Tuesday, July 17, 2012

There is no Critter I Won't Duct Tape

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!!

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh my gosh! on the dog humping part! eeeuuuuu!!!

poor dolly! but long may she remain free!

Patty Woodland said...

Gotta love Farm life! And Farmwoman ingenuity

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

She'd better straighten up or you'll be duct taping her udder next...LOL!

John Gray said...

that is sooo funny!

Doc said...

I laughed till I cried!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

OHHH my gosh!!
Poor Dolly - you would think that she'd learn!! You do what you have to do!!
Love that duck tape :-}}

RiverBend Farm said...

That's funny...it is what it is! i would do the same thing...kinda like a yoke on a cow!

Pam said...

LOL! Such a creative woman you are! I can only envision that whole humping getting stuck situation...ha ha! :)

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

Hysterical. Completely educational for me and hysterical!

Lana

Texan said...

Dolly girl you been hanging out with Camilla? Nice hat! erm sorta LOL... girly you got to keep that head of yours out of the fence!

Ian said...

Great use! How about a strand of electric wire in fron of the fence so that she has to get past that before the head get's stuck? I figure it won't be long before she gets the tape off. :-}

Sandy said...

LOL! Funny now but when they are stuck in the fence and your trying to figure out how to get them loose.....not so much!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

LOL!!!! Poor Dolly! Assaulted by a pup! Hope your duct tape works...maybe I should try it with Bruce. ;)

Marigold said...

Are you sure that Dolly isn't part Nubian? Maybe ALL Nubian? I'm just sayin'... In that second photo she looks rather astonished. Maybe most things astonish Dolly and she walks around with a sort of permanent astonishment. Do you think you might have a guppy? You know, half goat, half puppy?

Lin said...

Oh. my. GOSH!!! You had me cracking up!! What a hilarious story!!

Silly goat. And other goat. And dog!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Hee hee hee. Poor Dolly! Oh the indignity of it all! Hee hee hee. dog humping...ewwwww.

in the coop said...

Awesome! Between the chicken and the goat, I hope everyone on your farm takes note; act like a doofus, you will be duct-taped. You should hang a roll on the barn wall as a little reminder.

wayside wanderer said...

Woah. That is crazy stuff, says the girl not quite from the city, but not from the country. I had no idea. I like your solution. If this doesn't work I have other ideas of what you should duct tape. :)

melanie said...

That is without a doubt the best use of duct tape I have ever seen! I am crying I am laughing so hard! Thank you!

Saun said...

You crack me up whta a good story LOL

Kev Alviti said...

I love that! Really well written - made me laugh thanks!