Nah, just kidding.
They have collars. The couple of times that I brought them to the vet, I did get ribbed. I was told they were "so fancy" with their collars on. I guess people don't collar their goats around here. But I do. For one, they look snazzy. For another, they have bells on them, so I can hear where my girls are. It's a little piece of mind, knowing I can listen for the tinkle of their bells and know they're in their pen and ok.
Up until now, Lilly and Min have been wearing a small bell, meant for little kids. But now they are officially 4 months old, and not so little, so it was time to switch them over to their big girl bells. The little bells were starting to look ridiculous, and you know that's never going to fly!
|On the left, the little girl bell. On the right, the mega-bell!|
|Hey maaa! Why you taked my collar??|
|Maaaa!!! Lookit!! I'm naked!!|
"Min! Stay still! I want to take your picture with your new collar!"
|How about like this maaaa???|
|How about like this maaaa??? |
|Here's my face, maaaa. Good??|
|Here maaaa. How's this? This is such hard work.|
Dulcinea has never worn a collar, and anytime I have put one on her, she's fought me. But she's officially 8 weeks old, and it's time to be broken to it.
Oh, and yes, she's feeling much better. I waited the week to see if she was really better, but I can (I hope) safely say now that she is better. Interestingly, since coming back from the vet, she has put on weight and grown quite a bit. It could just be coincidence, but it seems to coincide with the Bo-Se shot she got. I'm wondering if a Selenium deficiency had something to do with how slight she always has been. Her mama was not small or slender, and Dulci always was. I'm wondering if the shot somehow kicked her metabolism into gear and now she can pack on the weight she should have had. And I'm wondering if I should give my other girls Bo-Se as well, since I know they never got one. It's a question I am going to pose to the vet this week, when I give them an update.
"Ok, Dulci, it's time to put on a collar."
|No maaa, no. No wanna collar.|
|Maaa!!! Maaa! I think I'm being ATTACKED!!|
|There's something on my neck, Maaaa!!!|
|Maaa!!! I don' like it. Gettitoff!|
|Ugh, she's SUCH a baby!|
|Maaaa! Maaa! Lookit! I's ok with it now!|
|Wan' me to get closer? See mee now, maaaa???|
|Wait maa, wait! Lookit! Glamour shot! See maa? See???|
|Ok maaa. This is my water bucket and my window.|
|Ok, everyone's, maaaa. Sheesh. And this is the other window.|
|And this is Lilly and Minerva's hay rack. They don't let me eat from it. They're mean!!!|
|And this is my hayrack. All mine. But I have to share with a stupid chicken. She putses eggs in my hay. Stupid chicken!|
|And these is the food bowls. When we eat, I has to play bowl roulette, because when I find good stuff in my bowl, Lilly butts me out and I have to switch bowls to her bowl. Then Minerva butts me out and I have to switch again! It makes me so tireds!|
Yeah, the food thing is not working for us. There is way too much bowl switcheroo. If anyone has a solution to this issue, I'm all ears. I have some ideas, but I'd love to know if anyone has had this problem and tackled it. It's been a real pain in the neck, as I don't want to stand there the whole time they're eating just to be sure Dulci gets her fair share.
"On my way out girls, let's get a group shot."
|Ok maaa!!! Cheeeeez!|
|How's this maaa? How's this? Am I scootched enough??? Am I??|
|Chmmmmmmffzzz! Slurp slurp chomp!|