Hahahahahahaha Leah! I like you.
If she had had babies, oh boy, this whole board would know. There would be NO ESCAPE!!!!
Buuuuuut, coy goat is still playing coy:
Yup, no babies No new udder "improvements"...just same old Haze.
She is laying down A LOT more than she was though... She even let me sit on the ground with her and stroke her today. Usually she gets up as soon as I start getting down to her level when she's laying down...
But she is an old lady so laying down is sort of to be expected.
I tried really feeling her belly today but nothing came of it. I thoughhhhht I felt something in there but I was really pushing so it could have been internal organs, rumen, baby, who knows. HAZEL.
This goat is going to be the death of me for sure.
I thiiiink I found ligaments today though! I found them on Atticus first then tried on Hazel. Her's were a lot less "there" than his were. His were definitely tight pencils and hers were iffy pencils. BUT, she has a more generous bottom than he does. He's definitely "dairy" (look at who's using the 'lingo'!!) and she's definitely not. She is bonier over her ribs and backbone, chunkier over her butt, and he's exactly the opposite.
Anyway, I might have been feeling actual soft ligs or I might have been feeling chunk over normal ligs...
And maybe her ligs are just softer after having so many babies...I mean, she's never been able to lift her tail over her back. When she's excited, level is about as high as it gets (unlike Atticus who can curl it over his back if he wants).
So yeaaaaah. Plus side: only about 15 more days before it's been 155 days since I brought them home and we can be reasonably sure that she's "open" (if she doesn't pop a little one out).
Oh, but, Leah, I don't know if you've tried this/do this but I kind of feel like a genius: as a hair "improve-er" for Miss Hazel, human hair conditioner, mixed with lots of water, in a spray bottle. I did 1 tbsp or conditioner for 16oz of water and OH MY GOODNESS. It has curled her hair right back up and she is SO SOFT right now. She's always soft but not like this! And I can brush her without causing her undue pain via hair pulling... and the water re-curls her hair right up so I'm not messing up the curl by brushing it!
Yesterday I took my cat to the vet. It was a young vet...like my age (well, a little older to have gone through vet school but he just graduated last spring soooo not too much).
Uh yeah, he was a cute cute cute vet. I think my cat is probablyyyy mortally ill and needs this guy (who INSISTED that I call him by his first name) to tend him constantly...
He came up with all these reasons why I need to bring Booth in on a monthly basis, number one being so he can "weigh Booth to make sure his weight is staying healthy - free of course"........I can't just use my scale...at home?
So that was great. I don't usually have guys stumbling all over me (correction, my friends say I do...but I'm about as perceptive as a brick wall so....) so that was somewhat of a confidence boost! Hahaha
I realized afterwards I should have asked him if he knew about goats...
The other hilarious part was, I guess I was lookin' hawt yesterday (sweatshirt, jeans, dirty coat, cat...? Um, ok), every woman in that vet's office, except for the very kind receptionist, gave me some sort of major stink eye.
One of said eyes could have been caused by me parking my van in a compact car space (but they were all compact spaces and I needed to park SOMEWHERE) but really. It was hilarious.
I just want to go back to that vet every time I'm feeling down about something and be all "thas' right, ya'll."
Pictures of the cat in question...I don't know if I've ever introduced you guys to him!!! He's fantastic.
Back when I was working at a summer camp, a group of friends and I found him in the woods, all alone, at about 4 weeks old. His mom+sisters had been dumped with him but they were all eaten by coyotes/bears. SOMEHOW he survived at least one night out there, alone, then we found him.
I was supposed to rehome him after camp butttttt............
Anyway, he's a giant now. Has no idea that he's a cat, wants to wrestle with dogs and snuggle with cats...he's hilarious. He met a Chihuahua once and his method of greeting was to sit on that little dog. Hahahahaha!
His name is Booth, after Booth from Bones. :)
[It seems that all my animals have some sort of hard-luck story...it adds to their charm, right? Haha]
It was warm enough out today for Miss Sassy to wear a light weight sheet to bed!! She was thrilled.
Ending about a week ago, it had been nice for a few weeks so she had gone some time without wearing a blanket during the day. She is NOT the biggest fan of wearing them during the day, now that it's started raining again.
But since I'm not the biggest fan of drying a muddy horse off so I can blanket her at night...tough cookies.
Spring is almost here!
That's all, I believe! :)