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        01-30-2013, 11:26 PM
      #241
    Weanling
    Ya know Wallaby, your thread has got to be my favorite to read. I love your pictures and hearing all about the adventures of Lacey and the gang. You truly can write about your life very well, it makes my daily life look so boring. Thank you for posting often, it keeps me entertained!
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        01-31-2013, 12:45 AM
      #242
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    Oh shoot, SS! You are so sweet!
    My friends tease me all the time about being real life Rainbow Bright meets Snow White...
    I'm super glad it keeps you entertained!! :)


    ETA:
    I almost forgot this!
    Today the animals pulled a terrible TERRIBLE trick on me.
    It's been raining really hard lately and Lacey has decided to take her cue form the goats and not leave the shed EVER when it's raining. Hahaha
    So, I've just driven up+parked after a long day at school that I barely survived. I start walking down to the shed and I see Hazel laying down on one side of Lacey, Lacey sort of standing over her in, what appeared to be, "Guard Lacey" mode (she was pinning her ears and just sort of looked mad). So I'm wondering what the heck is going on.
    Hazel was acting really weird this morning so my first thought is "babies? What? Now??"
    Then I see this flash of white next to Lacey (it's half dark, mind you) and Lacey looked even more pissy.
    So I'm freaking out.

    I get down to the barn and you know what? That flash of white I saw = Atticus' belly spot. THE JERK.
    He's been being really mean to Hazel (he's decided that he's the big boss now and with that comes shoving Haze around all the time) lately but Hazel is Lacey's bestie so Lacey was guarding HAZEL from Atticus, making it so Haze could lay in L's hay pile and have "buddy time" without disturbance.

    1. My animals could possibly be the most stupidly cute evvvver.
    2. THEY ARE SUCH JERKS TO MY BABY-WANTING HEART.

    So that was ridiculous. Really ridiculous.
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        01-31-2013, 11:38 PM
      #243
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    Oh man, guys. Today was almost 50* out and it's starting to feel+look all spring-y outside....I am DYING to ride.
    I'm really really trying to wait until May for Miss Lace because, though she's been super sound since October, I REALLY want her to come back totally sound.
    Maybe it would be ok to hop on her and walk around? I mean, she is still being ridden once a week by a little 90 pounder and she's even progresed to sound trotting+kid...I'm only about 50 pounds heavier than that kid...
    Walking with me, just around the pasture, might be good exercise for her? #justification

    Anyway, on the note of it being warm, tonight the girls are getting to go blanket-less for the first time since mid-October!
    Lacey is super thrilled.
    This winter has been her "being a horse" winter and she's realy discovered that she likes not wearing a blanket. I'm sure her opinion would change if I "forced" her to go an entire winter without any blanket, and she does she really appreciate blankets on cold days, but she's really been enjoying being "free" sans blanket on a regular basis.
    Anyway, she's happy.

    Hazel, on the other hand, was very confused and slightly offended that I didn't put her blanket on her.
    She'll be totally fine, of course, but she's SO habit-oriented that the mere fact I did not blanket her really threw her off.
    I don't think she even really cares about the blanket itself, the issue was that I didn't follow our "protocol".
    Poor dear was sticking her nose through the fence, doing her soft little baah. It was pathetic. I reminded her that she would be fine. She disagreed. Silly girl!

    In other Hazel news, if she's not having babies, I'm super thrilled about the amount of weight she's gained! She was ridiculously skinny for the longest time and now she's finally rounding herself out! Looking less like a refugee.
    If she is having babies...well, that explains the huge belly. But at this point I'm thinking just good weight gain.
    Tuesday is her last possible "due date" so there's only 5-8 days after that to wait until we can be sure.
    [it would be SUPER ironic though if she had been bred the day I brought her home... I would laugh. I would not exactly put it past her though! We'll see.]


    Anyhoo, two pictures:

    One of Lacey, proudly showing off her blanket-less-ness:




    And the other, a little drawing I did in my Jazz History class today...
    I got bored...again.




    That's all!
         
        02-01-2013, 12:00 AM
      #244
    Green Broke
    Quote:...Maybe it would be ok to hop on her and walk around?

