Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Have you ever looked at something so long you can't tell what's real and what's not? That is what is happening to Semi-Sweet. If she is bred she is due starting yesterday. Since I haven't been able to tell, the goatfarmer came out to take a look. After some prodding and poking, she was a bit optimistic. But would really only give her a 50/50 chance. I don't like them odds!
But....last night I was watching her once again, when she, I swear, looked like she was going into labor. I swear.
So I took a chair and sat it in front of her stall watching her, once again, by the light of my lantern. The cats kept me company while I tried not to think about vampires. Twilight...get it?
She, I swear, acted like she might kid last night but after she fell sound asleep I went back home knowing that for sure there would be a kid in the stall the next morning.
I got up when Hubby did at 5:30 and raced down to see if anything had happened during the night....while I didn't sleep.....and tossed and turned.
As I walked up to Semi-Sweet's stall and looked inside, I jumped, there was a small figure under her belly.

It was the cat.


Lisa said...

Awww man, you had me hooked! I even jumped a little. Darn cat.


Anonymous said...

my fingers are crossed for you!!

Holly said...

oh my goodness, betwen you and Ruby *I'm* worried about babies everywhere!

Marigold said...

The watched goat never boils...I mean kids. We like Twilight. Do you suppose there are any were-goats out there? Hmmm...this may be cause for some stump-standing.

frugalmom said...

Dammit. Im just sayin.

Heide said...

The cat? Snort, giggle. I really want Semi-sweet to have little one and reading this had my hopes up until the cat made his/her appearance. Very funny.

Danni said...

Oh, for PETE'S sake! What is going on here??!! Gosh, I feel your anticipation - I'm going to be anxious all day now.

But hey, cats are supposed to be really sensitive to changes and things, right? Maybe the cat was just giving her some pre-labor support?

C'mon SEMI-SWEET!!!!!

Mindy said...

That was a good one!

Melinda said...

The picture of the rooster is PERFECT!!!