Well, all seems peaceful on the mare/foal front. Hetja has resumed her reign with little Moonpie at her side.
We are feeding Hetja antibiotics in a handful of food twice a day.
So that Hetja can eat peacefully, I look after Lilja who would love the attention, the food and anything else on offer.
Moonpie is divine. She comes up to chat and is made up of silky fur, nuzzly muzzle and total love. We all adore her and are completely smitten.
She has not been allowed to talk to anyone but us hoomans so we feel very lucky.
Brá is coping and that’s about it. I can see she minds hugely but there is little she can do apart from be a good aunt and babysitter if Hetja allows. We talk, I can see the hurt in her eyes and I feel utterly useless to her. I also know she is going on the mother of all diets come winter time. I can’t split her from Hetja at the moment. I think she would lose her mind.
Anywho, the naming of Moonpie. We translated her nickname into Icelandic only to get “Tungl Baka” which is not very catchy or pretty. We cannot register Moonpie with the Icelandic Horse official stud-book (WorldFengur) as her name must be permitted by their naming committee (interesting Horse & Hound article about Icelandic horse names). Foreign names or poor grammar are a no-no so, we need to think of a suitable name for our new little one.
Something along the lines of midnight sun, chestnut girl with a stripe, sweet chestnut, little chestnut, Shetland girl – but all in Icelandic, of course. All ideas will be considered. Moonpie will be registered (Icelandic name) from Thordale.
Over to you then.