The Wattles of a Queen

26 Jun

Minnie Pearl (and Meg) is twelve-and-a half-years old.  I can’t believe it.  This heat has been really hard on her.

Minnie Pearl Saanen

Minnie Pearl Saanen

She doesn’t like it at all, and I can tell she’s lost quite a bit of weight.

Herd Queen_0084ews

She still acts pretty good, but I’m worried about my old lady.  She’s been our herd queen for a long time, and she and Meg are the last two of my original girls.


They are the only two that had wattles.  Hmmm…  Maybe we’re on to something there.


15 Responses to “The Wattles of a Queen”

  1. celticmama36 June 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

    Pardon the probably stupid question, but what is the purpose of a wattle?

    She’s a pretty queen. 🙂

    Have a great week!

    • Teresa June 27, 2016 at 7:31 am #

      They have absolutely no purpose. They are just little goatie decorations.

      • Jeanne June 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm #


      • celticmama36 June 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

        Cool, they came with their own jewelry. 🙂

      • Teresa June 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm #


  2. Jim June 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

    This heat is hard on us old folk. 🙂
    Thank you for continuing with the Friday Hunt.
    At the letter, “A”, this would be a good time for folks to jump in.
    Do you ever ‘rubber band’ the wattles? Surgery?

    • Teresa June 27, 2016 at 7:31 am #

      I love the wattles! I think they are adorable. No need to remove them.

  3. Margaret June 27, 2016 at 12:14 am #

    Is there a purpose for the wattles?

  4. Jeanne June 27, 2016 at 12:16 am #

    Minnie Pearl is truly a lovely old lady! How is a new herd queen chosen, when the time comes?

    • Teresa June 27, 2016 at 7:32 am #

      Sadly, it will be all the candidates fighting it out for the top position. Kind of like our political system, only physically. I’m hoping Bud will just step into the position because he’s already a leader in the herd, kind of like Minnie’s VP.

      • Jeanne June 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

        That’s interesting! I rather thought it might be that way. If you think it’ll make any difference, tell Bud I’m voting for him!! 😁

      • Teresa June 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

        I told him I’d put him in a dress and he could be our herd queen. He wasn’t impressed. LOL

  5. Eileen Wise June 27, 2016 at 7:13 am #

    Hello, I hope you and your goats survive the heat. Minnie Pearl is a lovely lady. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

    • Teresa June 27, 2016 at 7:33 am #

      We’re supposed to get a break in the heat by tomorrow. That will be nice.

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