I’m taking the goats to show at the Colorado State Fair, and I was so sad that I had to shave them, especially the babies. I’m not sure it made much difference for the sleek Petunia, but it made her front end darker and the white strike on her side stand out a lot more.
Petunia’s wings are as big as ever!
I’m being swarmed!!
I was so sad when I had to shave Nubbins downy-soft coat. It felt like rabbit fur, and now all that’s left is a little bottle-brush tail.
Goat attack! AAAAHHHH!!!
“I’m a big goat! Milk me!”
Petunia is darkening a little and there are roan spots coming out on her legs, neck and chest. Under the white hair, the underside of her throat, neck, and chest have the same pattern as Cuzco. I wonder if more hair will keep growing in darker on the dark skin? I know that her chest and throat will stay white since the skin there is pink. She’s also showing a white strike on her right side. Her tri-colored face is reminding me more and more of how Cuzco looked as a baby, but of course Petunia will always be a lighter buckskin shade.
The babies got their 2nd CD/T shot today. Nubbin struggled and made my job difficult and made it hurt more for herself in the process. She bawled her head off. Poor little baby. I’m glad goats are so forgiving. We gave her some vanilla wafers and she immediately forgot all about it. I don’t like making this sweet goatie cry!
Everyone lounges on the cement pad in front of the garage.
Except Lilly. Lilly eats like a machine. Good thing she has a high metabolism to accommodate her appetite! Nibbles can’t get away with such gluttony without becoming obese and even bloated.
Nibbles has nice back hair. I don’t want to shave it for State Fair. Do you think they’ll let me braid it down her back instead?
Not the neatest job in the world, perhaps, but with a bit of gel and a little more time I could probably make this look extremely awesome!
The goatlings stake out their territory, each in her own corner of the garage.
Five minutes later, Petunia is getting lonely
Five minutes more and Petunia has decided that a friend is better than an unchallenged claim on garage door real estate. She’s also doing her best impression of a llama.
Petunia likes to eat ants. First she stalks them.
Then she pounces on them.
Yum, yum… ants.
Svelte Petunia struts her stuff.
Fuzzball Nubbin shows off her Nubian adorableness.
Petunia’s batwing ears are out of control!
Nubbin could easily win a stuffed animal look-alike contest. She’s so fuzzy and cute I can never resist cuddling her every chance I get.
I think we should start measuring Petunia by wingspan… er, earspan… rather than height. It would be a more accurate description of this goat!
Nubbin is just certain that the milk will flow if only she sucks these lug nuts hard enough.
Cuzco found a hose.
It wasn’t there yesterday.
There’s only one thing to be done.
Keep pulling it
Until it’s mostly on the ground.
And you can lie down and grin with the self-satisfaction that only comes with a job well done.