/1308179150734-clipboard01.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 15, 2011, 04:22:28 PM
Yes, Bucky..."there's no stall like home, there's no stall like home"!   ;D


(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/15/1308178060406-heels_clicking_oz.gif)

Hoping this new med will be the one to take care of Annie's pneumonia and our little princess can go home!  Maybe Kay needs to get Annie some ruby red hoof shoes so Annie can click them together while neying (sp?), "there's no stall like home, there's no stall like home"!   ;D

I've seen some of Dreamers other poems on QB - she's very good.   :D

Annie can become one of us Sjoggies with the "you don't look sick" labels.   ;)

Bucky
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Post by: Nancy60 on June 15, 2011, 05:09:52 PM
So wonderful to see Tease and Annie back home!!!  Annie is just romping around her stall, kicking up her heels.  She is glad to be home!!!  What a good way to end my day!  It has been a rather stressful day, but looking at Annie and Tease is helping me like you can never know!  Welcome home girls!

Nancy
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 16, 2011, 04:57:24 AM
I'm sorry to hear about your stressful day yesterday, (((Nancy)))...are things looking  up for today?  I hope so...glad this thread with it's good news regarding Annie was a bright spot.  :D  Check the bottom of this post for a short YouTube video with the older horses this morning for an a.m. smile.  :D

The cam is up:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted

From Kay last evening:

Yeah we are home!! Very uneventful trip (thank goodness)

I so wish I had got pictures as everyone was kissing Annie goodbye at OSU but I was holding Tease so couldnt get the pic.

I was so teary eyed in the stall. Such a miracle to have them back home

Annie has really grown! She gained 3 kgs!


--------------

Wow what a great day.
Im soooooooooooo happy

-----------------

Annies resp rate is still a little too high but not nearly as high as yesterday etc. Part of the issue they think was the neck wrap holding the catheter in. Apparently Annie thought that meant that she had to breath harder. Yep shes a little drama queen. Her rate averaged 60 ish today which is high but not horrible like when she was 110 on Tuesday.
Her vet and all the techs gathered to tell her goodbye and kiss her nose. I so wish I had got a picture but I was holding Tease. Everyone was a little teary. We thanked them for helping our Annie and told them we hope to not see them again LOL.
She is on oral antibiotic 2x day and we will take her temp at least once per day. She will get short outings on grass. Dr Muese will be checking on her here at the farm.
The OSU vet report commented on what a good patient Annie was and they expect a full recovery. They even had nice things to say about Tease.
Tease seems much more relaxed about us handling Annie but she was a little unnerved by the trailer ride home.
Russ and I cant thank you enough for all of your love, prayers and support.


--------

Sorry about the cam issues. I think its because there is a ton of traffic and because I had to hook it to my laptap. Sure I hope I get the desktop fixed soon.

I am going to stop the cam for a few mins and try to put the router into the laptop and see if that helps the cam.

-----------------

Hopefully that will help a bit.

All her blood test numbers are back to normal. I finally got to see the reports and wow they were pretty bad when we admitted her.

Resp rate is down but still high (60-80 today down from 110) They think some of it was the neck wrap holding the catheter in.

Still has a small pnemonia so will be on antibiotics 2x daily for another 7 days. We are to check her temp 1 to 2 times per day.


-----------------------------------

I wish I could hug you all or better yet you could all pet her in person.

I just keep smiling and watching them. I cannot get over how much she has grown!


-----------------

[And this morning with the other horses...too funny!]

Just took this video a few mins ago and its so funny! I wish flip cams had a better zoom. Two geese landed in the drylot and the horses were just so amazed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFzd3KiMYuU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFzd3KiMYuU)

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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 16, 2011, 05:27:39 AM
Kay says giving antibiotic oral meds went well...and apologies for not brushing off the spider web from in front of the cam.

There is a low alert for a little Jesus donkey mare at Miss Misty @ ASStec [ ;D ] Acres due 6/12 Full Bag and All signs say Go...

Here is the cam:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=asstecacres

Here is the Marestare thread:

http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?topic=26061.0
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 16, 2011, 06:07:03 AM
Annie checking out Barn Kitty!  :D

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/16/1308229265100-annie_and_tease_home_checking_out_barn_kitty.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 16, 2011, 06:14:47 AM
High alert Asstec!

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=asstecacres
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 16, 2011, 06:20:16 AM
She's not looking in too much of a hurry to me though! :D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 16, 2011, 03:51:07 PM
Mobile upload from Kay...double rainbow...now how great is that!   :D

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/261293_1883735445667_1009788708_31726144_1052013_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 17, 2011, 04:06:35 AM
Our little princess, Annie, was running a 104 fever last night.  :( Last night, Kay said that Dr. Muese will be by this morning.  I hope they can get her fever down and the medicine will kick in so Annie can get rid of her pneumonia.  Kay had placed a call to OSU - but they hadn't returned her call.

Annie keeps following Tease around the stall.

Hang in there girls - feel better little Annie.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 05:06:58 AM
Bucky, thank you so much for doing an update for Annie.  Please do post like that whenever you have info, want to comment or whatever! :)

We'll all keep the prayers going for Annie, Tease and the Baxters!

