Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Terrible Two's at the Funny Farm




Monday was like the worst Terrible Two's Four Legged Day!!! Wynonna was under foot and full of vinegar..... No nap time for her today and it was too cold to have her outside. That meant testing me at every turn and stumble. I had a shadow with sharp teeth...


Her favorite items to bite today besides me was ANYTHING!!!! She really loved my apron, then there was the fleece bags (Yes, I was trying to get fiber work done while this was all going on) which I had not realized I had left one on the floor. So smart Grace thought why don't we work on eating things that a goat is suppose too... Silly me... I placed on the towel a few pieces of oatmeal on a plate - she took about a half hour to push it all around the plate, towel, floor and my slippers but if she ate one I could not tell. I guess I should have counted how many pieces I put down but too late now.


Unlike her human counter parts - I can not put her in a high chair to keep her in one place, she has learned to hop over my barricades that keep her out of the living room and she has mastered the stairs so upstairs and downstairs are fair game for those fast little hooved feet....


Last night we had snow (I am doing the happy dance for any moisture) so no outside time for her today - she is still struggling to stay warm and when she gets too cold then she gets the terrible potty issues that I have been trying to stop for the last couple of weeks... Not a pretty sight but also not good for her tummy. I admit this morning just to eat my breakfast in peace she sat in my lap - that was a full 8 minutes without her getting into trouble or me chasing her. That may not sound like a lot of time but for me that seems like hours.


I finally rocked her to sleep - Yes, your read that right I rocked her and placed her in the bathroom with the space heater. I am typing like a mad women returning emails, posting on the blog, pulling all the orders for the day, printed shipping labels to place on those packages and soon will sprint down the long driveway to get the packages out - all before sleeping beauty awakes and the Terrible Two's start all over again. I must say that just like human babies Wynonna is an angel to watch while she sleeps but who has the time for that???


2 comments:

Jane said...

As bad as this sounds, It does sound like she is using that leg. Can't get up the steps with three legs. So there is some good that comes from this. I do feel bad for you. It can be very nerve wracking. But I would bet there are some goats out there who have put up with some toddler humans who have a very similar story ;)

larkspur funny farm said...

Oh your so right Jane - I am thrilled that she can use all 4's but she is so darn fast especially when I have too many things going on in the kitchen. Your right my animals look at humans in that same way - I take a goat any day..