Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Whinnie update

baby goat asleep May 17

This is Whinnie, the baby billy goat born a month ago. We had to take him away from his mother Spot, when he was born, as he was too weak to stay with her. We have been bottle feeding him and keeping him in the house and the garden. For the first three weeks he was unable to walk. We were thinking we would have to take him to the vet to be put down if he was to remain immobile. He then discovered his legs. He's in good health now and has a good appetite for milk. He is starting to explore things to eat, including my papers left in our front room. He is smaller than his brother and his horns are less developed. We are however confident that he is pulling through. He goes to the vet on Thursday for a check up. And we are gradually integrating him into the flock.


Anonymous said...

Well, he may grow up to be a very big, strong Billy and no one will guess the story of his birth. The same can happen with people.

Anonymous said...

Adorable...but how are you keeping your carpet clean?