And, please, anyone who wants to post here, do so---we are here to support each other, whatever a given day gives us...
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 05:37:00 AM
To clarify what I wrote in the last post  :):

I'd like this thread open to any talk our Sjoggies Marestare family wishes to do.  As the person who began this thread, I can tell you that there is nothing that you would post that I would consider 'crosstalk' or 'hijacking' the thread. 

For instance, if you are having a stressful day, it's OK by me mention that and to go further to talk about the specifics.  I'd like us to feel free to share of our lives here when anyone wishes... both the good or not so great. 

Even what may seem mundane to someone else we know can be signifcant for us.  I was able to go out yesterday with my best girlfriend, to several places, then have a dentist appointment for fillings (first dental work I've been able to afford in five+ years) and Im living to tell the tale today!  Now...for someone who has had many periods of 6 to 8 weeks without (very literally) stepping outside my door, that's so great!  I may be in a bad flare tomorrow but today I'm here functioning.  ;)

Are you lurking here?  Welcome all lurkers, go ahead with a post!  Try it. you'll like it!  :)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 05:58:28 AM
 :-( Kay writes...

osu just called. she apologized over and over and said the front desk was supposed to page her for er calls.

first she said bring her back and I reminded her that when we left that was not an option.

Then she said stay on oral antibiotics no shots. Dr muese wants shots.

Im at my wits end. Shes going to call dr muese. I will wait for hm to come today and talk in person about what to do
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 06:55:09 AM
From Kay...

I'm just really frustrated. She said the blood culture showed no bacteria so the right antibiotic is the oral one because it is specifically for lung disease.

She also said Annie had no fever meds after Sunday but that isnt what the report says.

She also said its too early to redo the xray

She also says maybe annie just cannot regulate her own temp well yet because shes a mini. Ughhh.

I think OSU is a wonderful place but I should have chatted with the head vet when both dr muese and I didnt want her coming home so soon. I just should have stood my ground and insisted she stay at least one more day.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 07:21:56 AM
Oh, my gosh!  Did anyone catch that!?  Oh, that's too cute! Tease was laying down, Annie was standing on her tail and pawing it repeatedly...Tease was barely looking back occasionally!  

Now look at Tease's tail!!! It puts a whole new meaning on 'teasing'!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 17, 2011, 08:54:59 AM
Gina - one of the reasons they don't want to take Annie back is the cost.  It's $600 for just walking in the door.  (although, the vet at OSU said they would give them a discount)

Kay and Dr. Muese felt they should have kept Annie at least one more day before releasing her to make sure her fever was gone on it's own, without any of the anti-fever medicine Annie was getting at OSU.

Poor Kay is getting conflicting vet information . . . one from the OSU vet, and the other from Dr. Muese.  (hmmm, this will probably sound familiar to some of our Sjoggie members - when they get conflicting reports from their doctors too!   ::))

The last I checked on Annie, she was following Tease around and around the stall.  Annie wanted to nurse, but Tease won't stop long enough for her to get a drink!

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 08:57:56 AM
High alert here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=littlecreekside

Gina, I am so sorry to say that very harsh, extreme financial realities are intervening in a heartbreaking way here.  I'm sure everything Kay is doing today is through her tears.  We'll pray so hard for them all.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 09:10:27 AM
Downgraded to low alert here (yeah, I saw her eating too!  ;) :

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=littlecreekside
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 10:49:01 AM
Gina, I certainly don't have a full picture here.  What I do know is that, yes, someone contacted Kay and Rusty with an offer of a donation to help allow Annie, along with Tease, to be taken to a university medical center for treatment.  The original estimate of cost was a minimum of over 1,000 dollars a day for 2 to 3 days. I suspect that the daily costs incurred were considerably more than that as Annie's care unfolded. They were there five days.  And the family was very stressed by charges already generated by veterinary care even before that.

The only place information was written about how to donate (written by some of us who searched out the details) was on a social networking site where that was allowable.  Unfortunately, the particular center itself set up it's promised ability for people to make donations only a few minutes before they closed for the weekend on Friday.  I'm sure donations were relatively limited. 

Something to consider too:  It's a fact that it's never permissible to include information on how to donate to a cause like this on a forum such as ours.  Moderators and owners can and do shut down threads, sometimes ban members for doing such.  Here and also on the QB forum and Marestare there are strict rules against 'soliciting', even if you personally receive no gain---and others are asking for the information.  That is certainly understandable and the rules are there to protect us all.  For these reason, I think we can all see the limitations there have been in this situation.

My heart goes out to all involved, including each of us who have been following along on this poignant journey of Annie Joy.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Nancy60 on June 17, 2011, 01:43:10 PM
I feel so bad for Kay and her husband, and Annie and Tease.  I was so hoping Annie was out of the woods.  I hate that Kay is getting conflicting recommendations from her vets, that is so hard especially when it is life and death decisions. 

