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Another Girl Watcher

9 Sep

Fionn is feeling much better.  He’s gaining his weight back.  He’s not full weight or strength yet, but he is greatly improving.  He’s trying to run me over to get to the food whenever I go in there.

I noticed this past weekend that he was staring out to pasture, watching for the girls.

(I distracted him; he really was watching for the girls.)

He’s also peeing on his face. I am not happy about that, but it is an improvement.  He didn’t feel well enough to do that for a while.

That’s normal buck behavior this time of year.  For comparison, check out how nasty Anubis is looking.

Anubis

Fionn has also taken up his old hobby of trying to knock the building down.

He’s not helping the door.

I just am not sure he’s quite where I can put him back with the rest of the bucks.  Mostly because I don’t want him fighting with Xerxes.

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Just Stop

22 Dec

I can’t tell you how many times I have told Sugar to just stop beating her head on everything.  She will not listen to me.  Now it’s such a mess all she has to do it barely touch something and she rubs the scabs off.  She has her head bleeding like crazy again tonight.

Sugar Osboer

Sugar Osboer

I’ve had the vets here. I can order a ram mask to give her some padding, but I can’t do that until she’s healed up.  Their suggestion is to sell her, but she is due to kid in March, and I won’t sell her to someone as a breeding doe.  She is petrified of people (does okay with me if I’m not touching/doing anything to her).  I’m just trying to figure out how to get her not to bleed to death until her kids get here.   I just want to cry every time I look at her.  Just stop.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow (and I promise no gross goat pictures).  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

The Continuing Saga of Sugar

17 Oct

You might remember that Sugar was beating her own head against a wooden post to the point that she was bloody and swollen and gross.  Well, when she was stuck in a manger, I did manage to give her a shot of antibiotics because she smelled dead.  Unfortunately, getting poked in the butt was a great incentive to get herself loose, and I didn’t get the chance to clean it up.  After a few days, it was obvious she needed more than just a shot of antibiotics.  I called the vet and with the help of my son and a whole lot of luck, we managed to get her caught and shut in the Love Shack with Xerxes.  Great.  The two wildest goats on the farm are shut in together.

Sugar and Xerxes

Sugar and Xerxes

The vet was not a fan of Sugar.  It was a mutual feeling though.  Sugar got the injury cleaned up.  There is a hole in her horn, which is not good, but I’m not sure what to do about that. Then we used a spray on the injury, which made the maggots come out.  It was disgusting.

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Bless my nephew for coming each evening and helping me treat her.  I think all the maggots are gone, and it’s starting to look better.  It’s going to be a while before she gets let out of the Love Shack area though.

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I did manage to catch her and spray her for flies by myself tonight!  Oh, this girl.  She’s killing me.

I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  I have the items listed in my side bar.