Breakfast With Tiffany (it's foaling time!)

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Photo at right: Here is Tiffany, having her first breakfast. (click to enlarge)

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After spending the last week on foal watch, I went to the barn at 3 a.m. today and saw not one, but two sets of ears. Our gray AQHA mare, Gust A Gray (aka Gussie) had delivered her latest, a tall and healthy filly by Polo Ridge Farm's Absolute Option (, right after I finally dozed to sleep. (Typical mare, or what). Ed and I made sure she was nursing and otherwise healthy before heading to the house to get ready for work, send out a few e-mails, etc. We brought our own coffee and breakfast back out the barn, just to bask in the afterglow of a problem-free delivery AND a gorgeous result to boot.

"What should we name her?" I asked Ed. "I think 'Tiffany,' he replied, "because we're having breakfast with her, and she's such a gorgeous gem."

"Funny," I mused back, "but that's the name that occurred to me yesterday, and that's before I even knew we'd have a filly."

Can't argue with mutual intuition. Tiffany, it is!