DOB: 14/04/19 Mother: Dolly Father : Likely to be Bleary
Most newborns usually arrive between the months May and June and a few in exceptional cases at the earliest by the end of April ( for your reference Bocky’s birthday is 27th April, that of Spocky is 5th May, Baty is also 5th May ) it is very unusual for a baby to come in the middle of April which would imply that Dolly was pregnant with Pucky before most of the males had even gone into heat ! Hallelujah !) My suspicion is that Pucky was born at least 10-14 days preterm that is he was a preemie ! he was never active like other newborns I have seen in the past, he was just nursing almost non-stop and never had I seen him for once showing much interest to his surroundings. In fact my very few brief glimpses of him left me with the impression that he wasn’t well at all. Pucky is Dolly’s sixth baby, and a boy again in a row and since her obstetric record probably began well before I arrived at the scene I suspect that Pucky could easily be her 9th or 10th baby and it is quite conceivable that she is beginning to run into trouble with each pregnancy at her advanced age. Let’s hope it’s nothing more serious than a preterm baby next time !
Pucky just wasn’t as alert and active….
But Dolly’s such a good patient mum she just let Pucky nurse almost continuously for at least the first 2 weeks of his life and was always seen carrying him wherever she went. He was never left alone and I think her sheer dedication had overcome the odds. After 2 weeks Pucky definitely has perked up and by the third week he’s almost like a normal baby, inquisitive, daring and is beginning to walk and run as we speak ! Well done Dolly !
But he’s steadily getting there….
I think by the 3rd week the odds are in his favour….
DOB: 01 May 2019 Mother: Litty, daughter of Lancy Father: Unknown
Born just over 2 weeks after Pucky, this baby girl is the second baby to be born to Bossy’s troop this year. Her mother is one of the older daughters of Lancy and that makes this baby girl possibly Lancy’s first grand daughter.
The first I met this baby 🙂
Just Like Lancy her daughter is a very private person and does not like the limelight at all. It’s been rather difficult to film much of her but when I do, I am always happily surprised by how cute this baby girl is ! She looks a bit like Gingy to be honest so I suspect they both have the same father. IT really is down to these three : Grandee, Bleary and Taggy ( baby was born in May so the conception date was sometime around December last year when Taggy hadn’t had the nip yet ! )
DOB: 19 May 2019 Mother: Lancy Father: Unknown
The third baby born this year and a welcome addition to the family of Lancy who had lost 2 babies in the last 3 years ( Lany in 2016 and Lacy in the beginning of 2019 ). Lancy is a very good and protective mum so it has come to me as a shock when she lost Lacy earlier this year as there was nothing untoward about Lacy that I could notice, a healthy and very sensible girl indeed. Lancy never allows her kids to chase passing vehicles for goodies nor does she trust humans enough to go and beg from them. It really is a mystery to me how Lacy had disappeared, perhaps a fall just like what killed her late sister Lanly ? Anyway I hope Lenny would fare better and grow to become like his brother Larry, a fit and strong boy !
DOB: 20 May 2019 Mother: Bossy Father: very likely to be Grandee ( just look at her upper lip 😛 )
The fifth baby born this season but she came as no surprise to me as her mother Bossy is the matriarch of the troop and is supposed to bear the troop a baby every year. She does however look very different from all her other siblings – Bucky, Bessy etc., as her father is now Grandee, the new alpha male who succeeded to the throne following Cocky’s disappearance last summer, presumably dead. So to Bucky etc., Bubby is their half-sister and she marks the beginning of Grandee’s reign.
I love Bubby’s face, Grandee’s genes seems to have amplified there – just look at her prominent philtrum and you will see the resemblance ! Will she grow up to look more like Grandee or Bossy ? We will just have to wait and see but I bet she will have a long snout just like Grandee when she grows up. She is going to bite and is going to be quite fearsome that is for sure !
Mum Bossy still keeps a tight rein on her little girl so far but I think she is letting up a bit. She really needs to get back to the confident mother she once was before Bossy Junior’s disappearance in early 2017 !
Bossy is going to find her match !
DOB: 30 May 2019 Mother: Gypsy Father: unknown
This is Gypsy’s fourth baby in a row and for a low-ranking member she’s doing exceptionally well so far swelling her ranks. Gypsy is truly one of the most prolific females there and seeing how she seems to be trying to make ends meet all the time I am not sure how she is physiologically possible to go into oestrous every year ! Even high ranking, well-nourished females like Ridgy, Stacy choose to skip a year from time to time !
Kailey’s first proper debut 🙂
Gypsy seems to be getting more loving since Kneely, her girl born last year. So far she doesn’t seem to be neglecting Kailey at all and is nursing her all the time. Let’s hope she will stay like this.
