a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

limping goat

When I went out to do goat chores this morning, it was impossible to miss Cookie's limp. His rear right leg was entirely off of the ground when he was standing still, and he was putting perhaps 20% of his weight on it when he had to walk. So I prepped the little stall up front for him and then went off to catch him.

Like many strong young men, Cookie tried to convince me that nothing was wrong. He attempted to prove this by running away from me at top speed... for about 10 steps, at which point he ran into Justin and fell down when his leg wouldn't hold him. The leg doesn't seem to be broken, but I'll check him over again tonight to be sure. It could be a sprain or bruise from being smacked by another goat, or a twisted ankle from having stampede practice. Regardless, keeping him out of stampede practice and where the other goats can't bonk into him is probably a good idea.
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