What a handsome fella he is! Of course, Abigail wanted nothing to do with him for the first couple of days and he was actually afraid of her and would run away whenever she came near! LOL!! He really does have a sweet temperment. Jerry went and picked him up from some friends of ours on Tuesday morning. He got right in the trailer in spite of the fact that he hadn't been away from home since they got him as a baby a couple of years ago. Jerry backed the trailer as close to his pen as he could and then wanted me to lead him in because "He STINKS and he might get on me!" All was going well (despite the horses being out and coming over to see who the new guy was) until Buddy came around the corner and startled Andy!
|I'm sorry mom, I didn't mean to scare him!|
Poor Andy, he missed home and all his "girls" and did nothing but cry every time he would see one of us for the first two days! I really felt bad for him. Yesterday, I put Abigail in with him and, like I mentioned, he was afraid of her and was crying even louder! I thought about it last night and had decided that if things didn't start happening by today, I was probably going to have to take Andy home and try to find a different buck.
This morning, when I went down to milk, Andy was NOT standing by the fence crying but Abigail was waiting to be fed. My first thought was "Oh man, I hope he didn't die!" I walked down towards the pen calling for Andy and he stuck his head out the door, whew! I was glad he had quit crying too.
After I was finished milking Madeline, Jerry came down to help me feed and I noticed the first signs of "love" between Abigail and Andy! YAY!! There was much wagging of tail on Abigail's part and Andy was definitely no longer afraid of her!
Don't they make a lovely couple as they waltz around the goat pen?!? I figure I will leave them together until Sunday morning and then take Andy home. I'm sure his girls all miss him!!