Thanks Cherrij, Christy and Maggie!
I'm just really in shock still. I can't believe that she didn't talk to me about what the problem was. Maybe I'm weird, but that's my first line of 'defense' with people I have to be around. If they do something I don't like and can't get over, I TALK TO THEM about it!!
And what happened to all the work I did with Fabio? I mean, I helped make her 'wild' 'spooky' horse, who was doing literally nothing, INTO A THERAPY HORSE.
But somehow I made all the 'normal' horses crazy, completely out of the blue? Did I use voodoo to transfer Fabs' crazy into Buddy and Skippy?? Explain to me how that worked.
I hope Fabs can keep it up without me there. I'm gonna miss him. :(
Ehhhh. Anyway. I hung out with my cousin, it was wonderful. :) Then I came home and snuggled Lacey for a bit. She's the best comforter there is!
It was pretty funny getting Lacey+the goats into their stalls. They were chilling allll the way down at the bottom of the pasture - it's windy and Lacey likes down there when it's windy... I think she maybe feels safer somehow.
Anyway, the goat were over in the llamas pasture, of course! I collected Lacey first, then started calling the goats and they came along quite happily. However, Atti hopped the fence...then Hazel tried and failed [she went to hop over the fence, misjudged the distance and brought her front legs down too soon]. She seemed to remember her stuck-in-fence-fiasco so, instead of retrying at that same place, she went trotting off to find a place where she could squeeze under the fence, instead of jumping. I thought that was quite creative of her, given that she had to walk about 20 feet away from Atti and Lacey, then find a spot in the fence, and weasel her way through. Problem solving goat!! haha
[I wish it wasn't so expensive to install a taller, more goat proof fence between the llamas and the goats! However, it'd be like $500+ to do it and well...yeahhhhh]
On the Atti front, guess who's learned a new trick? ;) 1. He's now pro at "shake hands" which is hiiiiilarious. 2. He's learning "up!" which is basically rearing on command. Not sure how bright of an idea that one was to teach...but so far he's realized that he only gets praised when he does it on command and that he's not allowed to do it within 'range' of humans. So basically he backs up 4+ steps, THEN rears.