Love Thursday: Pinta’s Heart-Shaped Stain

I didn’t necessarily plan on bringing Love Thursday from Bleeding Espresso over here to Goat Berries, but then a little kid named Pinta was born, and I had no choice.

First, let me back up and assure you that I am *not* making the following story up or embellishing in any way. You can ask Paolo any time you see him, and he’ll confirm.

A few weeks before Pasqualina delivered, we were playing proud parents just gazing at her changing body from outside the pen. I looked at Paolo, pointed to Pasqualina, and very plainly said, “She’s going to have a kid with a heart shape on her side.”

I’ll admit, I had imagined the coloring the opposite, in which the kid now known as Pinta would be mostly white and have a reddish-brown heart, but do you see it?

I spotted it almost as soon as she was out of Pasqualina; indeed, it looked even more obvious when she was all wet and goopy.

I don’t know which came first, the thought or the heart, but what a special little Pinta we have here. I know Pasqualina thinks so too.


Happy Love Thursday everyone!

Hug a kid, would you?

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15 Responses to “Love Thursday: Pinta’s Heart-Shaped Stain”
  1. 03.25.2010

    I’m cyber hugging the kids as we speak Michelle! I love them all but Pinta, oh my, she is a darling. Just love love love her colouring, her beautiful face, I’m in love with a goat and it’s official!

    We should start a support group, Jo… πŸ˜‰


  2. 03.25.2010

    I just want to hold her!! She’s so cute!! I love baby animals.. especially goats!

    Their little constant smiles really just make them *so* adorable, I agree πŸ˜‰


  3. Linda

    What a beautiful family! I love the sweet scent that goats have. My Italian grandparent’s in Ohio raised goats and the babies were my childhood pets. My grandfather carried jelly beans in his pockets and they knew they would get a treat if they were good while milking.

    Ooh my mom just sent me jelly beans from the States; our girls haven’t really gotten treats other than bread (and banana for the first time today). It’s so funny to see their reactions, which are always the same to new foods: Carmelina scarfs it down without even realizing she has no idea what it is; Pasqualina sniffs for a little then relents after maybe five tries of putting it in front of her; Margherita will sniff and sniff and sniff, but the first day introduced to something new will never eat it. Maybe the second or third day. Too funny!


  4. Joanna

    You know your goats and their kids! Telepathy. And the names are great!!!

    I have to say, the heart experience was pretty strange…glad you like the names πŸ™‚


  5. 03.25.2010

    Oh my gosh, how cute! That is such an amazing story, too. Happy Love Thursday!

    Thanks for coming by Gayle!


  6. So sweet! A mama knows her kids alright, and ain’t nobody better tell her otherwise. πŸ™‚ Happy Love Thursday!

    Haha, thanks for coming over Katie πŸ™‚


  7. 03.25.2010

    I just want to snuggle with her and play with her all day! Oh. My. She is so adorable!!! I love her ears!!!!

    The *ears* are amazing on all of these little ones…so fun to play with!


  8. 03.25.2010

    oh, how perfect!!!

    Thanks for stopping in Janet πŸ™‚


  9. 03.25.2010

    Too darned cute! And Pinta’s little half-bleats are precious too….I don’t know how you ever leave the pen.

    Thank goodness they sleep a lot (which is also fun to watch, but at least I don’t feel like I’m missing *too* much during nap time)….


  10. 03.25.2010

    too cute!

    Thanks Nicole!


  11. 03.25.2010

    jaw dropped……no words………..

    I hear you!


  12. sally

    wow is all i can say… that is uncanny

    Completely agree. Especially since I’m a bit obsessed with finding hearts everywhere….


  13. 03.25.2010

    I wondered about that spot when you posted one of her first pictures in your ‘birth story’ post. The heart shape is much more obvious in this recent picture though. That’s a great video too, her little tail twitching all around!

    Their little tails going a mile a minute is *so* ridiculously cute!!!


  14. 03.26.2010

    Truly amazing, your little Pinta. I love how her tail wags, just like a happy puppy.


    The tail wagging just gets me every time…they just look *so* happy!


  15. Awww, I heart Pinta! πŸ™‚

    Hee hee…thanks! I think she has a pretty big heart inside too…such a darling!


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