In 2017 the Lovely Lady Lonza gave birth to a healthy beautiful and big palomino colt. She was not alone during her pregnancy, labor, and delivery. The members of the DaysAtDunrovin community were with her for nearly every step of the way. They stayed up for nights waiting and counting contractions until the early morning of May 3rd when Ozzie's Golden Echo, or Oggy for short, entered our world, providing endless hours of joy for all of us.
Oggy Belongs to Us All
by SuzAnne Miller
Happy Birthday to Ozzie's Golden Echo
Born on May 3, 2017
The Lovely Lady Lonza may have been doing all of the physical work, but it was all of us who belong to this incredible Dunrovin Ranch community that bridges the online with the onsite who did all of the worrying. For the first time at Dunrovin Ranch, a foal was born under the scrutiny of our web camera broadcast network. All of us watched Lady Lonza's belly bulge and grow bigger and bigger throughout the winter months, looking more and more uncomfortable as spring began. We all sympathized with her burden and understood the enormous changes her body was undergoing in anticipation of the birth. As the final days approached and signs of an impending birth began to show, we installed a night light in her stall so we could watch and wait with her. Many of us had truly meaningful conversations during the middle of the night as we timed her contractions, recalling the births of our own children and jointly marveling once again at the miracle of birth.
Then, early on the morning of May 3, 2017, it happened. Lady Lonza laid down in the straw of her stall and gave birth without hesitation and with great motherly care. A tall healthy colt was born. You could almost feel our collective sigh of relief!
Please share your oggy stories
Please take a minute to tell us what Oggy means to you. Post your favorite photos of him through the years.
Go to the main camera page on this website and leave your stories and photos in the Dunrovin Ranch Discussion Board. I will collate them all into a follow-up blog post. Let's all celebrate Oggy's birthday together. After all, he belongs to all of us!
When Oggy was born, i had just finished my cancer treatments and was still alseep ( i actually slept for the whole 5 months–dont ask :O )
but boy did i ever enjoy him and mom and Annie-Annie didnt let him get fresh ,tried to teach him to like getting sprinkled on,it was fun
and then he stayed with Uncle Monty.
No matter what he did we watched and enjoyed, and still are <3
not sure how to share pictures
Having never witnessed a foal birth, four years ago I was totally engrossed watching every step of Oggy’s birth. From 6:00 a.m. my time PST, for the next hour, time stood still, I was so enthralled with the whole event the rest of the world ceased to exist. Suddenly my husband yelled, “Peggy, you are late to your Y class.” I whipped around in my chair so fast I twisted my knee getting up. Soon after, a knee replacement was in my future. . . all due to the drama of Oggy. And the drama continues.