Thistle is my new best goat friend.
In the mornings, he hangs around in the goat shed until I finish opening the doors.
He puts his front hooves on my thighs and says good morning.
I usually sit down on the porch and he climbs into my lap. The other goats are busy eating hay or leaves, but not my buddy Thistle. He will stay in my lap as long as I sit there. Sometimes, Whiskey or Cowboy will drop by and say hello but for the most part it's my special time with Thistle.
Bella and Bear always head straight for the hay. Bella prefers to eat her hay from the top down. Here she goes:
In other news, I want to thank Val for her suggestion of using a small rasp instead of nippers on Tuffy's hooves. This morning, I tried that and it worked much better. He didn't last too long but I did manage to rasp all four hooves just a bit. I figure if I work on it a little bit every day, eventually I'll get there. Like Lori said, this is going to take staying power.