Shy Bairns Get Nowt

I am currently looking after an orphan foal (Brisk – a skewbald one) whose mother died of a broken pelvis a few weeks back.

This little dude, Brisk, is still drinking milk even though his foster mum won’t let him suck.  He drinks it out of a shallow  bucket and I have been using up my replacement mare milk supplies on him.

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Brisk is flourishing with his adoptive family and we are all committed to do our best with this darling miniature Shetland pony.

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At the very least, Brisk deserves this.  I put a request on Shetlink for any leftover bags of Multimilk that needed finishing.  There were no replies.

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The silence was deafening.

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But, I am not one to give up, so I asked our local veterinary practice if they had any spare open Multimilk.  Sadly, they didn’t so they gave him a full bag instead!

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I would like to extend my thanks to Shetland Vets, who very generously donated a large bag of Multimilk to Brisk.

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For Brisk to be grow up and to be weaned successfully, this milk is essential for his development.

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Shy bairns get nowt.  I asked because Brisk needs this milk and Shetland Vets understand the importance for his development in his future life.

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So all I can say is a huge thank you to Shetland Vets.  You didn’t have to do this but you did and that means so much to all of us involved in Brisk’s care and future.

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Brisk can have a future.  He may have no mum but there is the way forward for him.

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He is one of the nicest Shetland ponies I have ever met.

3 thoughts on “Shy Bairns Get Nowt

  1. Linda K

    I’m glad you got what you needed. Having lost his Mum, Brisk deserves the very best of everything.

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