Sunday, January 30, 2011

Meet Fig

Fig.  Nine-day-old Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Newbie in the Hood

Just for fun I'm putting up a picture of the newbie in our growing herd of now two goats!  Fig arrived this week and has been making himself at home.  He's so tiny!  About the size of a small cat.  He has transitioned to a bottle like a champ, so feeding him is a pleasure.  Four times a day he gulps down about 3 ounces of a rich mix of whole milk and half and half.  Let's just say he REALLY likes his bottle.

A week ago today we lost our other little goat, Munchie, to a bladder obstruction.  Plumbing problems are not uncommon in male goats and unfortunately for Munch, the prognosis wasn't a good one.  We ended up putting him down and it was just plain rotten and hard.  He was about 8 weeks old.  Bummer. 

The vet recommended bringing home another goat since they fair better as a herd.  The breeder offered us another little guy.  I was uncertain about bringing home such a tiny baby, but it's been a good week and he's doing fine.  You might have noticed that I like to take pictures and have a business selling fine art photography.  Check out my Etsy shop, if you like.  Most of my images are whacked out abstract things, but I also love, love, love working with animals and the camera.  Here's a shot from this afternoon - trying to record him while he's still so little.  Welcome little Fig!

1 comment:

  1. He is so cute! Congratulation on the newest member of your "herd"!


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