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!