Annabelle is now a little over 3 months old. She has changed so much since we brought her home in early October! Below on the left is the day we brought her home, at 3 days old and 35 pounds. On the right is nearly 3 months old, and at least 150 pounds!
She has put on a lot more weight and has grown a bit taller. She’s also grown a lot wider, too! Looking pretty healthy, with a furry coat to keep warm.
Right now she is still living in our backyard, but Barry has expanded her area. She’s really enjoyed this as it lets her walk/run around a bit and she gets to eat grass!
She still likes running around with the dogs, and can now outrun Hank. She also recently head butted him! I guess poor old Hank is at the bottom of the totem pole. Annabelle and Scout are still best buddies, and Scout can often be found just sitting or standing by Annabelle’s pen keeping her company.
One major change since I last checked in is that we have weaned Annabelle. We started the process around the second week in December, by taking her down to one feeding of milk a day (down from two). By December 22 we had cut her off milk completely. She was not very happy about that and made her feelings known!
While Annabelle was being weaned, Scout was very upset. Anytime Annabelle was outside bawling, Scout would go and sit by her pen and stare at us like “hello, clearly she needs something!” Now Annabelle eats hay and grain, from her snazzy feeder that Barry got for her. It took a few days, but she has adjusted and is completely weaned now.
She still really likes hanging with the dogs, but I think she’s no longer having an identity crisis. She spends a lot of time talking to the cows in the field behind our house, and I think they’ve set her straight.
The next step is to find some land for our little ‘peanut’ to move to. She’s not staying in the backyard forever and she’s not going to be a little peanut for long!
Do you have any questions about Annabelle? I’ll try and address them in the next update!