Stuffin was up to her usual tricks this morning. I took the camera out to take a ligaments picture. Here I am with my "circle the tail" technique. I can't even come *close* to doing this on Puffin. I can feel my thumb/finger touching each other on the other side. So that tells me that Stuffin's ligaments are much, much looser. The thing is, I've been able to do this for several days now, so that isn't helping with the prediction of kidding.
Last night she was doing a lot of stretching and rubbing on the cattle panel. She was also repeatedly licking her front "knee pad" area, and also yawning. I thought maybe that was significant. It wasn't.
This morning she isn't really showing any change. As usual, she and Puffin stuff themselves side-by-side into the Rubbermaid tote that was intended to hold their hay. You can see the front corners of the blue tote in the picture below. They just use it as a climbing toy. In this picture, I haven't refilled the water bucket yet, so it is frozen because it was very cold here last night. Please do not worry, my goats have fresh water every morning and evening! Here, Puffin is in front (as usual) and pregnant Stuffin is behind.
Puffin is very playful with Stuffin, and Stuffin plays back. Here is one of Puffin's usual moves. Sometimes she jumps right over Stuffin, and sometimes she sort of lays herself over Stuffin's back and they walk around that way. This picture sort of looks like she's trying to mount Stuffin, but that's not how she does it. Often she does this from the side, not the back end. They're a funny pair.
I'm wondering if instead of calling her Stuffin', I should have called her "Bluffin'"!!
She's such a tease. But she can only tease for up to 25 more days...