The only one who is happier than me is Billie. I have never seen a horse so happy and at peace as she is with her foal. Its touching, really. She is a wonderful mother, but nice enough to let me in anytime I want to play with her new baby. It's been a real game changer at the farm. I've never had a foal before, so it's a whole new world to me. Buttercup is so lovely. Just a doll. Just...perfect! She is three weeks old now and I can't believe how much she's grown already. Her muscles are developing and she runs and jumps and tries to eat hay like her mom does, even though she's got no teeth. I could go on and on. In fact, I think I will. Her legs are so long that her mouth can't reach the ground without bending her knees, which is about the cutest thing I've ever seen. She's got the color of my old mare, Cutter, who was closely related to Billie. The same markings on her muzzle as both Billie and Cutter. Billie reminds me so much of my dear Cutter, that I can't imagine Buttercup won't take after them both. Nothing would make me happier than seeing signs of my old mare in my new baby as she grows.
I didn't know what to name her. I wanted to name her after Billie, but didn't want to leave Cutter out of it either. So a friend suggested Butter. The more I said it, the more I liked it. When thinking of all the nicknames I could call her (Butter ball, my Butter baby, Butthead) I couldn't pass up Buttercup. It just fit.
Also, Billie wanted me to pass along a message to everyone for all the fat jokes at her expense. "Suck it! I just lost about 200 lbs in one day!" She says.
So yeah, that's what's new with me...pretty great, huh? And the best part? I have even more good and exciting news as well, but I think that's enough for today. Upcoming topics include: I catered a wedding, I have a BOYFRIEND who is awesome, Mitt Romney should just shut up, and a great spinach dip recipe. Later, y'all!