Monday, January 14, 2013

MOM - she touching me

Dot has not liked the fact he has to be locked up with the goat girls in this horrid, bitter cold but Life before Like. The goat girls don't yet listen to Dot because he is still learning how to be their protector... After finally getting to go outside Saturday around 2 am Dot bolted, ran and found a spot away from the girls. Slowly but to the dismay of Dot one girl then another came and sat so close to him. Before I could find the camera he had 5 of the youngest girls leaning and him. The bitter cold would not allow the camera to work so I had to come inside and by the time I got to the house and warmed up the camera only Agatha was left. When I came a couple of hours later outside Dot was all over me and was telling me the story of how the girls rubbed on him and now this might have made him smell like a goat. I giggled because the girls do not smell at all but to him I am sure he is upset. Funny part is to me Llama's smell like Corn Chips... I love placing my face into my sweet animals and breathing in their natural smell. Each one smells different and those who will let me get this treatment often. What make this not so strange is they do the same to me. I never take offense and I giggle all the time when they do it because we have this need to be close and in the animal world smell it a bond... Here is another confession - Yep, I smell fibers in the house. I can tell my own animals when shorn who is who but I do smell fiber when considering if I am to purchase it (if I can) and I also do so when writing evaouations for folks about their fiber add my thoughts on the smell. There are some illness that can leave an odor and along with what will need to be done to process the fiber correctly. So Smell On....

8 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Cute picture of them snuggled together.

Sheri said...

Poor Dot - he's just had a difficult adjustment period. I hope your cold moderates really soon.

Fran said...

My friend's young Llama is very cuddly & cute - still. I'm hoping he stays that way.

Thanks for the smile, the visual (yup, I could see all 5 there!) and the info about smell.

Anonymous said...

What a great visual, I can just imagine the expression on his dear face, saying - please make them go away... And I know what you mean about the snuggling, I would do that with my horses. Thanks for sharing....Linda

Kristina said...

Cute photo. Feel the love!

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Spinners End Farm said...

That is called snorgeling in sheep talk. I think it could work for goats too! (the putting your face in their fleece and giving them hugs part).

:) Cuddle up Dot!

Susan said...

Llamas DO smell like corn chips! I love the lanolin smell of my Icelandic sheep and bury my nose in their fleece regularly.