I understand the money constraints too, my dog nearly died from immune mediated hemolytic anemia, where her immune system destroyed nearly all of her red blood cells.  I took her to 4 different vets before finding one that could save her, she was near death in my arms, they had to do a blood transfusion on her (the vet used his own dog for the transfusion!) and she went on steroids and chemo for nearly a year, spent many days in the vet hospital and I really had to consider stopping treatment because it cost so much.  In fact I took her home and did round the clock care with her for a week or so to cut costs with just phone advise from my Vet, thankfully she made it.  It is heart wrenching making those decisions when the medical technology is there to save them, but it is so costly that many pet owners can't afford it and have to choose to treat at home and possibly put their pet down.  I can tell you even with doing some of the care for my dog myself, it cost me over $5000 to get her healthy again. 

Keeping the prayers going for Annie that she will get better.  Never give up hope!!

Nancy
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 02:30:03 PM
High alarm here:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=rambling

birth!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 17, 2011, 02:35:16 PM
From Kay:

Temp is still a bit high today but not as bad as yesterday

video of them last night on grass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF2iqzNlJsY
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 18, 2011, 04:21:16 AM
Fom Kay last night:

hi all

Xrays look good! Dr was worried as her temp is a bit high still tonight so he was scared she might have abcesses on her lungs but she did not!

He started a new antibiotic shot she gets every 4 days as its a whopper. Thats the shot he gave her. He said she will be very sore from it so not to be concerned if she limps

He is determined to knock out this infection

I will give her oral meds 2x day and 1 shot 1 time per day.

Did you all see the power go out? Dang storm hit right when we were doing xrays

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Well there is still a tiny bit of pnemonia but its so small that he feels that is not what is causing the fever. We just dont know at this point. Resp rate is way too high again. 100. He loves the fan we have on her but I had to move it as Tease is trying to climb over the top. We are going to have to fix a board or somethign at the top of it tomorrow. Its cooling off here now since the storm hit. Dang it I forgot to block the bottom of the stall with hay so annie doesnt roll under. I have to run back out there

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Yes she is just one of those odd cases wouldnt you know it? dang.

I laughed so hard when she went to kick Dr Muese. Tease bit him on the head. I felt so bad. But that was when we were trying to give her the shot and sally was in the truck

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Poor Sally was laying her head down because shes so dang tired. They have been working since 7 am this morning

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The vets all said ... to culture Teases uterus 30 days from Annies foal date to be sure there is not an infection in there that originally started this but you cant do it until 30 days have passed.

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Poor sally just texted me they are on another call.

She took such a cute pic of doc holding annie. cant wait for her to send it to me [no pic as yet this a.m.]

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[barn time is et 1 a.m. now]


Im going to go to bed too. I always get so tired after wrestling with Tease and Annie. I think its just the stress not the physical part. I cant tell you all how much I now hate these shots.

I keep praying that soon Annie and Tease can live a normal horse life and just eat and play with their buddies in the herd.

Sally will probably come give that shot in 4 days as its a huge needle and I told them I just cant do it. Yep I am a wuss. I can handle the 1 shot per day but not that big one

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[we love you Kay----hang in there!!!!]
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 18, 2011, 05:05:12 AM
Nite nite babe of mine!  :D

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/17/1308367874243-tease_giving_good_night_kiss_17jun11.bmp)
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 18, 2011, 06:30:35 AM
High Alert:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=littlecreekside
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 18, 2011, 06:42:59 AM
Birth!  :D It's a 'boy'!
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Post by: Bucky on June 18, 2011, 07:05:05 AM
I, for one, am sure glad that when I had my baby I didn't have to lick him after he was born - the nurses cleaned him off!!   :o   :D



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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 18, 2011, 10:40:48 AM
Yes, Bucky, and it's WHERE they lick 'em the most that adds yo the 'ewww' factor!  :o :D ;)

Annie and Tease snoozing mid morning:
(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/18/1308406303410-annie___tease_snoozing_18jun11.bmp)
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 18, 2011, 10:44:26 AM
From Kay...

Good Morning ...

Im having trouble finding anyone to help give Annie her morning meds so we will just have to be late. I hate that. But theres no way I can get the orals in without someone holding her. Saturdays are bad day to give meds as no one is here.

Sally called and put together a horsewomans dinner for tonight. How fun is that? She said we have all had a tough week and need some fun. I am really looking forward to a dinner with 7 other horsewomen! What will we talk about? Horses, horses horses! LOL


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[before ten barn time]
Finally gave annie her meds. Shes running a slight fever. At least not a big one like before.

Big storm headed in so if cam goes down its because we lost power again.
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Post by: Nancy60 on June 18, 2011, 07:41:49 PM
Aww, such great pictures of Tease and Annie!  Annie is certainly growing alot!  That is a good sign!  I'm glad her fever is a little better.  Poor little thing, I know how I feel when I run persistent low grade fevers, and hers have been more than low grade.  I hope these antibiotics finally do the trick.

Had a good day today, got my hair cut and went shopping this morning, found some shoes and got some new reading glasses (prescription since the off the shelf ones didn't really work that well).  Came home and picked up a little, then laid down for a little nap and almost missed dinner!  I always get together with my sisters family and my mom for dinner on Saturdays, but almost slept through it!  We went out and I had crab crusted flounder with green beans and seasoned rice, really good!  I just got home a little while ago, had to check here and see how everyone was doing.  Hope everyone here had a nice Saturday too!

