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Friday, March 18, 2011

Val has a Haircut

Shhhh!  It's me, Lucky Nickel!  Don't tell my lady that I'm doing this post.  She is very sad these days and says she isn't quite ready to write about what happened, but I am OK, so I am writing a quick post for you!
My lady  tried to overcome some of her sadness by spending time with us.  She looked at Valentino, our curly-whirly angora buck, and I heard her say "Val, you are a disgusting mess.  I am going to clean you up."  Well, Val had so much curly fybur* around his ears that he didn't hear that comment.  Next thing he knew, he was up on the sheep shearing stand, and my lady was standing there with a variety of shearing supplies and a determined look on her face.  Here's the result:
Do you see in that picture, above, how Osmo is hiding in the hut?  He thinks he might get clipped too, but he's silly, because he doesn't have fybur* so he can't be clipped!  Val looks much better without all his heavy, matted, dirty fleece, that got all muddy through the winter.  Did you all know that Val is my Dad?  He doesn't have his spare brain any more so he can't be a Dad again, so I was lucky to be born, wasn't I!
After she sheared him (mostly using Fiskars hand scissors), he did a lot of scratching with his horns, and little bits of fybur* went floating around.
My lady then noticed that, in contrast to his usual mellow behaviour, he has begun sparring with Osmo and running around more energetically, so she thinks he is feeling much better.
Well, I'm sure you'll hear from my lady soon.  In the meantime, you can all just swoon over my Dad.

*Fybur - the proper goat spelling for the fleece that goats grow.....I should know...I'm a goat!

8 comments:

Millie said...

He looks lovely. You should tell your lady to come shear our llama--he's got an awful lot of fur on him! The goose was picking things out of it to eat last night.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

There be naught better for the soul than a good shearing......
;)

Spinners End said...

Oh Lucky Nickel please give your lady a hug from the fybur animals at our house...and the humans too! I'm sure she will be proud that you did another wonderful post. Your fluffy fybur looks beeyooteefull!!!

texwisgirl said...

Thanks, Lucky Nickel, for the post. I 'heard' about your lady's loss from another blogger and I'm really sad for her... Please give her a sweet kiss for all of us animal lovers...

IsobelleGoLightly said...

OOOOOOOOOOOO! Lucky Nickel, did you know that I'm in love with your Dad? He's my curly-whirly lover boy! I like him with fybur or without fybur! Kiss, kiss kiss kiss!

Pricilla said...

I am sure you are good company for your lady right now Lucky Nickel. Your daddy looks right handsome.

rox said...

I am so glad I found your blog !
That Val is a handsome fellow !
We are in MB. Canada & I am dreaming of goats ☺
I do hope we will have a goat soon !
happy I found your blog ☺

rox said...

ps. I just read a few of your posts . Congrats on your moving and new adventures. I am certain goats will like NS !