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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
State of the goat update, now with annual vet visit report 
22nd-Jan-2013 07:22 am
Justin-goat
The goats are all various versions of fine, and now inoculated for another year. Summer's broken horn is ok, and the other horn isn't going to break immediately. The girls are looking good, including Jessie. Retiring Jessie (or at least pausing) was definitely the right thing to do. Jared is an old man. He has lost a lot of weight and needs deworming more often than everyone else. Cookie and Loki both have foot issues (no surprise) and the baby boys are fine.

And in llama news, Hercules is finally fat enough that we can cut back on his grain again by one scoop. Achaosofkittens has done a great job with the toenail trimming. The vet trimmed Herc's teeth and said we might want to consider deworming him with Valbazen once this winter just as a precaution, but it's not required because Herc is still looking ok.

This morning, it was 16 degrees. Yay. I had put out immense piles of hay yesterday so that everyone would be ruminating and warm from the inside out all night. That seems to have been successful. No one was yelling about breakfast this morning, though, since they had eaten so much last night. Mona almost didn't get out of her nest under one of the inside hayricks to come eat. Really, I don't blame her.
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22nd-Jan-2013 07:02 pm (UTC)
I am going to thoroughly enjoy my mental picture of the fattening of a llama named Hercules this afternoon. Probably done in the style of Beatrix Potter.
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