Nancy
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 19, 2011, 04:43:06 PM
Here's the update from Kay about 9 hours ago:

Annies temp is still 102.4 but resp rate is a little lower today! They went out on grass for about an hour (Until the storm moved in) and they both loved it! Happy fathers day to all the dads! Cam might be down a bit while we fix the desktop today

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Nancy, sounds like you had a very good day yesterday! :)

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My DMIL is increasingly ill.  We made the decision to send her to the ER this morning and just got back in a bit ago.  The bad news is that things will likely not improve as her brain is showing significant deterioration on a CT compared to one 3 yrs. ago.  Vascular dementia and/or many small strokes in additioon to her congestive heart failure. We were hoping to find that some of the tests (other than the CT) would show out of normal range so there might be some condition to treat.  Sadly, there is nothing showing up.  Fairly extensive testing was negative on all counts.  SIL has accepted the need to call in a recommended hospice organization.  Who knows, with the additional care she'll get at her assisted living facility with hospice on board, DMIL may surprise us all with some rallies.  We can only hope.
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Post by: Nancy60 on June 19, 2011, 06:23:26 PM
I hope Annie's fever gets under control soon!  It has been a long long time. :(  Mary Ann, I am sorry to hear about your MIL.  It is so hard to watch our parents decline.  I am glad you have the option of Assisted Living and Hospice Care, that at least helps take some of the burden so your family can focus on making the most of her lucid moments. 

I wish Annie and Teases cam would come back up.  I find myself going back to check on them over and over again!

Have a good evening everyone!

Nancy
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Post by: Bucky on June 19, 2011, 09:18:51 PM
The cam is back up!   ;D  Wow, that's some fan blowing in their stall, Tease's mane is just flying in the breeze.   :o

I hope the breeze blowing on Annie doesn't affect her (make her pneumonia worse).  I still worry about our little baby girl - don't want her to get any sicker than she already is.  Hoping her fever goes away - it's been hanging on and on.  Poor thing.

(((Mary Ann))) - I'm sorry to hear about your MIL.  It's always a difficult decision to make when our parents get older and need the assistance we can't give them.  May your MIL find comfort at the assisted living facility and hospice care when they join in too. 

Bucky

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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 20, 2011, 06:47:59 AM
Mornin' all!

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News from Kay...

Last night her temp was finally normal so I did not give fever meds. I am praying it is normal again this morning! Also her resp rate was way down. Not normal but down to about 60. Im hoping that new shot she got is kicking in and kicking this infection

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Oh I forgot to put Sallys good news from her facebook:

Wonderful news !! Autumn Escapade just set the National Seasons Record in 1.52.3f by winning the first leg of the MIss Versatility Series at Tioga. Just 2/5 's of a second off the World Record. George Brennan driving. What a great end to the weekend.

This is a standabred harness racing mare that sally bred that has been setting records and winning everything for the last couple years.

And yes at dinner we talked about getting her and Natalies cams up and running

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Im soooo happy! NO fever resp rate is even lower than last night. woohoooooo


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I swear she grew overnight again. She looks so tall today! Sally just called and will bring home the last shot for that new med she got on fri. Dr muese thinks that is what is kicking this.

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Thank you Nancy and Bucky for your words of condolence and encouragement regarding our situation with my DMIL. (Please keep the good thoughts that my own mother remains stable during this time---she is in assisted living also, has dementia too and COPD. :()

I have placed the call to the admissions coordinator for the recommended hospice service. Hope I make sense over the telephone to the admissions director when she can call back in an hour or so.  I ended up being up nearly 24 hours straight and back up after maybe 5.

Our DD Sarah who lives about 3 and a half hours away in Green Bay called late yesterday for the update on the ER visit. She is an RN who recently began working in hospice care. This weekend was very difficult one for her, exhausting hours as three patients were expected to pass on. I personally believe that many very ill people are somehow able to hold on to make it to a holiday of significance to them or family such as Father's Day. I'm a nurse also (retired/disabled RN times a dozen years now). Sarah was trying to be so professional...and she did have much welcome information and suggestions. But I felt so for her, just wanted to be able to hold her, comfort her about her dear grandmother. It's very hard to be the professional who is the family member, most particularly as her DGM's care will now be managed within DD specialty.

I have a minor eye infection going but thank goodness and MD, I  have all the use 'as need' back up medicines.

I'm not sure how often I'll be posting but I'll try in to check in as I can.

And I'll have Tease and Annie Joy up on cam whenever possible...hope they are having a good romp in the pasture right now! :D
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Post by: Carebear on June 20, 2011, 08:20:18 AM
Oh Mary Ann,

I just read your recent posts, and I am so very sorry.  Please know that I'm thinking about you and your family, especially your MIL.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 20, 2011, 09:27:15 AM
Thank you so much, Carebear.

