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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:00 am

geckzilla wrote:I don't actually find them. I have a friend who has two jobs in life and one of them is to post things of this nature. I'm not sure what his real job is.

Well, nice of you to pass then along, then.
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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:18 am

Might as well throw in a little(??) George, also.
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Re: Pets

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Re: Pets

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Re: Pets

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:54 pm

Goat in a bucket.

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Re: Pets

Postby neufer » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:02 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Goat in a bucket.

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:04 pm

neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:Goat in a bucket.


I'm thinking the goat is happier with its situation.
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Re: Pets

Postby neufer » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:47 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
Goat in a bucket.

Chicken in a basket.

I'm thinking the goat is happier with its situation.
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<<The word "tragedy" derives from Classical Greek τραγῳδία, contracted from trag(o)-aoidiā = "goat song", which comes from tragos = "he-goat" and aeidein = "to sing" (cf. "ode"). Scholars suspect this may be traced to a time when a goat was either the prize in a competition of choral dancing or was that around which a chorus danced prior to the animal's ritual sacrifice. Tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in the viewing.>>
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:56 pm

neufer wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy wrote:
<<The word "tragedy" derives from Classical Greek τραγῳδία, contracted from trag(o)-aoidiā = "goat song", which comes from tragos = "he-goat" and aeidein = "to sing" (cf. "ode"). Scholars suspect this may be traced to a time when a goat was either the prize in a competition of choral dancing or was that around which a chorus danced prior to the animal's ritual sacrifice. Tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in the viewing.>>

In the bucket is a she-goat. No worries.
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:12 pm

Haha, that's really cute. Makes me think that goats are the herbivorous version of cats.
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:30 pm

geckzilla wrote:Haha, that's really cute. Makes me think that goats are the herbivorous version of cats.


Exactly! :D

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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:21 am

Ok Chris, i see your goat-in-a-bucket,
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and raise you a bunch of Moroccan goats-in-a-tree.
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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:34 pm

Magic has turned out to be quite the watchdog; she has become quite possessive of her domain! :D Here she is a little perturbed at me for waking her up to take this picture! She is still a mama's dog as she has really bonded with my wife!
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Re: Pets

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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:30 am

Hey Beyond, good to see you back here! :D

Socks, eh? I notice that the Great Dane mostly ate white and red socks, perhaps in honor of the colors of the Danish flag.

The Dane had eaten only one blue sock. If I developed a taste for socks, I'm sure I would prefer the blue ones! :D

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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:15 am

Beyond wrote:Ahh, the joy of owning a Great Dane.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/26442557/oregon-dog-eats-43-socks-vets-remove-every-single-one

X-ray included.


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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:12 pm

I've discovered a new breed of dog called a spider dog. Not sure how good a pet it would make, but here's a picture of it.

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:49 pm

The new crop is in.

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Esther (the baby two years ago) kidded on Wednesday morning. It was about 10°F and she went outside into a foot of snow. I saw her on the cameras at about 6am and got her back inside the goat shed. A difficult labor, stretching to three hours (should be less than one), and one more kid than we were expecting (ultrasound showed twins). All three were large. The girl was fine, but the two boys both had issues- one had a lot of mucus in its mouth and nose, the other couldn't make its back legs work right. The mother wasn't feeding them, and they wouldn't take milk from a bottle. Had to tube them, and again several times overnight as the temperature plunged to below zero F. Very stressful, and all the more since Louise just came home Sunday from major back surgery (spinal fusion, two surgeries on two days), and couldn't get down to the barn herself.

The good news is that the temperatures are warm again, all the kids are strong and healthy, and Esther is allowing them to nurse. They are Abraham, Gideon, and Naomi.

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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:32 pm

So cute. <3
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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:56 am

Chris Peterson wrote:The new crop is in.

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Esther (the baby two years ago) kidded on Wednesday morning. It was about 10°F and she went outside into a foot of snow. I saw her on the cameras at about 6am and got her back inside the goat shed. A difficult labor, stretching to three hours (should be less than one), and one more kid than we were expecting (ultrasound showed twins). All three were large. The girl was fine, but the two boys both had issues- one had a lot of mucus in its mouth and nose, the other couldn't make its back legs work right. The mother wasn't feeding them, and they wouldn't take milk from a bottle. Had to tube them, and again several times overnight as the temperature plunged to below zero F. Very stressful, and all the more since Louise just came home Sunday from major back surgery (spinal fusion, two surgeries on two days), and couldn't get down to the barn herself.

The good news is that the temperatures are warm again, all the kids are strong and healthy, and Esther is allowing them to nurse. They are Abraham, Gideon, and Naomi.

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You got some cute Kids Chris! :)
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:57 am

So, I have a question: How do you tube the baby goat? I'd be scared of having it go down the trachea. It sometimes happens to people at hospitals and they have things like ultrasound to help.
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:29 am

geckzilla wrote:So, I have a question: How do you tube the baby goat? I'd be scared of having it go down the trachea. It sometimes happens to people at hospitals and they have things like ultrasound to help.

It's easier with goats than with people. It feels different, and you can hear all these stomach noises coming from the tube when it's in the right place. If you get it in the trachea by accident, there's no harm as long as you don't start pumping food down it (which you don't do if you don't hear the stomach sounds). Easier with dogs, too. Humans have a pretty unique throat anatomy, related to our ability to speak. It's what makes it so much easier for us to choke to death than just about any other animal.
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:52 pm

Makes sense. Why did Esther go walking about in the snow just before going into labor? First-time mother stressing out? (Every time you share one of your animal stories I am surprised at how little I know about farm animals.)
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Re: Pets

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