Friday, September 17, 2010
An Odd Grateful
New to the fair this year was the "Birthing Center." They featured several animals who were full term and close to birth, and some whose babies were just days old. We saw 3 day old Guinea pigs and 4 day old lambs. The was a llama so close to delivery that they shrouded the cage to give her some privacy (I know it was a llama because I peeked in, much to Herb's dismay).
The most disturbing site was a pig who was due today. She was obviously in labor, but as another (knowledgeable) onlooker commented, not too close to delivery. Laying on her side, you could watch her belly contract, she would moan, and then her legs would shake.
In that moment, I was super grateful for adoption.