Good news at Baxter's...Kay reports:  :D

Happy dance!! No fever resp rate is even lower. They are out playing

Oh Mary Ann,

I just read your recent posts, and I am so very sorry.  Please know that I'm thinking about you and your family, especially your MIL.
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Post by: CAT1962 on June 20, 2011, 01:15:25 PM
I see Annie lying down. Looks like Tease keeps nudging her and making some noise...I hope they are doing well today!
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Post by: Bucky on June 20, 2011, 01:28:45 PM
Mary Ann - thinking of you this afternoon as you are coordinating the setup of hospice care for your DMIL.  It's a very stressful time for you and family.

I hope you get some much needed sleep once you are done talking to hospice today.

I know when I was helping with hospice care for my sister, nephew and my mother I would go day after day without much sleep.  As you know, when under hospice care, that care could last days, weeks or months.  Please also take care of yourself . . . you don't want to go into a huge flare from the lack of sleep and stress of the situation.

Hugs,
Bucky

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I also read on the QB forum that little Miss Annie and Tease will be joining the rest of the herd probably within a week.  We'll miss seeing them both on cam.  :(  They (quilting ladies) are trying to talk Kay into having an outdoor cam so we can all watch Annie.   ;D

I just love watching Annie's little tail swishing back and forth.  One of our cats tail wags like a dogs.  It fun to watch.





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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 21, 2011, 02:45:24 AM
Recent birthat Glenhill (placenta not yet delivered):
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=glenhillthree

Recent birth at Premier Fresians (working on hursing):
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=premierfriesians

Low alert Asstec acres:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=asstecacres
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 21, 2011, 03:21:15 AM
Thank you so much for your post Bucky (and also those of my other  Sjoggie friends here who have posted, pm'ed or silently kept us in your thoughts and prayers). Your kindness touches me and helps keep me going for sure!

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Kay says:

[late yesterday morning]

We will hopefully be letting Annie and Tease out again later today. They were out about 2 hrs this morning so would like to see them get at least another 2 hrs tonight as long as its not storming

And yes Annie has to eat poo to get the bacteria in her tummy right so she can digest hay and feed.

Shes growing up right before our eyes literally.

I still cant wait till they can be back in the herd but I suspect it will be another week or so

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[7 p.m. ET]

Annies fever is back :(

Thinking I should not have let them out again but I feel so bad for them stuck in that stall

They only eat their mothers poo

It puts good bacteria in their tummy in preparation for eating hay, grass, feed

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...if I had known she was running a fever I wouldnt let her out as it is humid and muggy now that the storm came through. Whenever the fever goes up so does her resp rate and in the heat it goes higher. She seemed fine when I put them out. Ughhh

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I think I have to give the shot. Sally is bringing it home with her but she said it will be late. I am not sure if she gets it tonight or in the morning? Im sure Sally will tell me. Im so cringing at the thought

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[No word on our girl this a.m. as yet...things have seemed pretty normal in the stall but I haven't seen any scrampering. Rusty has been in there but I didn't see a temp taken unless I missed it.]



Mary Ann - thinking of you this afternoon as you are coordinating the setup of hospice care for your DMIL.  It's a very stressful time for you and family.

I hope you get some much needed sleep once you are done talking to hospice today.

I know when I was helping with hospice care for my sister, nephew and my mother I would go day after day without much sleep.  As you know, when under hospice care, that care could last days, weeks or months.  Please also take care of yourself . . . you don't want to go into a huge flare from the lack of sleep and stress of the situation.

Hugs,
Bucky

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I also read on the QB forum that little Miss Annie and Tease will be joining the rest of the herd probably within a week.  We'll miss seeing them both on cam.  :(  They (quilting ladies) are trying to talk Kay into having an outdoor cam so we can all watch Annie.   ;D

I just love watching Annie's little tail swishing back and forth.  One of our cats tail wags like a dogs.  It fun to watch.






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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 21, 2011, 03:28:23 AM
Regarding my mentioning that I've not seen Annie doing any scampering:  Vet did say that that new powerful shot would make her sore and that she might even limp, not to worry about that.

Ahh...and there we have a mini scamper1  :D
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 21, 2011, 06:07:45 AM
Kay writes:

good morning all!

I am trying to get ahold of Sally as she never called with her shot last night. She must have got home really late.

I am trying to find a morning helper to take her temp and give meds.

We do often put the cam outside until the weather gets bad. Its kinda fun to see them go out to pasture and then come running in at feeding time. This foaling season has been such a long one though not sure I can talk Russ into it lol.
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 21, 2011, 07:18:03 AM
Kay writes:

temp was normal again so thats good!

huge storm hitting right now so I took the fan out just in case.

If the cam goes down its due to the storm

[cam is down for me now]

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A QB friend post:

I will post a cute picture here as you can see the child?s face but the gesture and Annie is precious. Can you imagine the thoughts that child is having.....almost like Christmas.

(http://static.quiltingboard.com/upload/2011/6/21/1308663136425-annie_and_child_friend.jpg)
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 21, 2011, 05:06:58 PM
Thank you so much Gina...your post was lovely and appreciated!

