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The papers were in the mail for the registration! So exciting!
 

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Tango is in the feeder

try it now. I might have to get my kid out here to post the video LOL
To post a video on here, it has to be uploaded somewhere else on the internet, and then you can put a link to it here. If it’s posted on YouTube, then the video can be embedded right here in your post.

It sounded like a cute video, so I hope you and your kid can figure it out.

P.S. we like still photos, too! ;)
 

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Huge update (trumpets blaring!!!!)

:::Tomorrow I am going to drive 8+hours round trip to pick up 2 LGD ladies! The previous owners have health issues and with heavy hearts have sold all their livestock and these 2 beautiful pyrenees are the last to leave to new homes. They are so bored and yearn for a herd to protect. They are 5 years old sisters and spayed. I am so excited, I almost peed myself at work when i saw one come into the store all proud and magnificent blazing white!!

I think for at least a week or more, we can keep them separated so everyone can get used to us and the new dogs. The goats still a bit skittish as soon as the treat bag is empty, the 2 older goats get most of it anyways LOL.

Keep you all posted!
 

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They are here and gorgeous! We had a 3 1/2 hour car ride and not a single bark or growl. They were scared to get out of the jeep, but we were patient and it took treats and patience, but we got them both to the kennel, with hubby carrying the 2nd one the last 100 yards or so. This was not a suprize...they were just as hard to get them in, as they never had basic command training, so we will have to make it a point to take them on a ride once in swhile so they know what to do and lessen their anxiety. This was their 2nd car ride in their 5 year existence.

They will be separate for a day or so, the goats had their tail flat on their back and making grunts and snorts. They are not used to dogs that much. and our dogs not used to livestock now for a couple years. Their names are Angel and Precious.

I heard barking a bit last night...I was up anyway with hot flashes! So i went out with flashlight...I think it was the rooster making chirping sounds. They have not met yet. Cats,Goats, Chickens, Rooster is the order of introductions. Cats cut the lline simply because they are inside/outside and have coloring similar to skunk and raccoon. And they were outside when I got home and they could sense their presence immediately.

More later, i am needed outside with some hay!
 

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More 3 am barking...i go out and see what is going on...they seem fine, i hear nothing, pitch black. I go back to the house, I open the door and they start again. I go back and see if maybe i miss something....nope all fine and dandy. I go back to the house. By this time i am a little miffed and mad that yet again they wake me up. o_O

Then i heard it. There was a beep, like an alarm. The dehumidifer was full so i empty it. Still beep and dogs bark. So I follow the beep to the FREEZER door that was open just a crack.

So lesson learned that if they are barking, there is a reason and my job is to figure out why. They earned their keep in less than a week and protecting livestock that has been in the freezer for over a year. Thank you ladies and I will get you some big beef bones from the butcher.:thumbsup
 

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Today was shearing day! Such an exciting day! I remember shearing days when we had sheep, but was not sure how it all worked with pygora goats. Lots of avoiding capture and a ton of bellering, but it is all finished. They had hoof trims and liquid dewormer while they were on the stand. This was first time I actually was able to pet the oldest one, April. She sniffs me out, but so very cautious. They look so differnet with the fleece clipped off, but Sara, the shearer lady said they all look like they are getting good feed and noticed no issues with their skin. She drove 2 1/2 hours and charged only $110. I threw in lunch and we had a feast after shearing.I feel like i need a nap. Whew!

The dogs are doing great. Precious and Angel. Precious has a little scar on her nose from a hot spot LOL and her head is a little different shape than her sister. Angel has a head that reminds me of a golden retriever, but i don't think she has any of that line. Several times, the chickens have wandered right up to the fence and they barely notice the dogs, So I think the next paddock will include the chickens being able to enter the pasture. I already have the fake eggs out so they have a chance to see that eggs are not tasty and hopefully we can get the eggs before the dogs and goats get a liking for them. I gave Angel and Precious their own pork shoulder bone for reward for letting me know about the freezer door. I can't imagine going outside now without a visit to go see my dogs and goats.
 
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