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Perdita’s Bad Day

12 Jun

I got up Friday morning for my 6:00 am check of Onyx (I don’t know how she hasn’t kidded yet).  When I opened the door, I heard a panic yell.  I rushed out and found Perdita had gotten a front foot stuck between two slats of the picnic table.  She was hanging from it with no foot on the bench or ground.  She was hanging from the leg.  I rushed over and picked up her body to take weight off the foot and gently slid it out.  When I set her down, she basically collapsed.

Aurora in front of the table (no pictures from the drama)

I picked her up and was going to put her in the shade up north where nobody would bother her, but when I set her down to open the gate, she again collapsed.  I let her rest there.  After a bit, I moved her in the north paddock because I didn’t want her trying to go out to pasture.  She still was not walking well and was kind of in shock.  Her shoulder was swollen.  I put her in the shade and got her some meds for the pain and swelling.

Perdita after she was able to stand and walk again

She rested most of the day.  By evening she was feeling much better.  She was back to getting in trouble.  Is it any wonder this girl hurt herself?

I don’t ever remember a goat being up there before.

I decided since she was up in the north paddock, I might as well wean her.  I had been planning on doing it anyhow because I want to milk. That took her day from bad to worse.  She and Astra were both unhappy with the weaning.

Astra and Perdita

Astra is fine with coming in to get milked, but she does miss her little girl.

I got a quart this morning (if that holds, she’ll give me about 1/2 gallon per day)

In the evening, Perdita found another fun game.

“I want my maa!”

This time, she was a very bad influence on Zinnia’s kids.  They thought it was great. (Video at the end of the post because I hate the WordPress block editor.)

Ivy and Jack playing on the hut; Perdita egging them on.

Later, my five-months-pregnant Onyx was up there, and my nice tarp hut was pretty much demolished.

Just because I’m pregnant doesn’t mean I can’t still have fun.

That means Saturday morning began with checking Onyx, milking Astra, and then re-building a new hut.

They seem to like it.  I had goats in there before it was even done.

Haley was the first to check it out.

Zinnia and kids by the other entrance/exit

It’s not quite done, but I need to run to town before I finish it, so we’re calling it good for now. And that brat better stay off of it!