Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's That Time of Year, Part 1

What time of year you ask?
The time of year a young buck's thoughts turn to nothing but


Commonly called rutting season or, as the publicist refers to it the season of

"I am not a doe!"
"I am NOT a doe!"
"I am not a DOE!"

It's not her favorite time of year.
Can you tell?

When she goes to bring Luke down to his pen he tends to.....wander.
He does not listen to her like he usually does.
He can be a very baaaaad boy.

It is a good thing he is cute.

He leaves his pen and he goes hither.

He goes yon.

He stops for a snack.

Or two....

....or three.
What he does NOT do is listen to the publicist.
She calls and calls and calls and....nothing.

But suddenly what is happening?

Is Luke the goat coming towards her?
He is!
I wonder why?

Oh! The publicist has a BRIBE!
A piece of the chokecherry bush.
He will follow her anywhere for that!

Mmmm, I would too.
I am jealous. Maybe I should misbehave it means getting a TREAT!

Look at him.
He went in his pen!
That publicist is no dummy.

He sure is enjoying his bribe.
I wonder what she is going to do when the bush dies for the winter?

Luke will still need to get in his pen.

Whether he likes it or not!


  1. The publicist is lucky that Luke is so easily bribed! I don't think that would work on tom cats - I don't think anything would work on them!

  2. It's hard to resist such a yummy bribe, eh Luke? Curious minds want to know...can you leash a full grown male goat and walk him back to his pen during DOE DOE DOE season? :D

    1. Luke is actually pretty docile on a leash. The farm where he came from started leash training and I finished it. While I have to encourage him a bit more during the rut, he will respond so when he really goes into erm, high gear I leash him before he leaves his pen so I have some control.

  3. Oh Luke, you did have such a good time. Too bad there weren't any does lurking around. Glad you got that yummy treat. Take care.

  4. You know how male critters (of ALL types) get when they are thinking about females! LOL!! At least the Publicist can still distract him with a bribe! :)

  5. Amazing that chokeberry is so powerful!

  6. So, food is more distracting than, uh, rut? Interesting!

  7. yep - rewarding bad behavior - we get that around here calls it distraction, but whatever :)

  8. Bribes come in many forms, Pricilla. Try to make sure she doesn't offer him YOU!!!

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  10. We're definitely starting to smell the love around here too.


Maaaaaa away....


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