Now for just a quick note as I won't be here on the board much in the next two days.  DD Sarah is getting an early start from Green Bay and coming down so she can get here by 9 or ten tom a.m.  Hospice is on board now, was ahead of us on all the extra requests I made today...each thing was already in the works. :)  DGM?  She was so incohertent this a.m. that she couldn't even swallow little dribbles of water...then by noon was holding her own glass!  Go figure!

Anyone who wishes, please go ahead to post updates if you are aware of any.

The Barn Alarm for Marestare is here:
http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/#

ASStec Acres has a low alert now:
http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/#
Someone on QB posted this quote from the owners on their Marestare thread today:
"Day 367. We quietly watch the big bellied donkey laboring on the Serengeti. Shhh, quiet as she could spook and trample everyone to bits. Digging, stomping, switching her tail the donkey labors on into the night. Her little friend Rio stands guard, coughing every now and then as the donkey showers him with dust and debris. If you look real close you can see her owners going berserk! "
 :D ;D :D
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 21, 2011, 05:10:42 PM
Just posted by Kay:

Hi all

Annie has just a tiny fever tonight so I am not too worried about that especially given how hot and humid it is right now. Another storm is blowing thru so hopefully that will cool things down.

Odd I havent heard from sally yet about her other shot. Hope all is okay with her.

[Answering questions about weaning] I HATE WEANING! Oh the crying is terrible and its usually not the foals its the moms. Our foals come in once per day and eat without their dams (moms) so I think that helps a lot. Shammy has already almost weaned herself LOL
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 22, 2011, 03:21:42 AM
High alert:
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward2
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 22, 2011, 04:58:44 AM
I see Cheyenne had a little one who is already up walking about! :D

High alert:
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=psychward2
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 22, 2011, 05:30:15 AM
This is too too funny...foal pushign head entirely under Cheyenne, pushing up...mama raises back leg patiently...ha-ha!  :D

Foal must have milk on head now AND wondering 'where's the milk bar?'   :D
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 22, 2011, 06:00:17 AM
Baby poked head out under mom's backside, looked around then exited!!! HAHA!!! ;D
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 22, 2011, 07:44:37 AM
Kay writes this past hour:

That shot really stressed me out as that is that big shot with the huge needle. I pray that is her last one!

No fever!!! She was really kicking up her heels outside. Storm is getting close so had to put them back in
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 23, 2011, 12:40:51 AM
Notes from Kay last night.... :)

Annie is doing so well we let her out again tonight. She is wore out!! She was so cute running out there.

Temp was up just slightly but I probably should have taken it before she went outside.

Here is an article on Sallys racing mare she bred

http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=43081
________________

[regarding Annie]

I am sure Black is the daddy. If she was out of Feature she probably would not be this small and fine boned. Feature throws much bigger foals than Annie.

Annie actually isnt tall at all its Shammy that is so tall and she is a Feature daughter.

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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 23, 2011, 01:35:41 AM
Oh, my gosh, Annie was repeatedly pawing Tease's rump!  Look at the 'scuff' masks on the left!! No dice, kid, milk bar is closed rt. now! :lol:
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 23, 2011, 02:10:58 PM
New little one here:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=westfarm
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 24, 2011, 07:08:39 AM
Annie is fever free this morning!!!!  :D
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 24, 2011, 07:10:57 AM
From Kay... :D

Annie is still fever free! I am so dang happy. I was holding my breath taking that temp.

Wish I could get them outside but its still raining off and on
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Post by: Nancy60 on June 24, 2011, 02:35:41 PM
I am just now getting back on, my internet was down again...2nd time in a week and I even replaced the cable modem last week....Cable guy is coming out on Sunday to check as they couldn't find anything...just tried today to see if it might be working and it came up, so getting my dose of internet now, playing catch up...

first thing I did was check on Annie and Tease.  so glad Annie is still fever free!!  That is good news.

I also saw this on Kay's Facebook from yesterday, evidently everyone was worried because the stall had been empty for quite a while, asked Kay about it on facebook and she replied...." Crap I had no idea! Hub and I Had an out of town meeting and tease busted out of the stall. they were stuck in the middle of the Barn. Poor Tease is so thirsty. Ughhhh"

  Tease is up to her tricks again, poor girl paid for it this time though!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 24, 2011, 03:37:38 PM
Low alert:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=shadowedmoon
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 24, 2011, 03:40:20 PM
Glad u r back Nancy...hope it stays on for u!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 24, 2011, 03:44:33 PM
Owner says regarding Sunny, maiden mare:
Poor girl is SOAKED in sweat. Granted it is HOT, but I have two QH's who were just running and throwing a fit wanting shadows filly, shadow and moon just bred, bella was running around and Dazzle and Grandma are outside in the sun. NOBODY is sweating but Sunny. That baby wants OUT!!!
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 24, 2011, 03:55:00 PM
Certainly Sunny at Shadowed Moon Miniatures is not a comfortable gal! :(
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 24, 2011, 04:28:22 PM
Low alert ASStec:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=asstecacres
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 24, 2011, 04:56:16 PM
High alert ASStec:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=asstecacres
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 24, 2011, 09:56:22 PM
I haven't been following any of the other posted links to births, but I did read on another forum that the baby at Asstec was stillborn.   :(  The cord was wrapped around it several times.  The owners even try resuscitating the baby with no luck.

