Month: January 2018

Mina’s Day Out

Mina, one of the World’s Cutest Fainting Goats, continues to make her grand tour of vets in middle Tennessee. The story of Mina’s vet visits began on New Year’s day, and the saga continues to unfold. About a week after her initial emergency vet visit we begged our favorite horse vet to come and exam her which was vet visit number two. We then had a consultation between our favorite horse vet and another mixed practice vet for visit number three. Although Mina is significantly better than she was on the first day of the year, we thankfully are no...

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Sunday Stills

Sam Nemo, Happy, Johnny Igor ignored Asterik and Cocomo as he walked by them Baby, Apollo, Cisco Moe and Revy Maisie and Cinnamon Gibson Squirrel and Gus Sparky, Sabrina and Bonnie Silver, Romeo, Donneur and Lotus Renatta and Cuffie Fabrizzio Apple the pet cow stuffing herself with...

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A Year In Pictures

January 2017 Baby, Levendi, Apollo, Hemi and Thomas King and Grand Oskar waiting to be served Paramount and  Lighty being wild Silver and Asterik Miel and Nemo playing in the snow  Rubrico and River posing in the snow  Igor and Jason a couple of weeks after Jason and Carter found him at the end of 2016 as a scared, thin, barely alive kitten  February 2017  Cocomo and Romeo being wild  Cuffie on the run  Cinnamon and Maisie waiting for breakfast  Convey and Revy  The World’s Cutest Fainting Goats helping themselves to some hay  Grand and Rip  River and Walon...

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Let it Melt

It seems that one of the most interesting thing in my life these days is the weather. When I last posted four days ago we finally had snow on the ground. That one inch (2.5cm) of snow resulted in the schools being closed for four days. Canadian Jason still, after more than a decade in the south, cannot comprehend why an inch of snow leads to the schools having four snow days. Thankfully the temperatures began a steady rise on Thursday.  After a few days straight of even the high temperature not being above freezing, we made it to 40F...

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Let it Snow

This past Friday you might recall that the schools were closed for no reason at all. I think closing on a forecast is silly myself as so often the winter precipitation never materializes. We had another “snowstorm” predicted for Tuesday night and Wednesday with projected accumulations of 1-3 inches (2.5cm-7cm). To Carter’s delight the snow actually materialized this time. We came in at the low end of the forecast with about an inch of snow, maybe an inch and a half in the “drifts.” In Carter’s world the only downside to our snow is that it is very light and powdery....

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Let it Rain, Sleet, Snow

Over the last few days we have experienced quite an array of offerings from Mother Nature. The middle of the week brought us temperatures approaching 70 degrees along with occasional light rain. Instead of a gradual change from warm to cold, a cold front moved through our area Thursday night. The front was supposed to bring a 50 degree temperature drop within the span of an hour, and winter precipitation. The precipitation was going to change from warm rain to freezing rain and then to snow. The snow accumulation was predicted to be – wait for it – up...

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Continued Improvement

Mina, one of the World’s Cutest Fainting Goats, continues to improve after her incredibly close brush with death on New Year’s Day. We’re now three vet visits into this (the bills . . . ) along with some medication changes, however the trend continues in the right direction. Mina is now so used to her twice a day medicating, both with oral and injectable medications, that she no longer bothers to run away when she sees us coming. We still get the unhappy faces and she lets us know every way she can that the oral meds taste disgusting, but she has been remarkably easy to medicate.  Hopefully today’s change in medication gets Mina over the final hump and she can put her near death episode behind her. Mina saying, “I’m not doing anything. Nothing to see here.” Mina continues to improve; her appetite is excellent and she is happy to sneak food from feedbags King and Moe Gibson and Renzo Elfin and Homer George and Asterik both had goofy, happy expressions after they had their blankets removed. The white bodies with brown faces, necks and legs is quite the fashion statement Walon immediately celebrated his blanket coming off with a roll in the mud Cuffie also headed straight to the mud upon blanket removal Chance and Convey Timbit, Sabrina and Sparky Moe, Levendi and Homer Cisco and Baby...

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Sunday Stills

Mina knows she is about to be medicated and she is not happy about it. The World’s Cutest Fainting Goats are cute even when they are unhappy Jason brushing Jo Miss Lyle on the teeter totter Baby and Moe Sushi Hemi and Cisco playing Flyer and Gibson Levendi rolling, Cisco grazing tall Apollo and not nearly as tall Elfin sharing some hay . . . . . . another angle to view big Apollo and little Elfin Wilson Johnny Roho, Gus and Squirrel enjoying the sun Convey and Chance King and Apollo anxious faces waiting to be fed; Havana,...

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Ringing in the New Year . . . With the Vet

We are a grand total of three days into 2018 and we have now seen a vet two out of those three days.  The only surprising thing about our vet visits is that neither of them have involved horses, they have both involved one of our fainting goats. In February we will have had Mina and Jo for nine years and Miss Lyle came along a couple of years later.  Mina, one of the World’s Cutest Fainting Goats, is a pro at vet visits.  Over the nine years we’ve had her she has had a urinary tract infection, she...

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