We got an opportunity last week to take two baby Boer (Boer is a meat breed) goats for free. The people we got them from have over 300 Boer goats that live on thousands of acres and live off of the land. Once in a while during kidding season, the owners have to go through the herd and make sure there are no little babies that are sickly or may not make it in the wild. Last week they had found two of these--one buck who was the runt of triplets, and one baby girl who was abandoned. They both were very sickly and could not walk when they found them, so they brought them to their house and began to take care of them. We got them when they were approximately four days old. They both had several different problems and we were not sure if they would make it or not. They are doing much better now though, and we think that they will be just fine.
This is S'more. He had a sore on his leg which I think he had rubbed raw by crawling. That is much better now, and out of the two, he is the healthier. He's the one you will see running and jumping around just like a little goat kid should. (By the way, S'more's eyes are not really blue; they were just reflecting that way in the picture.)
This is Bordeaux. She is still a little frail, but adorable nonetheless. She has a little raspy cough occasionally and one cloudy eye that it seems will simply not get better. We are afraid she might be blind in the one eye, but we are not sure.
These little guys are simply adorable. They are living in the house for now until they get a little stronger, and I think we've spoiled them because of it. But we can't help it! S'more simply loves to be held and cuddled, so much so that we call him the lap goat. He will cuddle right into your lap and either sleep or just rest, completely content. You can see the truth of this from the pictures below.
Bordeaux and S'more are not related, but they've lived together since the first or second day after they were born, so they are absolutely inseparable. If we let them out (which we do occasionally) and S'more realizes that Bordeaux has wandered off and he can't see her, he will start wailing and running around looking for her until he finds her. It is the cutest thing to see.
Here, both Daddy and S'more fell asleep in the chair and I just couldn't pass up this shot! Talk about spoiled, huh?
On a side note, I want to announce that spring is here! We are definitely having warmer weather and it would be lovely if only the wind would let us enjoy it! Unfortunately, the wind is unrelenting--at least for now. Hopefully it will let up enough for us to enjoy the beautiful spring time soon.