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Valentine's Day was perfect this year. It was a warm, sunny, 65 degrees and Phil and I spent almost the whole day doing "goat" things. But before I post pictures of those activities, I will post a few glamour shots of Cuzco since this is his thread. He looked very lordly in the late afternoon light.

Cuzco, king of the Goat-O-Rama herd, surveys his domain from the hilltop.
Our first "goat activity": We played on spools.

Movie magic: With a spool and the right camera angle, we can make everyone think Snickers is standing on Pac-Man and Sputnik!

Synchronized spool-top dancing.
Next we played on the water trailer...

...And the bridge. Finn uses it as a stage to practice the fine art of looking noble. He watches Cuzco carefully for tips and tricks.

Oh no!! We had a tragedy on the bridge! Sputnik appears to have conked out mid-crossing!

Oh wait, he's just acting like an idiot. Pac-Man says, "This is NOT my son!"
Phil and I went for a walk thinking that all the goats would come with us, but Cuzco ruined the plan when he growled at Phil and started body checking him. So I dusted off the old shock collar, which made Cuzco throw a giant pity party for himself. He went into a sulk and refused to come walking. The rest of the herd decided to stay with their pouting leader--all except Snickers and Sputnik. These two bravely struck out for adventure with Phil and I, but it was not without a great deal of weeping and gnashing of teeth. We never forced them to come, and I even told them to go back if they were going to complain the whole time, but they wouldn't give up. I'm not sure if they were trying to get Phil and I to turn around and go back home, or if they were calling to the other goats in an attempt to get them to follow. Either way, the first half of that walk was extremely noisy. Thankfully they settled down after a while and it turned out quite pleasant (especially once we headed back toward home). Still, it was really good to get some one-on-one time with these two. They could use the practice.

"What up, dude?"
He might look like a stoned beach bum in this picture, but Sputnik continues to amaze me with his intelligence. He's learning to "heel" on our walks now. Most of my goats don't have the attention span to heel for more than a few seconds without constant treat reinforcement. Sputnik will go for a minute or two between cookies and I've barely started working with him on this command!
What a gorgeous Colorado winter day! Your goats are all looking great!
And some random shots from yesterday's frolicking...

Finn is trying to catch up to Pac-Man in size. He just had a major growth spurt, but I'm pretty sure Pac-Man is going to grow a lot this spring too. In fact, I would not be surprised if Pac-Man ended up being substantially bigger than Cuzco. But big as he is, he's the gentlest, sweetest goat you could ever meet.

Petunia patiently chews her cud while she waits for just the right gust of wind to catch those ears and sail her off on an adventure.
I've been very happy with this little gal. She bounced back from the mastitis last summer and has stayed in milk ever since. She dipped down to only one quart/day during December and January, but since the weather has warmed up she's started producing over 1 1/2 quarts and looks like she may go up to two. I feel like if I started milking twice/day she would rise to the occasion. The milk has stayed consistently sweet and creamy all this time, but it's gotten better this last week as our grass has started coming in. Amazing what fresh greens will do!

"Smile, Delilah!"

These two are attached at the hip.
And let's not forget dear, sweet Nubbin. I dried her off a few weeks ago, and she should be about half-way through her pregnancy now. She's due May 2nd.
Someone asked me last week how her tail got broken. Well, it never did (or else it came broken) because it's had that kink in it ever since she was born. Her mother, Nibbles, had a kinked tail too, except that Nibbles' tail was also crooked to the side. At least Nubbin's tail is on straight!

Pac-Man sure turned into a handsome young man! I can't wait to start putting him to the cart this spring once our driveway dries up!

There was a fight over a mostly empty bucket the other day...

Pac-Man won the battle, but I'm not sure he won the war. He became quite distressed when he could not get the bucket off his face, not to mention it embarrassed him in front of the other goats.

And we finish off with a nice photo of Lilly from earlier this month (since I didn't get any of her yesterday).
I was going through some old photos and found this little gem...

"You did NOT push that shed over, did you Cuzco?"

"Who, me??"
Ha ha. Awesome!
That's a great photo! I'm sure Cuzco is innocent! Tongue
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