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Published: July 29, 2018
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"Little love, there's no rush. You have all the time in the world to find your hooves, so why not rest a bit first?"

"*tiny zony squeak*" (translation: "stfu mummy i'm gunna do me a heckin good wolk rn")

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Buck and Radhi's newborn foal attempting her first wobbly steps

headcanon: Equestrian pony foals take a while to find their hooves, and generally take a month to start toddling about. This is due to their stubby limbs and huge heads, which take practice to learn how to balance. Zebra foals are born with longer, sturdier legs and manage to get the hang of running just a few hours after being born. Even zony hybrids can do this apparently....although said zony is two seconds away from flopping onto her face with her teeny rump and legs sticking in the air. Not very graceful, but Buck is already so proud you don't even knoooow (I imagine he's proudly filming the scene above and totally not sniffling every time his baby so much as yawns)

I’m really, really tempted to name this bab Eliza (coughcough poorly masked Wild Thornberrys reference)

but on one hand I like the tradition that only stallions in the Carcharodon family get strange, human-y sounding names (Buck, Bruce, Butch, Finn, Ishmael). It’s a tradition for Carcharodon fathers to name their sons.

then again, Buck seems like the kinda guy to….well, buck tradition

Maybe he had a bet with Radhi? “How about I get to pick the name if it’s a filly, and you get to pick if it’s a colt?”

I can see Radhi agreeing cuz she’d be like 90% sure they’re having a colt. After all, her Gram-Gram predicted a healthy handsome colt for them and Gram-Gram’s never been wrong yet, not in countless seasons of delivering foals

But then the foal arrives and it’s a girl, whoops. Gram-Gram says she meant to say that, uh clearly ya’ll misheard her the first time

Radhi’s surprised but still very happy, she gives a playful pout and tells a grinning Buck a bet is a bet. Buck ponders it for a while as they bond with their new foal (who, like all zebras, can run less than an hour after birth, startling the hell out of Buck when he sees her clumsily skittering across the grass to follow her mummy), until he finally settles on something soft and sweet (to contrast the not-very-soft/sweet wallop of a kick the foal gave him when he snuck up behind to spook her)



the concept of Eliza greatly borrowed from Scyllarus' awesome fan design: gettin in the zon-y by Scyllarus


related:
Uncle Buck by Lopoddity Bound by Lopoddity


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SusieBeesHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is it-
This is how I go-
I’m gonna die of cuteness
Goodbye sweet world, tell my sketchbooks I love them
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Ask-PantalaHobbyist General Artist
“I’m gunna do me a heckin good wolk rn” 
She’s so cute!
Superocelot02's avatar
Aww! I like the dreadlocks! Mama can't forget the africian plains.
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BucketFiishHobbyist Digital Artist
I love the translation of the squek
TimeGhost823's avatar
The determination. The grit. That frumpy eyebrow! Beautiful.
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KRissoGraphHobbyist Digital Artist
that tongue HALSKFDFAHSDFSADFASDFGEAGF:happybounce: 
Lurks-no-More's avatar
The amount of determination here is off the charts. :)
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TheBamasProfessional Digital Artist
cute and andoreble in the same time 
Shirogitsune's avatar
* You are filled with ... DETERMINATION
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Princess12412Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that face oml
BlueBroArt's avatar
Born free.
Love it!
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Zecora: My little zebra, so happy.
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OLLYMPUSHobbyist General Artist
that isnt zecora
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heartbreak-hyenaHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute!
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I love your art style! This is adorable 
DragonFireAML's avatar
The struggle is real
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I think about "stfu mummy i'm gunna do me a heckin good wolk rn" at least twice a week and it makes me smile. 
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PastAilenHobbyist Digital Artist
This helped heal my heart <3 thank you ^^
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Goldenstar134Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THE FOALS FACE!
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xXMulti-Bunny-ChanXxHobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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Ch00kyHobbyist General Artist
She's fucken GOT THIS
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