Slim stretch

Slim stretch

Saturday, April 28, 2012

DOMESTIC GOAT VIOLENCE

I am a victim of DGV (Domestic Goat Violence). One very stubborn goat and my blood thinner medications do not mix.  Tina has always taken spells of getting her head stuck in the fence but lately she has become an addict.  Let me tell you that it is not an easy job to remove a horned goat's head from the fence.  Pictured you see a small sample of the bruises that decorate my limbs due to continual rescues.  I'm beginning to wonder if it might just be easier to saw off her head!

14 comments:

Lynn said...

So do you grease up the fence and pull her out? You'd think she would learn. Maybe she just likes time with her GA. :)

Granny Annie said...

We do have new fencing that we're hoping will get put up soon. Meanwhile I saw an idea to duct tape a long stick across her horns to keep her head from going through the fence. We might have to do that before the new fencing goes up. She cries and cries for me to get her out, then she fights me the whole time I'm trying to save her. Stupid goat!

Well you're about to end the A-Z challenge. Can you believe it has gone so quickly. I am going to miss your daily posts.

LL Cool Joe said...

I think a certain goat wants to spend some quality time with you. ;)

Cliff said...

"We do have new fencing that we're hoping will get put up soon."
You are soooo much nicer than my wife.

Granny Annie said...

LL Cool Joe -- "Quality time"!!!! I hardly think so. She is very ungrateful of my sacrifices to save her. There is no appreciation as she simply struts away like she got herself out and I was not involved though I do have the battle scars to prove it.

Cliff -- Let me say that once Ron's health returns there will be "No more Mrs. Nice guy." I'll put Marilyn's toughness to shame.

Whitemist said...

we just had the same problem with the goat at our farm....
what is it with them wanting to hang themselves?

Granny Annie said...

Whitemist -- If I thought she had a death wish I might accommodate her. I'm afraid it's simply a "grass is always greener" thing. She's reaching though the fence for the exact same thing she's standing in. Too bad we didn't have her IQ tested before we brought her home.

Judy (kenju) said...

Yikes. I think I might explore ways to keep that from happening!

Snaggle Tooth said...

She probably thinks she's helping to free herself!
Sorry you have to deal with such abuse n idioicty! Better luck n healing next week-

Granny Annie said...

Judy -- Hopefully this afternoon the new fence will go up in the goat pen. There is no way she can get her head through this fence. And now Mrs. MOB, did he really pick that ring out all by himself? Wowzers!

Snaggle Tooth -- I am quite sure there is a conspiracy among the other goats. They pay Tina to get her head caught so that I have to open the gate to enter the pen and the rest of them can escape. Can I really be giving them credit for being that smart? I love the title of your recent post. "Altered Edge" would make a great book title. Maybe your autobiography?

G. B. Miller said...

"Domestic Goat Violence"....that's a new one.

Personally, I'm used to experiencing "Domestic Cat Violence" with my cat.

Isn't that always like an animal?

Cry for help, then fight like hell when you come galloping to the rescue.

Granny Annie said...

G.B. Miller -- You are absolutely right. Most animals are not grateful for the help we try to give them unlike Androcles and the lion with the thorne in his paw:)

By the way, your daughter is quite lovely and it sounds like she is also very talented. I know you are proud of her.

Riot Kitty said...

Ouch! Hope you heal up soon. I have a forthcoming post on farm animals.

Granny Annie said...

Riot Kitty -- I should have waited to take the pictures of my bruises. They get a lot uglier before they go away. And about your upcoming post on farm animals...should we be afraid?