I'm really glad you "get it," paintsrule!! Makes me feel less crazy. Haha We'll see, of course, but there's been a definite shift in the tone of our interactions post "cool-together-forever." Of course, it could just be that he's really close to graduating and is feeling more "snuggly" towards all his friends as a result...but who knows. I can hope, right?
On that front, I tried texting him on Monday to set up a day for our zoo-thing...but, silly me, I forgot it was finals and therefore he was all "I'm too focused on finals to plan anything but I DO want to do it!!".......and then he thanked me for being "proactive." Thanks, dude, for making me feel 80!!
He meant it in a good way but still.
So I told him the days I'm available and suggested this coming Monday, then told him some jokes, and left it at that.
We'll see what happens.
I WAS glad that he basically told me "no" though. He's pretty "yes-yes-yes" to everyone, all the time, and it's nice to see that he actually has "I can't do this right now" in his system.
On the animal front, being out at night has been agreeing with everybody and they all seem to be doing super well!
Lacey's been "upgraded" to the grazing muzzle with a small hole (she has one that has a 2.5"diameter hole and another that has a 1" hole - she's in the 1" hole now!) and she's VERY mad about it. Every evening she practically begs to have it taken off - makes it super easy to get her down to the shed for "dinner" since she refuses to leave my side at that point.
But she was getting fat...ter. Can't allow that! That's my goal for this summer - keep her at a healthy weight, or as close to a healthy weight, as possible. Fingers crossed!
Her neck is the only thing that's "obese" about her right now which is GREAT! Usually she gets wither fat pads, shoulder fat pads, and a really cresty neck that WILL NOT come off once the spring grass comes in. So her neck being the only fatty thing right now is a real improvement! Her ribs are even still easily felt. I'm really excited about it! Hahaha
[and, just for the record, because this is one of my most favorite facts - you know how I take photos of animals? Like the style, hopefully capturing a bit of who they are, on the inside? Gentleman Friend does 100% the same thing, only with people. And he has a hard time photographing animals - just like I couldn't photograph people if my life depended on it! It's great.]
There's this cat that sometimes walks me up to the pasture - I've named her "Maggie" inside my head. She's REALLY friendly. And super tiny - maybe 5lbs. Like 1/3 the size of my personal cat. Hahahha
Atticus...and Hannibal. Hahaha!
Then, after dinner, I sat in the grass for a while. Atti and Lacey were just grazing but Haze decided to come over and say hi.
I'm always so honored when she seeks me out. She's really not "friendly" in a basic sense.. She's more of an introvert - lots of watching and thinking, not a whole lot of action. Anyway, so her wanting to check me out is always really special.
If you had asked me in September, I would have told you that there was no way on earth that I would ever become so attached to a GOAT. Famous last words, eh? Haha
"Are those deer bothering you?"
"That's right, deer. RUN. This is MY hooman!"
Then, Miss Lace, the other morning. :)