Amazing Goats

7 Feb

I have been crazy worried about Maisie not having kids.  In fact, Sunday afternoon I thought she was dribbling amniotic fluid, so I did a check.  I was trying to be quick and careful, and I was wearing my glove with some lube.  She was not happy and fought me, but I though I could feel her cervix closed.

Maisie

Maisie

I did get nervous enough to call the vets on Monday afternoon, and they told me not to worry about her being overdue as long as she was eating and acting normal.  Of course, I still worried.  I had thoughts of Boeris babies with big heads (Maisie is a Boeris baby) and how Maggie and Sallie showed no signs of being in labor because they just couldn’t get the kids far enough down to push.  I had thoughts of Pam’s baby being tail first and her not showing signs of pushing.  So after a sleepless night, I went out early this morning and saw she’s had more fluid loss because hay was stuck to her back end. I caught her and did another quick check.  This time without the glove, and I could feel that it was kid–not any part of a kid I could identify.  I called the vet, and he showed up quickly and went to work.  It took him a few minutes, and he even had to use the snare, but he got the kid out.

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Have I mentioned that I really love my vets?

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This was one huge boy!  For a last surprise, he has wattles!

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It’s a Sam baby!

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Introducing Hercules!

And I get to sleep all night tonight.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

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10 Responses to “Amazing Goats”

  1. Dave From Philadelphia February 7, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    Yeah! Sleep well!

  2. brokenbarn February 7, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    Sweet face!

  3. brokenteepee February 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

    Oh, he’s adorable! Enjoy your sleep

  4. Anne February 7, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

    He is simply quite handsome! Glad you can rest!!

  5. Margaret February 7, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

    He certainly is a big boy and very handsome. I’m glad you’re going to get a good nights sleep

  6. pattisj February 7, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

    Finally–some sleep! Enjoy! Your vets are amazing. And that is one handsome kid you have there.

  7. Jeanne February 8, 2017 at 2:37 am #

    What a beautiful baby! Love those wattles! So glad you’re getting a good night’s sleep.

  8. Jim February 8, 2017 at 2:49 am #

    Sam is going to be a handsome fellow, a ladykiller. He is soooo cute, I love his waddles. (Your ‘Goat Waddles’ reference: https://books.google.com/books?id=1SQl7Ao3mHoC&pg=PA486&lpg=PA486&dq=goat+wattles+genetics&source=bl&ots=B8LbIDio3Y&sig=G6V42EhPVtVWB15wnsyQ8OlgFS8&hl=en&ei=pRmATeycDI-ugQf11c2WCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result#v=onepage&q=goat%20wattles%20genetics&f=false )
    Have you had any goats born without ears?
    ..

    • Teresa February 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

      The goats without ears are LaMancha goats. I have never had any. I have to say, I don’t want any either. I like my goats’ ears.

  9. Linda, Shenandoah Valley February 9, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

    Oh my! What a cutie!

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