The momma is doing okay.

Bucky
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 25, 2011, 06:30:48 AM
Thank you Bucky for posting the update...yes, some sad news from ASStec.  :'(  :'(  :'(  At least mama is OK and they know that there was nothing that could have been done.

Kay writes this morning:

Cam will be down today while I catch up on work. Going to try to make a new annie video when shes out today

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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 26, 2011, 04:52:10 AM
Hi all...just a quick word that I may not be posting much this week.  My DMIL died yesterday, surrounded by all her loved ones.

Barn alarm is here:
http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/

Annie and Tease are here:  ;)
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php/alias=baxterspainted

Carry on, one and all! :)
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Post by: Bucky on June 26, 2011, 05:11:05 AM
Mary Ann,

My condolences on the passing of your DMIL. 

With the flurry of activity of making arrangements, services, etc. please remember to take care of yourself too.

Hugs,
Bucky
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Post by: Nancy60 on June 26, 2011, 07:04:00 AM
Mary Ann,

I am so sorry about your MIL's passing.  Please take care of  yourself during this time.

Nancy
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Post by: Nancy60 on June 26, 2011, 07:28:01 AM
Well, I finally got my cable/internet working!  It only stayed on about an hour on thursday night, then lost it again.  They couldn't get someone out here until this morning (at least they have workers on Sundays!) so I had a date with the cable guy at 8 am this morning!!  He got it working though, had a bad splitter (whatever that is).  Now I am playing catch up.

Checked on Tease and Annie, but cam is down.

Nancy
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Post by: Carebear on June 26, 2011, 06:52:15 PM
Mary Ann,

I am sorry to hear the news about your MIL.  You and your family are in my thoughts.  Please take care of yourself.
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: amk922 on June 26, 2011, 08:06:11 PM
Low alert:

http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=shadowedmoon

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on June 29, 2011, 07:09:55 AM
Kay's computer malfunctioned a few days ago, that's why the cam hasn't been working.  She did have it on last night.  It was so nice to see Annie and Tease!

The cam won't be running through the day but we can watch our girls in the evening once they return to the barn.  Kay says that Annie continues to do well, and she is growing up fast.  ;D  Good news from Baxter's Painted Pasture.  ;)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 29, 2011, 11:57:07 AM
I wonder if eventually they will turn the cam off until next foaling season?  Isn't that the whole purpose of the cams - for people to help the owners "watch" to see if anything unusual is happening when the owners aren't around - to alert them?

I'm glad Little Annie is fever-free now.  I bet she's growing like a weed!

I'm sure both Annie and Tease are happy to be outside instead of in the confines of that small stall for so long.  (I'm "assuming" they are outside - when weather permits.  It seems like weekly Kay is reporting that it's raining or storming.   ::))

Thanks Baxters Painted Pasture for sharing the horse adventures this spring/summer with us while we watched Patches, Star and Tease deliver their youngins.   ;D  You have some awesome, caring friends in Sally and Dr. Muese.

Thanks Mary Ann for introducing us to Mare Stare . . . although, my family would think otherwise!!   ;)  I admit, I will probably let the "watching" slide now until next foaling season so I can get some stuff done.  But, it was fun the last several months.

Bucky

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on June 30, 2011, 07:38:34 AM
Good morning all.

I'm sorry that it's been difficult for me to check in the last few days.  Mike's sister had her life revolve entirely around my DMIL and is taking this very hard. 

In addition, my Mother is now in the hospital for an abcessed tooth that moved very quickly into facial cellulitis Monday night and is now on the strongest IV antibiotics to prevent this from effecting her airway or going into necrotizing faciitits (the so-called "flesh eating" disease).  My father had that ten years ago. He died June 5, 2001.

We are so stressed, sleep deprived and just not thinking well.  Sis spent time with Mom Tuesday and was there for the incision and drainage that afternoon.  Other than that, she's out of the picture, is now up north with a phone that won't even accept messages. I couldn't get ahold of her Monday night, home or cell, though she knew Mom had a problem, dentist had put Mom on antibiotics AND that a few years ago Mom had to go to the ER and back for repeated courses of IV antibiotics for a similar situation.

If things go well for Mom, she'll be released tomorrow---the day of DMIL visitation and with heat indices over 100.   We have no air conditioning in our car.  I usually don't go out in our car if the heat is near 75 degrees related to my Sjogrens with my not sweating properly to permit cooling. Saturday is Fran's funeral, an all day involvement.  And, of course (what else?), we learned that our county has completely reworked and severely limited the availability of wheelchair van service as of tomorrow.

OK, off the pity potty now!

Thank you all for your words of condolence and support. I am trying to pull back and pace myself as well as possible. Please pray that I can get though the next few days still functioning OK.  My breathing is a bit more labored this week.  My legs have been swelling and have lots of blotchy white spots.  I'll take that over the red spots of vasculitis wich I have had 3 or 4 times in the past.  I'm just so hoping this is not a prelude to another round of vasculitis. I haven't had one since I've been taking Plaquenil (and pilocarpine).  If another round appears, I suspect they'd be pretty aggressive in treating it and determining what internal organs might be effected.

