All the little grubs and their mom are doing great.
There are 5 boys, 3 girls and they are all fat as sausages.
These are healthy, vigorous little grubs. They can manage to sound like a whole pack of coyotes singing when mom takes an occasional break.
Bess has always had an affinity for babies of all species. She even loves playing with human babies, unlike the Border Collies who generally think little humans are space aliens that either need to be herded up or chased off.
Bess is amazingly gentle with and protective of babies, all babies. When there are baby lambs, she quietly worms her way in amongst them to keep them safe and happy.
By the time the calves are born, the lambs are racing around and Bess moves off to look after the baby calves.
The cows and the ewes are always on high alert when the Border Collies are around, but Bess moves in slow, eyes down and the moms welcome her help in looking after their babies.
After the newborn livestock are all on their feet, Bess divides her time between them. She makes her rounds each day, checking on lambs, calves and chicks all while keeping her human in line.
No one has ever had to teach Bess how to be a great Livestock Guardian Dog, it is just her nature. It's what countless generations before her have been bred to do. A really good LGD is a friend and protector of everyone on her farm. It is no wonder she is being such a good mom to her own puppies.