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        09-07-2012, 08:16 PM
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    Talking Introducing....Hazel+Atticus!

    =Lacey's new, hopefully permanent, "BFFs".

    I just got them home about an hour ago.
    So far, Lacey hasn't realized that they're here. Atticus, the "baby", was bleating most pitifully as we took him down to the shed but it didn't phase her at all. She didn't even look up from grazing. She'll be in for a hugge surprise when she goes down to the shed! Haha
    I think she's going to like them but yknow. I decided to leave them all alone for an hour or two (I left them at 4:30pm, going back up to feed "dinner" at 7ish) to settle in.
    The poor goaties were pretty stressed by the car ride, however I don't totally blame them considering that the house they came from has the scariest driveway ever = traumatizing start to the trip.

    Anyway, I was going to wait to introduce them until this evening, after "dinner" but I decided that perhaps more pictures should wait until tomorrow, give them more time to get photogenic and all.

    Basic facts:
    Hazel is the white longhaired one. She's an old lady at 9 years old. Goat 9 is like horse 20, to give you a comparison. She's an Angora and so far seems to be exactly like Lacey, personality-wise. She's all "THIS is the way I like it and I WILL be sassy until you do it right." THE BEST.

    Atticus is 5 months old. He's the multi-colored one. He's an Alpine LaMancha cross (LaMancha's are the kind with little ears=why he has little ears). He's VERY dramatic about everything...but in a sweet way. He even, when Hazel is a little too mean to him (Hazel's the BOSS), bleats this little tiny "Woooooe is me, I'm so sad" soft little bleat that demands hugs. And then you hug him and he leans into it like you're his best friend even though you just met him... THE CUTEST.

    Anyway. They are great. Hopefully they work out for forever. That would be nice for everyone involved.

    And I am sorry. No Lacey pictures in this one. :( She was too far away as I walked past to get good pictures and I didn't want her to follow me up to the gate and get all pathetic when I left if I went down to her+attracted her attention... :/

    Atticus was NOT a fan of leading via a leash. Hazel was pro at it but poor Atti. He needs some training.

    The pair of them...



    "I haz curly hairs."

    *masqurades as sheepdog*

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        09-07-2012, 08:19 PM
    I Love LaManchas! Cool!
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        09-07-2012, 08:22 PM
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        09-07-2012, 09:22 PM
    Very cute! Good luck with your new additions! :)
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        09-07-2012, 09:31 PM
    Angora's are GREAT, had two as pets and my mum's parents bred them for a bit of extra $$. They are a pain to "shear" though, when we had to do them I remember our angora's... Penny liked Pepsi Max (found out by accident - mum didnt watch my drink) and Amber liked Frootloops (found out also by accident when she walked into our kitchen from outside!!!) Have fun with them
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        09-07-2012, 09:40 PM
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    Atti looks like he would love a hundred kisses and Hazel about a thousand squeezes.
    So Cute!!!
    Congrats goatie mum!
    Btw, Atti looks to be in ok in weight. Dairy breeds are slender built anyway, think boney dairy cows vs the beefy breeds, and as a youngster he is expected to be a tad bit gangly.
    Hazel? Weeellll... hard to tell with the luxurious outer garments.

    Very nice looking new kids!
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        09-07-2012, 11:25 PM
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    That's great, Cowchick! I'm quickly becoming a fan myself. I've heard that LaManchas can be some of the best attitude-wise, I was thrilled when it turned out that Atti was half LM!

    Thanks HLL! :)

    Thanks MLH! I appreciate it. Haha

    Sommsama, that's great! I'm really excited about getting to know them both. They're each sooo different but also so within the range of personalities that should really work out here.
    As far as shearing goes, time will tell. Lol I've read on various goat forums that, if I don't want to save the fiber, it's not too hard to just use a pair of scissors. I don't plan on using any fiber from her, aside from maybe stuffing a few pillows or I'm crossing my fingers that it'll be as "easy" as some people seems to make it sound!

    Thanks Leah!! I'm actually about to pm you about them..again.
    I will be sure, once they're less concerned about me, to give them those hugs+squeezes. Currently they're not 100% sure that I'm not seeing a roast when I look at them.

    Lacey just met them, over the fence, and her reaction went like this: "WAT is THAT??! Oh, it's moving away...ME LOVE. NEED MORE. NEED to snuggle! New plaything! EMILY, did you see those creatures over there? THEY ARE MY BEST FRIENDS."
    I think it's safe to say that she most heartily approves.

    The goats on the other hand: "WHITE GIANT. "

    I think they'll get over it pretty fast though. When Hazel heard grain happening on the Lacey side of the fence between the goats and Lacey, she was very willing to walk right up to the fence even though L was only a couple feet away. It was good.
        09-07-2012, 11:27 PM
    That curly one is a goat? OMG! I thought it was a sheep!
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        09-07-2012, 11:58 PM
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    RIGHT??!!!! She's basically a ninja goat. And such a sass monster. It's the best.
        09-08-2012, 03:10 AM
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    Ohmygod! Hazel is AWESOMEEEEE! Haha she looks like a dog in that last one!

    Haha poor atticus just looks so lost! Hopefully he chills out soon!
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