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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hello!

Claire is letting me blog today.  She is busy studying for something called an exam.  I am not entirely sure about what that is, but it sounds bad.  I don't want any exams.  So my name is Lucky Nickel.  Here I am.
Right now, I live in the people house.  Claire took me outside to meet the other goats.  I do not like them.  One of those goats put her head under my belly and caught me on her horns and flung me across the pasture.  It was terrible!  She was so mean to me!  I didn't even do anything.  She has a baby goat of her own, so she should know better.  Claire said it happened too fast for her to help me.  After that, I just stayed on her lap.  There are 3 other baby goats but they don't smell like me and they are very rambunctious and I am also rambunctious, but only in the house.  Outside, I am nervous and I just stay with Claire.  She says I have to get used to the other goats.  Pfffft...

I had a mom too, but a bad thing happened that I don't really understand, so I didn't really know my mom, and really Claire is my mom.  She says I am very lucky and that I was brought into the world by her vet, Dr. Nicholson, so that is why I am Lucky Nickel.  She feeds me every day, and sometimes I get something she calls "sheep milk" mixed in with my other milk, and it's really good.  She says Bianca sends it to me, but I don't know Bianca.  Here is the sheep's milk that Claire got this morning from Bianca.  She said it's 1.5 cups.
She says Bianca is very nice to let us have her milk.  She also said she's going to make cheese with Bianca's milk.  I don't know what cheese is either but maybe I can eat it.

I like to be in charge in the home office.  Generally, I take my seat upon my throne and I keep an eye on things, to make sure everything is going according to my liking.  You can see that I have a very regal presence.
Sometimes I get busy on the computer, and you can see me here, typing this blog.  Claire took my picture so you could see how intently I worked on it.  My hooves are quite small so the keyboard is no problem.
I just need to check what's in the desk drawer, in case there are tasty treats in there.
I also like to practice for the goat olympics.  I have heard it is a big deal around here.  I am going for high jump I think.  Maybe hurdles.  What do you think?  Do you like my form?  I have a great deal of skill for my age.  That's what Claire says anyway.
Then I get back up on my throne...
...and I check for crumbs that might have fallen out of somebody's pocket.

Sometimes I get tired, and I just like to rest on Claire's lap.  She has a nice warm lap and I am very comfy there.  She says nice things to me and it makes me feel loved and special.
Do you know that I get to sleep on her pillow at night?!  It's very comfy too.  I scream loudly if she puts me on the floor, because I don't belong on the floor.  It is not befitting of a goat of my stature.  I generally wake her up about 6 am, and I find the best way is to jump on her head.  It is sure to do the trick except sometimes it seems to make her a bit moody.  If she doesn't get up to feed me right away, I practice my bouncing from her head to her toes and back again.  This is invariably effective at getting her up.

Here we are having a nice cuddle.
I like to stand on her lap and put my hooves on her shoulders.  She makes little kissy noises and tells me I'm a good goat.  It's really quite good accommodation here.  Anyway, Claire says my typing is distracting her studies, so I will have to end here.  It's been good to have a Lucky Nickel blog day!

20 comments:

marisa said...

oh.my.god. so adorable. can i have her?
i love the action shot.

Chai Chai said...

Do you cut a hole in the diaper for her tail?

So, goats get to sleep on the bed? It would be interesting to see how Mocha and Chai would react to that here.

Christy said...

It was nice to get to know you Lucky. You have a very nice home and I know Claire loves the cuddles.

Nancy K. said...

I am sure that Claire LOVES the way that you wake her up. It certainly beats an alarm clock!

Foothills Poultry said...

I think that may have actually been bit too cute. ;)

~~Matt~~

SheepMama said...

Hello Lucky Nickel,

2 years ago I had a small ram in my house. He lived two months with us because his mother did not have enough milk for triplets and we found him cooled on the willow. I became his mom like Claire yours. I have quite slowly accustomed him to the flock again. Today he lives there happily together with the other sheep. All the best for you and your Mum.

Lady Cat Ears said...

Goat kisses might be a more effective way to wake Claire up, then she might not be moody. You are such a cute goat, I wish I had one just like you but I don't think my alpacas would like that too much.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

How nice to hear from you Lucky Nickel!!! I think the way your ears turn up at the ends is really cute! That leap is very worthy of a horsey jumper class. Maybe you can be a show jumping goat when you get big! Doesn't that chair do a twirly when you leap onto it? hee hee. I hope you get to stay in the house for a good long time! I like the way you wake up your lady! hee hee heeee

polly's path said...

Lucky-
I hope our goats don't see this post and demand similar accommodations. I would be game for it, but our male person might object. Other than that, you are one sweet, precious baby. So glad Claire has you!

Louise said...

I am very pleased to have the chance to get to know you, Lucky Nickel. You are a very pretty goat and I can see that your human loves you very much. Enjoy your world, it looks like a wonderful one.

angie said...

Hi Claire,

This is priceless.

colorandtexture said...

hee! hee! hee! So precious!

Flartus said...

Yes, it has been good to have you blog today! You do look very regal on your throne; you remind me of the little lambs in my Christmas crèche. Maybe I should look closer to see if they might be kids...that might be more fitting, after all.

Pricilla said...

Blogging goats are good.
I should know.

I am sorry you got butted across the yard. That was not nice.
goat hugs

Holly said...

What an adorable goat! Cute post too, love the pictures!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Lucky Nickel is lucky for sure! You're adorable LN - can't wait to see which event you decide to enter in the goat olympics! Hurdles or high jump sound like the perfect events!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Lucky - if you really want Claire to appreciate her wake up call sit on her head ! Humans LOVE this !!!
Sincerly,
Apple (the guinea pig from under the bus)

fullfreezer said...

Lucky- It was so thoughtful of you to take over blogging for Claire while she studies. You are such a helpful goat but, I'm sure you already knew that.
Judy

knithound brooklyn said...

Well hey there little fella! You are the cutest indoor goat I've ever seen!

Mom L said...

Oh, Lucky Nickel, you are already showing your intelligence! But be careful about jumping around on Mom! My cat, Emma, jumps on me, too, to wake me up, but she doesn't have hooves. Like some others said here, I think goat kisses would be better. Especially tomorrow. If no one has told you I will - tomorrow is Mother's Day and you want to be especially nice to Mom!