Yeah, no debudding (dehorning!) here!! Especially with the coyote around [saw her yesterday :) ] I really like that they have horns - some kind of protection at least!
That's the awkward thing, the goats don't actually have a vet... :/ It seems as though the closest vet that does goats is about an hour car ride away.
Lacey's vet knows next to nothing about goats and Booth, the cat,'s vet doesn't know goats either. :/
Anyhoo, today he got little tennis balls on his horns instead of the stick. I cut a small slit in 2 mini tennis balls, one went over the tip of each horn, then each ball got liberally duct taped on. He looks like he has eye-stalks! Hahaha I feel a lot more comfortable with doing them that way vs the "horn braces." Time will tell how long they stay on, but currently they're on those horns pretttty firmly.
I DO have a somewhat interesting story to add to the "Gentleman Files" for those interested parties...
1. About a week ago, my brother and his wife basically gave me a patootie whipping about my texting (or lack there of). Basically I had been texting him with a sense of self-depreciation - that I was the one being the "agressor" and that I was probably constantly in danger of being "too much". But then, my bro and SIL made me really think about it and I realized that he "likes" pretty much every status I post on Facebook, he texts me back when I text him, he posts on my fb wall more than I post on his fb wall, etc, and I realized that truthfully all my texting was really my form of "liking" something on FB or whatever. That he has one way of showing our friendship and I have another way and that's ok.
Anyway, so my SIL basically told me to text "like the Honey Badger, like I just don't care." And that is exactly what I've been doing. And it's been working pretty well. He's texting me more (like instead of just "hahaha", it'll be "hahaha" plus a real sentence of words) back and I'm starting to feel better about this whole thing - less awkward and nervous about texting him because I've switched my thinking from "oh geeze, I hope he thinks this is funny" to knowing that he will find it funny because I know for a fact that he likes my sense of humor. Basically just working on being more self confident, not overly confident, but less of a nervous Nelly.
Whew, hopefully that makes sense - it's 10pm and that's my bedtime.
2. This story probably needs background:
There's this guy who worked at camp with me and Gentleman Friend. I've known and worked with at camp said guy since I was....16 (met Gentleman Friend at 20). That guy and I basically had a flirtation-ship. Basically we flirted every summer allll summer and he was a "you call me, I'll be there" sort of guy for me, while I was at camp. Gentleman Friend and Camp Guy go/went to the same college (CG graduated last year) and all three of us go to the same church.
Last summer I was really hopeful that something was finally happening with CG and I..........but nothing did.
Gentleman Friend started showing more interest/we started becoming better friends and CG started working on Sunday nights so I never saw him at church anymore (none of us work at camp anymore).
Also, if anyone ever watches the show "New Girl", CG is basically the Nick-character...in real life. EXACTLY like that.
Then, after a few months of this^, CG shows back up at church on a Sunday night...and on a night that Gentleman Friend was at church and had gotten very little sleep - GF was being above average flirty with me and just all kinds of..."friends" sort of friends. So CG saw this and then basically ignored me for the next few times he saw me. He'd talk to GF but I was basically dead to him, it seemed.
I obviously felt terrible but at the same time, I needed to move on from CG because it had been, what, 4-5 years of chances for him? And really, someone who would behave like that^ is not someone I need seriously in my life.
ANyhoo, I saw CG again at church a month or two later (without GF) and his only comment to me was "You're sitting over here? Where's (GF)? I thought you only sat here to be with him." [when he knew full well that I sat in that spot whether GF is there or not] Buuuuuurrrrrrrrn. Yeah, RUDE.
Then, I saw CG at church tonight.
He came over, sat down next to me, and started doing that "inquiring" thing guys do where they act like they don't care about the answer, about where GF was... Anyway so I told him, we talked a bit - apparently he's going to ride a horse tomorrow and thought I needed to know
and then he left.
It was all together very strange. But he didn't seem as downright mad as he had seemed post-"incident"...so I guess that's good. I really do like him as a person and he is a wonderful person, just I need someone who talks about how they're feeling instead of playing silly middle school games....
I still really feel bad about CG though. I feel like I accidentally led him on somehow and maybe I did, but come on. We had been flirting for 4 or 5 years, I was pretty sure that if he felt something he would have done something about it, or at least asked for my phone number!
But yeah. Feel bad. I'm glad we talked tonight though. I tried to be really neutral and didn't flirt with him or anything, even though he was trying to flirt, because I don't want a repeat.
ANyway, cookies if you read all that! Props to you! No worries if you did not, I don't blame you. Haha
And for that, I will reward you with a picture of the train that I ride n a near daily basis. Of course, my phone decided that said train was a solid beam of light...but I like it. :)