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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Thief of Milk

Flip is a large, dominant doe who had healthy reddish baby girls two days ago. When we brought them into the shed pen ( goats spending the night outside on pasture are called coyote bait). Flip was concerned with being sure she had her girls and nobody was bothering her. While we were watching - a little buck (son of YoYo) who was born the first day we started our kidding saga snuck in and helped himself to an open meal port! It took a while before Flip realized what was going on. Now we are aware of his tendency we've noticed The Thief of Milk makes it a practice to sneak in behind the mamas and slip up for a little snackerooni before the mama can do a quick head count of the "right" diners. We are laughing out loud here on Buhlaland - - he is a clever little rascal - the Thief of Milk.














5 comments:

Sand Flat Farm said...

Smart little booger, isn't he! You'll have to think of a cute name to go along with his tendancy!
This was so funny...

Lanny said...

Ooh Thief of Milk what a daring little bugger. TOM. Not to be confused with a turkey although Flip may call him one eh!

KathyB. said...

Oh I love the little day to day drams and comedies our animals get up to. We had a doe like that.I caught her lazily reclining , goat style, in the general gathering place and as a milking doe would stand nearby, why my little thief would casually lean over and begin to nurse!She did that all her life here, and even while nursing her own kids.Cute kids you have there !

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I am so enjoying looking at all of your goats and new babies! How many goats do you have and how many are you anticipating? Blessings,Kathleen

LindaSueBuhl said...

Kathleen - we think we are done with birthing - 9 each of males and females this year (which is unusual - we usually get almost twice as many males)
Update - Thief of Milk isn't getting away with it so often now - the mamas are settled in with their OWN babies so now he is pitiful when I bottle feed the one orphan and he goes after the bottle. KathyB - my husband and I both laughed about your snack stealing doe! They are characters - Lanny - and Vickie - I think we project some of our traits on our animals but neither DH nor I are as clever and sneaky as that TOM