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Holy Crazy Hormones

5 Aug

It’s important to keep slip-on shoes handy by the door.  As I was getting ready to put on my sneakers, I saw the llama fly past in pursuit of a goat.  I switched into emergency mode, slipped on my shoes and ran out the door.  That allowed me to hear the orgling.

Tony Llama

It’s nice to know I’m not so old that I can’t run because Tony was determined to breed Pluto, my itty bitty wether.  My mom had just arrived, so I grabbed Pluto and got him shoved into the garage with her.

Pluto

I threatened Tony with being turned into a wether, and he just kept orgling.  Then Zeus didn’t help because he tried jumping Tony (the wrong end).

Zeus

Then Tony went after Anubis.  I was a little worried, but Anubis likes his horns, and a quick jab was all it took to get Tony to back off.  That got Tony to settle down, thankfully.

Anubis

Xerxes was off making out with Maggie while all of this was going on, but I’m not worried about him either.

Xerxes and Maggie

He’s a big boy.

Xerxes

I’m guessing the bucks coming into rut and the girls starting to come into heat didn’t help Tony. He just wants to do his job, but really.

By the way, with Fionn not feeling well, Xerxes has been promoted to my main herd sire. I’m pretty sure he’s up for the job.

Anyhow, I brought Pluto back into the main herd.

Pluto

It has been almost a year since he was with his mom and the rest of the herd, and I don’t think he’s much bigger than he was then.  He didn’t make it out to pasture with everyone.

Pluto and Aurora

So after lunch, I walked with him out to pasture to find the herd.  He followed me through the barn, down the lane and out to pasture.  We went across the bottom, through the gates, had a leaf as a snack, and went up the hill.

You get pictures of this because we had a renactment the next day.

Finally, we made it to the rest of the herd.  I tried to get him to go with his mom, but she’s not sure about him being back with the group.

Dolly and Pluto

I thought it was going to be pretty easy, but once we got out there, he was glued to my side.  I couldn’t get away from him.  He butted heads with Hera for a while.

Hera

Finally, I managed to sneak away.

When I checked on him later, he was just lying in the middle of everyone.  He is such a little sweetie.

It’s easy to forget he’s over a year old.  He’s more closely matched to Pepe, the smallest of my March kids.  These two make a good pair.

Pluto in front; Litha and Pepe in back

Pepe

I will say, Anubis was a bit upset about his twin brother being taken from him.

Zeus and Anubis; Pluto on the other side

But he still has his buddy Zeus to keep him company.

Hopefully, Tony will settle down.

Otherwise, he might have to get wethered.  I’d kind of like to not have to do that until I get to at least see the babies he made with Maybeline and Odie.

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