What is that strange creature in the distance you ask? I present you all with another creation of a fed up farm woman!
This is Dolly Doodle. The Doodle that gets her head stuck every. single. day. in the fence. She is the only goat that does this here on the farm and I'd just had enough this morning!
So desperate times call for desperate duct taping! You all may remember the duct taped chicken straight jacket episode.
Dolly is a very good goat and an excellent milker but we have to face facts..she is dumb as a stump. Now, I know all goats get their heads stuck from time to time, it is the Goatie Way. Many a farmer has stood,scratching their head and wondering how a goat did something. It is the Goatie Way and there is no explaining it except maybe it is like the Force in Jedi .
So anyways, everyday with a stuck head is a little much and there is.. well.. more to the story...
(that is Daisy looking at the camera. Doesn't she look like she is embarrassed to be seen with Dolly?)
.... every time Dolly gets her head stuck her giant son Peanut, comes running to drain the milk bar. You all know how these momma goats hate not controlling the milk bar! But that is not he worse part, the worse part would make anyone think she would stop getting her head stuck...Jack being a 6 month old male puppy..well you know..starts in with a little trans species loving..ya know just for fun! Yes, the summer of 2012 hump fest...between Jack and Dolly..you would think that would make her run from the fence and have goatie night mares! (Sorry folks,no pictures of that!) It is sure giving us nightmares from watching them! OK maybe not nightmares so much as hysterical fits of laughter.So I decided enough was enough and turned to my trusty animal behavior modification kit! Duct tape being the main tool in my kit and this time a piece of PVC pipe. You all may think this was easy. Yeah right. It was not! The Boy had to hold/wrestle her while I had to try and tape this to her horns. I have seen folks wrangle gators easier than it was for us taping this piece of pipe to Dolly's horns !
Dolly spent the whole morning behind the barn hiding in shame..yeah this shames her but not being drained by her overgrown kid and being humped by a giant dog all the while with her head stuck in the fence. Dumb as a stump I tell ya! But that is OK she is still one of my favorites despite her lack of IQ points. Jack will be seeing the vet in a few weeks for a little snip snip but that only cures half the problem and really, if Dolly wouldn't get her head stuck everyday Jack would not be able to take advantage of her like that. So for now Dolly will have to wear my version of a goatie dunce hat!
Once again..Duct Tape Saves the Day!!