HOW am I supposed to get anything done around here with this sort of cuteness luring me away from absolutely everything else??
Today marked a week since the goat triplets were born. Rosie is doing MUCH better after her near-death experience last Sunday! She is eating well and like her sister and brother, is playful and cute. We weighed them all today. Rosie is 7.5 lbs, Annabelle is 8.5 lbs, and Luc is 9 lbs!
Here are Rosie and Luc a couple of days ago...
Luc and Annabelle
Luc. He has huge feet and legs!
Since those pics were taken, the kids have grown even more! They were super-playful today, not to mention cuddly.
Rosie kept suckling on my hair...
...and my earlobe, which is incredibly ticklish!!!
When I checked the goat-cam this morning the kids were climbing all over Maamaa, wanting her to get up and serve breakfast!
That's a Sweeter Heater hanging from the ceiling. The surface only reaches 185F so they are not a fire hazard. I am now terrified of heat lamps (too many barn fires around here!) and don't use them in the barn.
The kids are being fed supplemental formula three times a day. Penny is producing more milk now but it's not enough for triplets. So we bottle-feed them as well.
I tke them down to the barn in my overalls and they stay nice an warm! :0
Gordon does a great job feeding them too!
He is VERY smitten with the kids. Tis is Annabelle.
I think it's looooove!
Today I put bigger coats on Annabelle and Luc!
Penny and Annabelle... food chain!
Rosie still fits into her sweatshirt sleeve, but not for much longer! As you can see, she is obsessed wtih my earlobe.
Keaton is just obsessed with ME. He pesters me for lovin' anytime I'm down in the barn. Now he has taken to climbing on my shoulders while I clean out box stalls!
Sisters Honey and Daisy, two of my five cats from Syros, Greece where my friend Joan runs a cat rescue.
And their other sister, Daisy..
...who is anything but fragile!
Meanwhile poor Tristan was being watched over by Alex and Honey the other day...
...poor old dog! Cats rule, dogs drool.
And this is one of my favourite #felfies (farm selfie) ever...
Keaton and Saul just squeezed up to me like this while I was standing there! Keaton and Saul have been continuing their bromance.
More goat kids pics to come. If you are wondering, we are keeping the babies. The animals here are all pets, and when we take in animals from the OSPCA, we feel we have an obligation to provide lifelong care (fine by us!) Penny was preggars when she arrived, so I consider her babies OSPCA rescues too. Now, I am pretty sure my other three does are knocked up too, but that happened after the guys arrived and we decided to keep everyone together until the boys were neutered in December. We will be keeping those future kids too. I am just hoping that the other gals don't all have triplets!
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!