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Snap Is Finally a Mama March 6, 2008

Posted by Laura in Farm.
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Remember how we had 3 goats that were bred and we were expecting the last kids any day? Well, apparently one doe was not bred until the following heat cycle. While we were away on Tuesday, she kidded.

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Here are Mama and a son.

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He’s a cutie, isn’t he?

This little guy has been a little confused about exactly who his mama is. One of our dogs, Lucy, really likes the kids. She nuzzles them and licks them the way their mamas do, so it isn’t too surprising to me that, for a while, they see her as a surrogate mother. She gets more than she bargained for, though. She is quite taken aback every time they cuddle up to her and and then ram her in the abdomen like they do their mothers, to start the milk flowing. Lucy takes a leaping step backward every time.

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1. Dreamer - March 6, 2008

How precious. The gift of new life, whether it be a child or a baby goat, makes me mindful of God’s love for us and that He is the Creator of all things. How lucky you are to experience these blessings on your farm and to share them with your family.

2. Marci - March 6, 2008

They sure are cute when they are little. I really miss my goats. =) I am sure the dog will figure out what to do. I love to watch the species interact.


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