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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:06 pm

geckzilla wrote: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.)

This is only the third year we've had goats kid. We're not experts. But apparently it's not uncommon up here for goats to kid in snow. The wet weather seems to act as a trigger. They're pretty robust animals, and might generally be fine. Birthing season in late February and early March means anything from spring weather to deepest winter.
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:59 pm

Lovely kids, Chris. So glad you managed to save them all.

Hope Louise is doing better, too.

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Re: Pets

Postby Nitpicker » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:55 am

I previously had no idea that the global goat population was so out of control, having doubled in the last 50 years:
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:25 am

Life with Cats wrote:

A mama cat who became separated from her kittens did everything in her power to be reunited with them.

Mill Road Vet Clinic in Whangarei, New Zealand shared the heartwarming and inspiring story at Facebook on October 14, writing:

MUM & KITTENS REUNITED!!

We have a heart-warming story for you this morning: Yesterday we found a box of kittens dumped on our front door. 3 tabby & white boys & a black tabby girl, about 3-4 weeks old. Of course we all fell in love with them & vet nurse Nicole took them home to care for them overnight.

This morning we noticed a tabby cat hanging around our front door, trying to sneak in every time a client arrived. When we realised it wasn’t going to go away, we picked her up & discovered she was a feeding Mum.
Then the penny dropped! Sure enough, we introduced her to the “orphan” kittens & there was a very happy reunion! Presumably she had been in the box too & escaped before we arrived for work. She’s probably been prowling around all night looking for her kidnapped kittens!

We’ll keep you posted on their progress. In due course we will need to find homes for them all. Mum & kittens are all completely adorable, so hopefully it won’t be difficult.

The Northern Advocate spoke with Mill Road vet Julie Wills for a story on mama cat and her kittens, who were estimated to be 3-4 weeks old when found.

“We took them in and got them all set up in the incubator. We all fell in love with them. We did have the option of taking them to the SPCA but decided because they were so adorable we were happy to look after them,” Wills told the Northern Advocate.

Wills said Mama kitty was desperate to get into the clinic the following morning.

“Even when dogs came through the door this cat was trying to muscle its way through.”

When mama was brought to her babies in the incubator: “She dived in there and was licking them and really excited to see them. Within minutes all the staff had abandoned their work and were watching.”

Assuming mama was left at the clinic with her kittens: “She would have been hanging around the clinic working out how to get in for 24 hours.”

The kittens remain together with their mama in foster care with a relative of a clinic staff member.

The kittens are expected to be ready for adoption in about 4 weeks.

:D :kitty:

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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:57 am

D'awwww. Of course mama was tenacious.
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:19 pm

This year's crop arrived a few hours ago. Two girls and a boy. Mother and kids all appear to be doing well.

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Re: Pets

Postby BMAONE23 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:30 am

Why are Goats the richest animals?
Because they can ALL afford to have their Kids raised by Nannies

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Re: Pets

Postby Moonlady » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:54 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:This year's crop arrived a few hours ago. Two girls and a boy. Mother and kids all appear to be doing well.



Cute baby goats :D , have you named them?
Can you name one girl Selena, just after a moon goddess ? :mrgreen:

The goats are fortunate to have Chris as their nanny :ssmile:

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:40 pm

Moonlady wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:This year's crop arrived a few hours ago. Two girls and a boy. Mother and kids all appear to be doing well.

Cute baby goats :D , have you named them?
Can you name one girl Selena, just after a moon goddess ?

These goats are in our candy and sweets line, their mother being Hershey. So the kids are Godiva, Reese, and Truffle. Maybe we'll reserve Moon Pie for a future kid, though.
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Re: Pets

Postby Moonlady » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:37 am

"Moon Pie" would be so cute :D

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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:19 pm

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Magic outside (helping) my wife with the yard work! :roll:
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:02 am

orin stepanek wrote:
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Magic outside (helping) my wife with the yard work! :roll:


Good to see a picture of your (wife's) dog, Orin! :D :puppy:


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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:26 pm

Ann wrote:Good to see a picture of your (wife's) dog, Orin!


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Thanks Ann! It supposed to be my dog; but your right; it is my wife's dog by Magic's choice! :wink: :puppy:
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Re: Pets

Postby Fred the Cat » Mon May 23, 2016 10:19 pm

Beau - One tired duck hunter!

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Re: Pets

Postby Fred the Cat » Wed May 25, 2016 4:15 pm

Fred's Best Portrait!

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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Thu May 26, 2016 3:08 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:Fred's Best Portrait!

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Is that your cat, Fred?

Or is it you? :D :kitty:

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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Thu May 26, 2016 3:14 pm

Fred is an actual cat.
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Re: Pets

Postby Fred the Cat » Thu May 26, 2016 3:56 pm

Ann wrote:
Fred the Cat wrote:Fred's Best Portrait!

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Is that your cat, Fred?

Or is it you? :D :kitty:

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He is quite an inspiration to Kathi and me.
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Re: Pets

Postby BMAONE23 » Thu May 26, 2016 5:13 pm

Kind of like Cal Worthington and his dog spot
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Re: Pets

Postby Fred the Cat » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:50 pm

Have you ever seen such a sad face? :no:

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I don't think he has. :wink:
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:05 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:Have you ever seen such a sad face?

I don't know. I'm still looking for a face in there.
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Re: Pets

Postby Fred the Cat » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:11 pm

There can't be too many things more fun than taking your puppy out for his first hike.
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Louie Lake – about ½ hour outside McCall, ID about a mile in and 700 feet up the trail.
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Pretty nice country for those who might be up the trip. :thumb_up:
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Re: Pets

Postby Deee92 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:55 am

Here's my pup Kaaju (which means cashew in HIndi). I'd originally named him Cosmo.
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He just turned one last month. He's my baby, and he's a handful.
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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:04 pm

Magic likes Christmas; she got a squeaky toy; and a small blanket which she loves to curl up in! :D
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Re: Pets

Postby CURRAHEE CHRIS » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:12 pm

I have 8 dogs!!! :) :)

Wasn't meant to be that way, just sort of happened

Here is Spot and Canoli
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Here is sweet little Sasha
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Here are Patches and Spot taking a siesta
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