Ok, well, counselor thing went "great". As in, no one gave me the address of it so I looked it up online only to find 2 conflicting addresses. Went to the first one, not the right place. Went to find the second one..and discovered that [according to my gps] no such address existed.
So I went home. And called them to say "lol, I tried, guys". Then they gave me the REAL address and I had to reschedule for April. Yaaaay. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Today is the worssssst.
And, on top of that, I got only about 6 hours of sleep last night because I was so wound up about aforementioned NG "stuff"... And sleep makes me optimistic. Therefore, all optimism about everything is gone and I just feel like a failure.
I'm going to try to be in bed, winding down for sleep, by 8pm tonight and hopefully that means I'll actually be asleep by 9:30 or 10.
Jcraig! I love that you're posting so much. You're so funny and it makes me smile!
Nothing much to report..
I finallllly figured out how to get Hazel to eat "best" [she's really loving this new food...but only if it's dry] - I'm still soaking a tiny bit of alfalfa pellets/BP pellets/rice bran pellets for her because she seems to really like it when it's hot with boiling water. Anyway, if I give her about 1/2cup of the soaked mixture in one side of her pan and 3/4lb of the senior feed, she eats nearly all of it.
She's so weird. I can give her a full pound of dry senior feed alone, and she'll maybe eat half. Or give her a pound of the soaked stuff and she'll eat about half. Put them together, but don't mix them [mixing them is a huuuuuge no-no], and boom, she'll eat all of it.
What a sweet weirdo. :) But at least it's not too hard to deal with.
And she's actually putting on some weight!! Her backbone doesn't feel nearly as prominent.
We'll get you fat one of these days, Miss Hazel!
Annnnd time for lots of pictures!
Tuesday morning. Someoneeeee "stole" Lacey's blanket again and couldn't have been happier. <3
Tuesday's post-sunset sunset!
[I don't know if this happens everywhere but these sorts of cloud "things" are pretty typical and AWESOME in the PNW around this tine of year ]
Miss Hazel <3
Last night's drawing
I'm not sure what Atti was thinking but, instead of sleeping 'inside' like he usually does, he was sleeping outside.
So I sat down next to him.
And he put his head on my lap.
And he was SO happy about it.
Then he fell fully asleep like this.
Cutest goat evvvvvver.
He's never done this before. It made my day!!!!!
So strange that Hazel doesn't like her feed soaked. Isn't it normally the other way around? Atleast with my dog it is. I guess dogs and goats aren't the same. LOL. My dog (Chloe) absolutely has to have her food soaked with water. I don't know if its because she thinks the water is a special treat or if the food really does hurt her mouth without being softened. The world will never know. I'll put her food down (dry) and she will look at me like wth is this? Then I put just a sprinkle of water and she eats it. Like magic.
You can call me Julia btw...I think we've made it to that level now. Lol. I think jcraig makes me sound like a man. And i'm not a man.
Haha, ok Julia! :) That's so cute about your dog!!
I think, for Hazel, it's probably not something she's really "used" to - most goat people seem to feed dry feed only so the idea of wet pellets is "weird."
My other theory is that perhaps goats are not so great at generalizing, like a dog or horse might be. Like a horse/dog can usually look at food in a different form that they're used to and be all "ok, whatever, I've eaten this before and it tasted good, so I'll eat it again even though it looks weird this time!"
But, for instance, Atti has no reason to be a picky eater..but he is. He hates soaked feed, loves hard pellets...but only alfalfa pellets. For a while he wasn't eating hardly any hard food - I'd give it to him and he'd immediately turn his nose up at it. Then I started adding in a little ACV to his feed because it helps him not get urinary tract stones when he's eating high protein diet [all the spring grass that's coming in]..and he immediately started eating his hard feed like he couldn't get enough of it. That was the only thing that changed, but suddenly his food is "the best ever" while it was "terrrrrible" before.
He'll eat his flax seeds from my hand...but put them in his food? PSH NO.
They aren't spoiled!!!
Amp23, you NEED a goat. Actually, I'm pretty sure Atti realizes that he can't be as annoying as he is sometimes, without being equally as cute.
Actually though, nothing happened with NG. :( I didn't hear from him at all. Maybe he meant "any given Thursday"? We only really talked about it awkwardly in-passing...like right as we were walking out of church, and he seems like kind of a planner-type.
I don't even know. Either way, I'm not too worried about it. Just a little bummed, of course.
It's almost Finals and he's a graduate student=I'm swamped as an undergraduate, he might be dyinggg.
Anyway, I figure I'll see him on Sunday, we'll probably sit together, and I can probably bring it up all joke-y.
Playing it cooool, like freaking ICE, over here.
In other news, Lacey had a new lesson kid today! She's a 4.5 year old girl with special needs [I made an exception to my "only over 5" rule - today was her trial and she did GREAT].
It was the cutest. Lacey was so extra careful with this little girl. I think she could tell that she was "extra special". Even the goats were more accommodating than usual.
At one point I looked away from the new lesson kid to see what lesson-kid's-sister and their mom were doing.
Lesson-kid's-sister [3 years old, also special needs - they were adopted together by these people about 4 months ago!!] had Hazel by the collar and they were walking around together. Hazel DWARFED this little child, but she was going with it anyway. <3
The mom, of course, was running after the both of them while telling the little girl to let Hazel "have some alone time". It was adorableeee.
Anyway, they all had a blast. They'll be back next Friday.
Have some pictures from yesterday!
He's SO grown up now!! His 2nd birthday is in about 26 days...how time flies. Not that 6 month old, scared+sick, baby I brought home!
Miss "I WILL be opinionated for no reason, thankyouverymuch"