DOB: 01 June 2019 Mother: Lizzy Father: unknown
Lizzy took a year off and came back in June this year with a healthy boy. This baby boy seems like a spitting image of her older boy, Mickey born 3 years ago in 2016. I suspect these two boys have the same father too.
Lizzy is a very good mum and she never resorts to any aunts to babysit her babies. She is also quite indulgent and I remember her letting Milly nurse until she was nearly 2 years old. But her kids are never brats and I haven’t seen any of them throwing any tantrum so far. I think she just knows how to handle her kids well and her kids know where the line is drawn.
Mitty’s first proper debut with us 🙂
Mitty so far seems to have beaten his older brother in the motor skill department. This boys seems to be running the moment Lizzy sets his feet on ground !
DOB: 04 June 2019 Mother: Sally Father: very likely to be Grandee, just look at his mouth !
The moment I saw Scooby I knew he was Grandee’s baby. Not even Spocky, the unmistaken son of Grandee could beat him in the likeness department. With Cocky, the previous alpha male gone, Sally who once enjoyed a lot of perks as his most favoured female has lost a lot of her privileges since in the troop. She has been constantly bullied by Bossy’s family ever since Cocky had disappeared last summer. I suppose there was some deep-seated rivalry between the two as Bossy, being the matriarch could not tolerate a lower ranking female sharing Cocky’s attentions with her.
Sally has been lying low ever since and I guess she has realized her only way of staging a comeback is to become engaged with Grandee, the new alpha romantically. Bearing his baby is probably the easiest way to claw back some of her lost power in the troop. We will see whether her plan works though.
Scooby is just one funny-looking baby, he’s definitely not the cutest of all Sally’s kids but I think he is still adorable. What do you think ?
Scooby’s debut. He has his dad’s features, hasn’t he ?
DOB: 09 June 2019 Mother: Tabby Father: unknown
Another baby needing high maintenance from mum ! Tiddy is just like his sister Tizzy who can never leave mum alone and is crying for her attention all the time ! Tiddy looks exactly like Tizzy so I gather they both have the same dad.
My first encounter with Tiddy. I wasn’t quite sure whether it was a boy or a girl then.
And he’s a lil bully too !
and Tiddy surely didn’t take “no” well 🙂
He is so loud he has managed to foil an interloper male’s chance of a quickie !
DOB: 13 June 2019 Mother: Aggy Father: Grandee
I am pretty sure that Aggy’s new baby is Grandee’s daughter as she, like her sister Poppy and half-sisters Vivy and Fify are just naturally drawn to him from the get-go !
She was born on the same day as Dipsy !
We don’t get to see Rosy as much until later in the year when weaning begins in earnest and And we’ll soon see that she is in the same league as Tiddy as one of the hardest babies to wean 🙂
DOB: 13 June 2019 Mother: Reddy Father: unknown
Everyone’s been waiting for Reddy’s baby and her latest addition hasn’t disappointed so far, in fact I would say he is the cutest of the lots born in 2019. Reddy is more at ease showing Dipsy to the world and we get to see Dipsy a lot more than his sister Dimpy whom Reddy was very protective of and often hide with her in the trees or up on a cliff away from humans. He may not be as clumsy and cute as his big brother Dopey was but then who could beat him as Dopey is truly in a class of his own !
I was fortunate to catch him shortly after he was born !
and his baby shit is cute-looking too ! ( ok I am biased here 😝 )
and he could walk quite early on, unlike his brother Dopey who couldn’t walk properly until he’s about 8 weeks old !
and not only could he walk quite early on he did it like in a marathon too !
He’s just so adorable, aunt Tammy just couldn’t leave him alone !
and you could tell he’s much loved by everyone, not least by his sister Dimpy !
DOB: 20 June 2019 Mother: Stacy Father: unknown
Starry was so named as she has the prettiest eyes of any babies born in 2019. They had a tinge of blue to begin with but soon they became more greyish in colour. Like all Stacy’s babies she is one healthy and lively lil girl !
Starry was born almost a week after Dipsy and Rosy and I had thought then that she was the last baby of 2019 !
She was one pretty girl with those eyes !
DOB: 27 June 2019 Mother: Spanky Father: unknown
The last baby born in 2019 – Sparky really caught me by surprise as I didn’t even know that her mum Spanky was even pregnant all along ! She has inherited her aunt Spunky’s genes and is definitely the most advanced baby of all babies born in Monkey Hill since documentation began in 2016 ! she didn’t even need to take her first step gingerly at all. All the wiring in her motor system was good to go from the get go ! She was unstoppable !
The day she was born ! What a itsy-bitsy baby she was then !
First time mum Spanky finally had her wish granted !
I bet Spanky regretted to have gone into heat 6 months earlier 😜