    Alright - if you have to but for just five minutes and then it's back to your chores
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        02-01-2013, 12:01 AM
      #245
    Green Broke
    Sorry Wallaby - the screen went all weird and the carrot stuck on my post and not in my basket and now I've lost out on another carrot.
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        02-01-2013, 10:40 PM
      #246
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    Haha! Thanks for the carrot! I love it when that happens - super excited that it happened on MY thread, FINALLY! No worries.
    And hah, I'll keep that in mind! I think I'm going to wait until Spring Break (only about a month away), to keep me motivated to survive this term! Haha And that way she gets some extra time. :)


    I made a picture thread today:
    Just some Lacey/Hazel/Atticus pictures... :)

    Check it, yo.



    In otherrrr news....dunno what's going on with Haze but something seems to be up.
    Her "hoo-ha" is really puffy again, like it was a few weeks ago, but I calculated and it seems that if that was a heat cycle before, this one is too soon? I dunno.
    Anyway, there's that and she's acting like her udder is sensitive (today she kicked at me when I tried to do my daily feel - it was not much bigger than usual though), and she spent the day trying to be about as far away from Lacey and Atticus as possible. She did not want me to touch her AT ALL and she did not particularly want the others near her...
    When I put them in for the night (had to herd Haze in, she did NOT want to go), she disinterestely ate dinner, then went and stood in the far corner of the goat pen, shifting her weight every minute or so.
    Sooo I elected to put her in the "kidding stall", just to be safe. She wasn't giving any of the "signs" - no major discharge, no digging, no licking, no talking, no obvious contractions (though she was arching her back as she shifted her weight...), etc...but I dunno. I feel better knowing she's by herself. Better safe than sorry!

    It was a very spring-y day today which may have something to do with her unusual behavior but I guess we'll see in the coming days! Only 12 more until we can be 100% sure!

    Silly girl is LIVING to give me gray hair.
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        02-01-2013, 11:09 PM
      #247
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    Anyway, there's that and she's acting like her udder is sensitive (today she kicked at me when I tried to do my daily feel - it was not much bigger than usual though), and she spent the day trying to be about as far away from Lacey and Atticus as possible. She did not want me to touch her AT ALL and she did not particularly want the others near her...
    When I put them in for the night (had to herd Haze in, she did NOT want to go), she disinterestely ate dinner, then went and stood in the far corner of the goat pen, shifting her weight every minute or so.
    Hmmmm, sounds like very mommy to be behavior, and possible stage one labor.

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    Sooo I elected to put her in the "kidding stall", just to be safe. She wasn't giving any of the "signs" - no major discharge, no digging, no licking, no talking, no obvious contractions (though she was arching her back as she shifted her weight...), etc...but I dunno.
    Good call.
    Sometimes they don't dig, lick, or are obvious with the outward signs.
    The arching of the back could have been contractions as usually the contractions themselves are less obvious, specially with all the hair.
    Or, she could have been arching and trying to shift the babies because she's being poked by a hock inside, but combined with the above mentioned behavior....seems very suspicious.
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        02-01-2013, 11:12 PM
      #248
    Weanling
    I can't wait to see kids soon :)
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        02-02-2013, 12:02 AM
      #249
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    Thanks for the heads up, Leah!
    After I read that, I decided to go check on them, just in case she's suddenly decided to be a fast mover. Conclusion of trip: she has not changed her mind about dragging this out as long as possible.
    It does seem though that something is going on, you may be very right about stage 1 of labor.
    Lacey and Atticus were thrilled to see me, Hazel was most assuredly not. I had brought a flashlight and while Atti+Lacey were clamoring for attention from their respective areas, Hazel just continued to lay in her hay and turned her head over her back (she was laying in the stall facing out) so she didn't "have to" look at me.
    She did not seem very comfortable, just something about her "aura", but that could just be me feeling what I want to feel! Haha
    I do feel better that I checked. Now I can rest a bit easier!

    We'lllll see!
    Why did I think that she would make labor obvious? She's kept us guessing this long, why stop now?
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        02-02-2013, 12:24 AM
      #250
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    Did she seem kind of "spaced out" or ignoring you in a way that seemed like she didn't really notice that you were there?
    In stage one they often "listen to the babies" and pretty much shut everything else out.
    Not sure how close you live to the barn, but a 2:00am/3:00am check might not be a bad idea.
    If it is stage one, it can take a while, or it can slip by pretty quickly.
    Yeah... you know goats... one size never fits all.
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