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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:01 pm

Beyond wrote:Freddy.

Reminds me of Brutus, the Dane we adopted in December. We haven't had any eaten couches (that's unusual Dane behavior), but we've largely lost use of one!

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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:36 pm

ha-ha, your couch has really gone to the dogs, Chris :!:
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:46 pm

Lucky, lucky rescue dogs. Brutus knows exactly how to use that couch. The sandy one matches it well enough that I almost didn't see her in the first image.
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:52 pm

Wonderful pictures! Yes indeed, what lucky dogs!

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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:34 pm

Lovely dogs Chris!
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:42 pm

New Additions

A few days late. Hershey had three kids, two boys, one girl. We were expecting just two. The white guy is a little weak, not sure how he'll do. If all three make it, we might be bottle feeding for a while, since goats only have two teats. But good mothers can make that work. Hershey seems to have her act together, even though this is her first kidding. She picked a good day- it's 50°F out, the warmest day of the year. Snow's melting fast.

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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:12 pm

Come on, white mini-goat, you can do it!
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:21 pm

geckzilla wrote:Come on, white mini-goat, you can do it!

He seems to be doing better. This updates every minute... so far they're staying in view of the camera.

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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:40 pm

Has the white one stood up yet? I've come back several times to look and he's always laying down. Mom and kids are all currently resting in the view as I type this.
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:52 pm

geckzilla wrote:Has the white one stood up yet? I've come back several times to look and he's always laying down. Mom and kids are all currently resting in the view as I type this.

He's having problems standing. He's bigger than the others- not a runt, just weak. But when held up, he guzzled down a lot of milk. They've all eaten now.
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:39 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
geckzilla wrote:Come on, white mini-goat, you can do it!

He seems to be doing better. This updates every minute... so far they're staying in view of the camera.



Lovely kids, Chris!

I can't see the updates, though. Is there just something wrong with my computer, or my connection, or the country I'm in, or something?

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:53 am

Ann wrote:Lovely kids, Chris!

I can't see the updates, though. Is there just something wrong with my computer, or my connection, or the country I'm in, or something?

It's just a link to a jpeg that gets replaced every minute. Sometimes there's a bad frame, but usually it's fine. I see the current image inside your quote. Not sure why you don't see it. There are no geographical restrictions imposed at my end.
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:14 am

What is the naming theme for goats? Candy? Food named after places?
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Re: Pets

Postby Nitpicker » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:24 am

geckzilla wrote:What is the naming theme for goats? Candy? Food named after places?


Maybe the stars of Capricornus? (Although these kids are perhaps too far from the sea.)

Edit: and not that I'm aware of a star named Hershey.

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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:25 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
Ann wrote:Lovely kids, Chris!

I can't see the updates, though. Is there just something wrong with my computer, or my connection, or the country I'm in, or something?

It's just a link to a jpeg that gets replaced every minute. Sometimes there's a bad frame, but usually it's fine. I see the current image inside your quote. Not sure why you don't see it. There are no geographical restrictions imposed at my end.


Now I can see the picture, too.

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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:30 am

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geckzilla wrote:What is the naming theme for goats? Candy? Food named after places?


Maybe the stars of Capricornus? (Although these kids are perhaps too far from the sea.)

Edit: and not that I'm aware of a star named Hershey.


The kids should be called Almaaz, Sadatoni and Hoedus II, after the three stars in Auriga, Capella's kids.

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:46 am

geckzilla wrote:What is the naming theme for goats? Candy? Food named after places?

You guessed it. Heathbar, Snickers, and Skor.
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:47 am

Ann wrote:The kids should be called Almaaz, Sadatoni and Hoedus II, after the three stars in Auriga, Capella's kids.

I think that would be a hard sell to my wife.
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:49 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
geckzilla wrote:What is the naming theme for goats? Candy? Food named after places?

You guessed it. Heathbar, Snickers, and Skor.

Sweet names.
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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:01 pm

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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:20 am

I love your kids Chris!
Hey Beyond; i can see where the saying; "curiosity killed a cat once"; comes from! :mrgreen:
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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:11 pm

Yes, but it also says that satisfaction (in this case a treat) brought it back.

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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:14 am

He's up!

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:22 am

geckzilla wrote:He's up!

Yeah, doing better. He was third out the hatch, which means there could have been some minor hypoxia. Just means a couple of days to get some muscle tone. As our vet said, it's not like a goat's going to miss a few brain cells. The girl is taking milk on her own. The boys still need to be aimed a bit. Very cold tonight, but warming again the next days. I expect they'll be heading out into the goat yard to start bouncing around a bit, and meet the rest of the herd... ten now!
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:27 am

They just need one of these:
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