Annie and Tease, I need 'ya now!  :D  Cam's been off quite a bit for various reasons.  Kay wants to take more video but needs new a battery to accomplish that.

Here's a lovely article about our Annie and family:
http://www.oneworldonekindness.com/ailing-newborn-filly-creates-a-blessing-for-people-around-the-world.html

Kay may move the cam (have Kyle do that) out to cover the pasture at some point.  But it is much harder to maintain an outdoor cam and not all stall cams are up to a job like that.

Marestaring is most especially for foaling time though a few farms have the the cams on year round.  Mares typically foal at 320 to 370 days---not to mention pre-term deliveries or past dues! (Yikes, ladies! :o)  And horses are one of the few animals (only animal?) that can stop labor if they are not left alone. And left alone, things can and often do go wrong, sometimes tragically.  What a blessing the cams and the internet viewing have been for the owners!

Well here's hoping Mom's doc or nurse will call with more info than the RN knew at my first call today.  Tic-tock, Tic-tock.

Nothing on Barn Alarn right now but link is here:
http://www.marestare.com/barnalarm/

Here's the Marestare page I usually find most helpful:
http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=6.0
I see from there that a little colt was born at Golden Venture Farm in the wee hours today:
http://www.marestare.com/cam.php?alias=gvf2

Carry on one and all and thanks again! :D






Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 30, 2011, 10:03:54 AM
((Mary Ann)) - my goodness, your plate runneth over!!  Sorry to hear about the ordeal with your mother.  Maybe, it would be a good thing if they didn't release her tomorrow.  At least she would be in a place where they could look after her and tend to her needs while you are at your DMIL's visitation. 

We, too, are suppose to be in the high temperatures tomorrow.  Ugh!  Wow, I can't imagine NOT having air conditioning in your car in temperatures like that!!   :o

Thinking of you and your family as you say your goodbye's to your DMIL and she goes to her final resting place.  May you have the comfort and strength to make it through this weekend.

Take care of yourself, as best you can.
Hugs,
Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Bucky on June 30, 2011, 09:18:04 PM
I was just checking on Annie before signing off for the night and Tease is laying down and Annie was going around and around her - trying to get her to lay all the way down so she could get a drink at the milk bar.  Finally, Tease laid on her side so Annie could get a drink.

Annie is so tall now, it was a little awkward for her to get a comfortable position to nurse from.

Annie is laying down now.  Ewwww . . . a spider just crawled across the camera.  Looks real creepy from that angle!   :o

Sweet dreams Tease and Annie.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Just curious if anybody knows about sleep patterns with horses?  Do they ever sleep for hours on end - or are they up and down, up and down all night long?  Do they leave a light on in the barn all night for the horses or are the other stalls "dark"?

Okay - time for me to go to bed too.  Thankful I have a soft, comfy bed and don't have to sleep in a stall!  Goodnight Tease and Annie.

Bucky
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on July 03, 2011, 08:22:09 PM
I thought everyone would enjoy seeing the latest video of Annie and Tease:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=526mCQk3R_g

What a cutie!  ;D
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on July 04, 2011, 05:12:48 AM
There was a birth about two hours ago at Triple K Miniatures (no alarm):
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=triplek
You can learn more about it under their thread here:
http://latigo.marestare.com/forum/index.php?board=6.0
Look for "Moonie - miniature jenny **FOALED 7/4** - @ Triple K Miniatures"

 :D Thank you CareBear for the video link---I'll go to watch that right after posting this.   :D

It's been a difficult set of days here.  Mom did get out of the hospital Friday, with Mike almost late for his own Mom's visitation.  :-[  We had a most of the day session with my Mom again yesterday, including ER trip.  Have to change her oral surgeon appointment to (you guessed it) when my sister won't be helping.

Things are difficult with DH's sister.  We were particularly worried about her after a call late evening yesterday.  Please do continue to pray for us all, as I know you will.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on July 04, 2011, 07:21:12 AM
Hello Mary Ann,

I continue to think about you and your family, hoping that things become a little easier with each passing day.

I can relate somewhat to how your SIL may be feeling right now.  My father just passed away at the end of December.  For the last 18 months of his life I spent every day with him, either in the hospital or in the nursing home.  These visits gave me purpose, so when he passed away it left a particularly large hole in my heart.  I'm still struggling...but I am slowly moving forward.  I hope your SIL is able to do so as well.

Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on July 06, 2011, 03:49:39 AM
Alert, new pups at:
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=visions
Local time at Visions Cardigan Welsh Corgis
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on September 10, 2011, 08:37:31 AM
Here's a brand new foal everyone!  :)
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=gippsland
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: Carebear on September 10, 2011, 08:40:55 AM
Isn't the foal precious!  ;D

Nice to see you again, Mary Ann.  ;)
Title: Re: Foal might be born 2day, live cam
Post by: olmphoto2 on September 10, 2011, 10:50:40 AM
Another new one!
I missed it just a bit ago!
http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=fairwindfarms