Friday, May 6

Friday Dose of Cute: Baby Cary is Five Years Old Today!

Baby Cary 1
Cary about to go for her first car ride

Five years! Does time fly by or what? How about we take a trip down memory lane like we did last year? These are some of my favorite photos of Cary that were never posted until now.

Don't know who Cary is? Meet her in A Tiny Tail for Mother's Day.

More photos and a Cary update below. . .

As part of her physical therapy regimen to help heal her broken leg, Cary came with us on our daily hikes up the steep driveway—until she started refusing to follow along, which was hysterical. (photo taken 5/21/06)

I don't think the Nanny Bear has ever been as happy as when Cary was in his charge.

Robin didn't feel quite the same way about her.

Molly Doodlebug (aka The Doodle Monster) could never figure out what to make of her (photo taken 9/5/06)

My grown up girl is doing just fine. She's happy and healthy, and although she mostly likes to pretend she doesn't know me, lately she's been letting me scratch her back for several minutes at a time. As soon as I bend down and try to hug her, though, she's off.

Thanks to all of you who have been asking about Cary having a baby this year. Because of almost losing her during her first pregnancy in 2008, I've decided not to breed Cary again. Last fall when our Katahdin ram, Edward, broke through 11 strands of barbed wire in order to get more girls, we thought Cary was pregnant, but thankfully it turned out to be a false alarm. As much as I would love to have a Cary baby, I just don't want to take the risk.

She may not be this little baby anymore. . . (Cary at age two weeks)

Cary on 3/11/07 (Cary age ten months)

But she still has her baby smile (photo taken yesterday)

Can't get enough of Cary?
Cary Is Four Months Old Today! (and still allowed in the house)
1/7/07: What I Learned from Cary Last Year (plus lots of links to photos of Cary laying waste to the kitchen garden)

Still not enough for you? Here's even more Cary:

©, still loving the fact that for a while I had a lamb in the living room.


  1. Can it be five years already?!!!! What a trip down memory lane ♥

  2. She has been a dear - I remember well the first pictures of Cary and how happy Bear was to have a baby to care for with no mama ewe getting upset. Happy Birthday Cary girl - you've been a charmer all along - some of us weren't meant to be mothers but we are loved nonetheless

  3. Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  4. My heart is in my mouth when I read Cary updates. Happy birthday, big girl.

  5. Sweet! Love pic of the Nanny Bear and Cary among the greenery on their own white pebble memory trail!

  6. I'm so glad to see her doing well. I was wondering if she hung out with you anymore. I guess she is a grown-up girl!

  7. So, it was about this time I first read your blog. And I remember be in tears after read "A Tiny Tail..." It's no surprise I still hung here, right? It's Cary's fault :D
    Happy Birthday, big girl!

  8. Happy birthday, Cary. I remember when you were born and it has been a joy to follow you all these years. Here's to many more.

  9. Can't believe it's already been 5 years!

    Happy Birthday Cary!


  10. I'm sorry, but it's impossible that she's 5 years old already. Because that means I've been reading your blog for 5 years and still haven't cuddled any of these sheep OR Bear - who is so adorable in that tongue-hanging-out photo with baby Cary.

    Criminal, the cuteness around here.

    And a belated Happy Mother's Day to you, Farmgirl - you two are lucky to have each other.


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