Monday, August 3, 2009

And the winner is --

Debra B. guessed the little doeling's weight at 1 pound, 6.3 ounces, which was less than one ounce away from the 1 pound, 5.5 ounces that the little doe actually weighed at birth! Pedalpower and Michelle at Boulderneigh were both quite close with guesses of 1 pound 4 ounces and 1 pound 3.5 ounces, respectively. So, Debra will be getting three bars of my goat milk soap. Drop me an email with your address, Debra, and I'll get that in the mail to you.

The little doe's big sister weighed 1 pound, 10.8 ounces, which is only about five ounces more, but she looks a lot bigger than that when you see them side by side. It's amazing what a difference five ounces can make when you're that small.

The little does are doing extremely well. It has taken them days to accomplish things that many kids do within minutes of birth, such as stand and walk. It's hard to believe that they are still being contained in the laundry basket, although the bigger one probably will find a way to get out pretty soon. She's been getting her front legs over the top for a couple days already.

I hope Joy doesn't have some sort of breakdown. I wish I spoke bichon! She has been spending just about all her time next to the laundry basket, and when the bigger one acts like she's trying to get out of the basket, Joy starts whining and yipping and looking at me as if she expects me to do something!


SkippyMom said...

The sierra mist bottle cracked me up! I thought "Why is she drinking soda?" LOL...I know better, but a great visual :)

Congrats to Debra!

Deborah said...

Oh, yeah! I probably should have explained that. For those of you who don't know -- they sell goat nipples to fit on pop bottles. It's frustrating because they're very hard to get clean. But the kids like those nipples better than human baby bottles.

Nancy K. said...

I'm glad to hear that the little doelings are doing so well! Great job, Deborah and family!!


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