Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mallory Teaches Kevin

My little Kevin has been spending a fair bit of time playing with Jillian and Mallory. I think this is a good idea as I get a bit tired and it is nice if he can go run off some of his energy with some younger goats. I am not a spring chicken any longer and sometimes having a kid hopping on you over and over again can get tiring.

Mallory has been especially patient with him. She has been teaching him how to butt. It is an important skill for him learn and I am thankful to her for spending the time with him.




She will gently put her head to his and push lightly against him. He likes this.



He will back off a bit and come back for more. They almost look like they are bowing to each other, don't they?




He will also stamp his little front hooves as if to charge her; but she knows he is just practicing.




One day he will be as tough looking as Michael the buck when he gets on his hind legs...

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13 comments:

  1. Important skillz for a goat to know :)

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  2. Ah, the gentle little "butting" lessons are so cute!

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  3. It takes a village to raise a kid!

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  4. Sweet! It looks like Mallory and Jillian fit in now!

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  5. Kevin has got to be the cutest goat ever! I especially love him practicing stamping his foot... and the pictures with the cat from yesterday!

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  6. every time I stop by Pricilla - I learn a new goat habit! - I had no idea that kids are 'taught' how to butt!!

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  7. Carolyn - you are so very right!

    Daisy - as long as they stay gentle!

    D'Anna - you crack me up!

    Cici - they are indeed. Although I am still getting used to them myself.

    Margo - It is a crazy life here on the Farm. A crazy life.

    Annette - I am glad you do stop by. I'll bet your bunnies are much simpler.

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  8. He is just so damn cute. How do you get any work done? I'd stand around going "aww" all day long.

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  9. Nice job Mallory but please don't teach cute little Kevin to butt too hard. Please stop by my blog to pick up an award!

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  10. It's amazing to see how things just naturally happen in the animal world whereas we need "stuff" to do any daily mundane activities.

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  11. ahhh teachable moments...

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  12. Jen - Given that my day is eating hay, grass and weeds and then pooping it's not so bad for watching the kid.

    Split Rock - awww, thank you. I will stop by very soon.

    Carl - we animals are pretty sharp!

    John - you got it!

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  13. It is great that your fellow goats are helping out with the raising of the kid.

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