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Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by rachels.haven, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Aug 16, 2019
    rachels.haven

    rachels.haven True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    I'm afraid you'll have to wait a few more hours. The man with the dog needed to delay until tomorrow morning. I'm okay with that.
     
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  2. Aug 16, 2019
    Bruce

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    x100!!!!
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    :weee:weee:clap:weee:weeesooooo excited for you :highfive:
     
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  4. Aug 17, 2019
    Bruce

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    Hmmm we posted at the same time, I x100 the pictures, not the delay! We can do nothing but wait.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2019
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    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Great minds think alike :lol: :highfive:
     
  6. Aug 17, 2019
    rachels.haven

    rachels.haven True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    Bailey is here. She's anxious, and tried to bounce my nuttiest goat once, but she's all settled now and gaurding the barn pen. The man who brought her seems to be downsizing his parents farm a bit, which explains why she was only $150. She's a big, quiet, gentle girl who always wants to come be with you. We walked the property together to get her acclimated. The man selling her says that they have her out without fences all the time and she does not roam and prefers to just sit and watch the land. I believe it.
    IMG_20190817_110244133_HDR.jpg She WAS laying down in a hole she scratched, resting and watching, but of course she had to get up and come over.

    The man's girlfriend from Pepperell, about 8 minutes from here says they used to have little, normal coyotes, but now there are only big ones and they get more aggressive and fearless as cooler weather comes in. And that if they are that aggressive now, that yes, it IS time for a dog NOW for both the kids and animals' sakes.

    Tomorrow I'll but Bailey out in the browsing pen with the goats. Today will just be getting to know the goats and acclimating, I think. She was worried when her man left.
     
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    SUPER LIKE!!!!!!!!!!

    It will take a bit for her to figure out that you are her's now, not the man who brought her. But since she was on his parent's farm, she may not be overly attached to him. I bet she melds into the family quickly.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    As soon as you get a chance go have a talk with her, hold her face in your hands and tell her this is her new home, that we are going to work together....look her in the eyes when you talk with her...they truly understand much more than you think. Tell her she needs to help you protect your animals, that your are her friend...give her a hug. It may take some talking to create that bond between you ,but it worked for Mel and I , and I know he was traumatized by the loss of his best friend :flypig........ we made it throgh the tough part,
    Mel is my heart creature :love........ I am so happy for you and your family
     
  9. Aug 17, 2019
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    Talking to her and loving her really does work, just like @B&B Happy goats said. There will be a period of adjustment, her world has just been turned upside down and she doesn't know why. She needs that reassurance now, she needs comfort. You are going to fall in love with this dog and it will be like no other dog you have ever had.

    My husband and Paris.
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    The magic between these animals and their humans is like no other, pure devotion and love, understanding and a partnership, independent thinking and fiercely protective :love