Tag Archives: Maisie

The King of His World

22 Jan

Uno is just the king of his little world in the garage.

He’s checking out the new goats that come in to stay warm.

Moira was the latest, but I’m hoping to kick them out tonight.

Moira

Hopefully, Tony doesn’t mind a kid in his hay.

Uno and Tony

Maisie always keeps an eye on him (even when she’s eating).

Maisie

But he just bounces and does what he wants.  You can see a video here. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fedenhills.myson%2Fvideos%2F176338710279381%2F&show_text=0&width=560

Yep, King Uno.

That Leaves Maisie

16 Jan

That leaves Maisie with poor Pistol and Antigone.

Pistol and Antigone

Maisie might have accepted Tony and let her kid snuggle next to a llama. Yeah, that’s where I usually find the kid.

Maisie, Uno, and Tony

Or Uno likes to use Tony as a jungle gym.

But that doesn’t mean Maisie isn’t going to chase the other goats away from her precious baby.

They were going to step into my half of the garage. And they are both my half.  No way!

She really needs to chill, but she’s not going to.  I walked in once to find that Pistol and Antigone were trying to hide from her.  Of course, Antigone noticed the pan of llama food once she was up there. Yes, she has one foot on the bag of potting soil, one foot on the lawn mower handle, one foot on the panel, and one foot on the llama food pan.

Antigone and Pistol

I even tried putting the coat on Uno and putting them in the buck room, but Uno was shivering right away.  I’d still have problems with Maisie picking on Hilda, but I’d also have to worry about Xerxes picking on the kid.  I decided to close my panel and just shut her in with the llama.  If her kid couldn’t get through, maybe she’d stay with him.

That didn’t work.  I added more junk along the panels (to the point I can’t get through). Before.

Yes, Maisie is glaring at Antigone trying to figure out how to kill her while I’m standing there to protect her.

After

It worked.  For about two days.  Then yesterday Maisie (and Uno) were on the wrong side again.  Seriously, Pistol and Antigone just want to be able to take a nap without the fear of being killed by Maisie.

I think they had about five minutes of peace that first full day.

Pistol

You’d think it wouldn’t be too much to ask, but Maisie just can’t refrain from killing someone.  She’d be this problem anywhere I put her.  She’s lucky she’s a good mom and I like her kid.

I’ve Lost All Control

11 Jan

This weekend, my plan was to move goats around to make my June babies.  You know, the very few goats who haven’t already managed to get themselves bred with oopsie babies.  Unfortunately, I am running out of space.  And to make things more fun, we went from 50°F (10°C) on Wednesday to cold, wind and snow by Friday afternoon.  I had to deal with my old ladies that need extra care before I could even think of making June babies.  Today, when I planned on doing all of my moving around is blustery and 20°F (-11.11°C).  That’s way too fast of a change in temperature.

I wanted to move Maisie and Uno out of the garage and put the old ladies in there.

Maisie and Uno

Don’t get me wrong, they are happy in there and Uno is doing well bouncing around, but Maisie is a big, mean bully goat who would not share well with my old ladies.  I was going to put them in the Love Shack where I have a heat lamp, but I’m afraid it’s just too cold to make the move right now, even with a coat.

Uno bouncing on Tony with Maisie watching

One of my old ladies, Maggie, was already in the Love Shack with her daughter, Margarita, for company.  Also, Margarita is a wimp, and I don’t want her not to get enough to eat since she is carrying Xerxes’s oopsie babies.  I decided I could try putting my other old ladies in there with her because it is pretty warm with the wind blocked, the heat lamp and more body heat.

Maggie (back) and Margarita in the Love Shack

Maggie was a brat.  She kept chasing Pistol, Antigone and Cookie out of the Love Shack and into the wind and sleet last night.  It’s really not fair because the Love Shack is where Pistol and Antigone were taking shelter before I shut Maggie in there because she got sick.

“I have claimed the Love Shack for mine. Nobody else!”

Even Margarita was being mean to Antigone.

Margarita

I kicked the three girls back out and tried to figure out a new plan.  In the morning, when I gave everyone some hay for breakfast, I bribed Pistol and Antigone into the milk room and then drug them into the garage.  For now, it’s okay. I gave them water and hay on the far side from mean Maisie’s pen, and they can run around the truck to get away from her.

Pistol and Antigone

It doesn’t help when Uno wants to introduce himself.

Antigone and Uno

I guess this will work for now.  I’m going to try to put Cookie back in with Maggie and see if they can work it out in the Love Shack.

Cookie

They’re half sisters for crying out loud. They used to get along.