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 !