May we introduce Malaika

Welcome little lady your so sweet and pretty. I know you just got the best of the best for your new home. She looks so darn sweet sleeping. I am so very happy for you and your new baby.

Rita Jean

Lovely, what a face!!!

@Maya:

Oh, she is absolutely gorgeous! You must be so pleased to finally have her home!!

Is that a little umbilical hernia i can see in the pics? If so, just poke it back in when you're giving her some fuss and hold it there for a few mins at a time. Very often that will close them back up πŸ˜‰ As long as its not the more serious type of course!

Yes Jess she does have a hernia, thanks for the advice, Elaine has told us to gently push it back. I massage it with my finger and have managed to get it in twice. How many times a day do you think ?

@Quercus:

She is adorable!!! I love the name Malaika. One of my favorite gorillas was named Malaika, sadly she died last week…so it seems fitting a new baby B will have her name πŸ™‚

Do you work with Gorillas Andrea ?
I'm glad you like her name.

Thank you everyone, we are sooooo pleased it's unreal.
She has met her feline brothers, Tom being a very laid back type of Cat is being very kind to her and allowing her to sniff, he's only hit her once and that was very gently.
Jerry on the otherhand is nervous and has exploded in her face as only Cats can.

Hi Shelley

Malaika looks absolutely gorgeous you must be so pleased, it was worth the wait!

Steve.

Hi Shelley,

She is adorable and I love the name:D

Ohhhhhh, this face :p, she is gorgeous!

@thunderbird8588:

Do you work with Gorillas Andrea ?
I'm glad you like her name.

I did, before the kids were born πŸ™‚

@Quercus:

I did, before the kids were born πŸ™‚

In what capacity Andrea, please tell me more πŸ™‚

Welcome little one!!!!

She looks too cute!

Congratulations Shelley, you have a little beauty there. Her name is fab too.

Theresa

Sorry another pic, i just love her:D

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Hey, she has really cute face. I want more and more pics of her :D.

Thank you Irena, i feel like i am going to turn into the biggest bore on here πŸ˜‰

@thunderbird8588:

Yes Jess she does have a hernia, thanks for the advice, Elaine has told us to gently push it back. I massage it with my finger and have managed to get it in twice. How many times a day do you think ?

I'd do it as much as possible, just when you're giving her a cuddle. My pug Delilah had a very large hernia as a pup but with lots of regular sessions of pushing it back in it closed up and has not been a problem since. She just thought she was getting belly tickles and loved it πŸ˜ƒ It wont go away so easily if it is an "open" hernia (where the intestines (i think) are coming out through it) and that would need an operation but it only looks like a little one so hopefully it will go with time anyway πŸ˜ƒ

Love the last picture of her, what a gorgeous face!!

She's beautiful, Shelley and I hope you have years of pleasure with her. Re the hernia - I agree, just massage it and push it back whenever (as frequently as you can). This often works but don't worry if it doesn't - it's not really important. Very rarely they cause a problem.

Very cute! Congrats to you! Keep the pictures coming!

Maria

@thunderbird8588:

Sorry another pic, i just love her:D

Don't apologise the more the better!

Houston

Shelley..she is so darling..She was so worth the long wait.
Her name is really unique, I love it.
I can wait to see her grow up..lots of pictures please..
What does Tom and Jerry think of her?
Again, Congrats on you new baby.

Otis had a small hernia too, but massaging it several times a day made a huge difference, it is much better to almost not visible anymore.

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