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"
"Look at me! Aren't I CUTE?"
"No, Lacey, I am the CUTE ONE!"