Last night we picked up Thistle and put him in the shed with Bear and Bella. Everyone got along just fine. Thistle wouldn't drink his bottle -- too much exploring and introducing to do! This morning I managed to get him to drink his bottle - he fought it for awhile, twisting his little goat face this way and that but I managed to get the nipple in his mouth and keep it there - and he went "Oh! Milk!" and gulped it all down. Silly little boy!
Here is the handsome boy. I just love LOVE his coloring! My little buckskin goat...
And Little Bear has the cutest face ever. Fortunately, he doesn't mind me kissing on him all the time.
And Bella is so sweet, and such a girl .. not a girlie girl, a tomboy (she loves to climb and she's very brave).
But wait - something has caught their attention. What could it be?
Ohhhh.... it's a bear, or a wolf, or something vicious outside the fence.
They went closer to investigate with brave Bella in the lead.
Kersey started wagging her tail and jumping and ... well... the goats scattered. This friendship may take awhile to develop.
In other news, Sedona is on the mend. She is very happy in the mud room greeting us as we come and go. The abscess is still draining a lot so we have to keep her on the tile but she has her bed so she's comfortable. Fortunately, being on the elderly side she isn't getting cabin fever.
The final two goats (Cowboy and Whiskey) will join our herd in early August or late July. They are not dairy goats so they can stay with their mama until they are weaned. We won't be bottle feeding them at all.
Camille and I are leaving for France and London next Monday. We will be gone two weeks and I am not taking my laptop (too heavy!) so my blog will be dark. I have a very close friend who lives in Normandy and we will be spending our second week with her, exploring Normandy, the landing beaches, and her beautiful little country house in Brittany (my favorite place in France). We will spend a couple days in Paris when we first arrive and then five days in London. Any recommendations on "do not miss" sites in London would be very welcome!