March 08, 2005

Goat Maintenance

One of the things we need to do is check on the well-being of our critters.
Jen noticed two days ago that Gohan had a lice colony on his back so we picked up some shampoo and proceeded to give both Gohan and Oreo a shampoo. Needless to say, being the intelligent comfort-loving creatures that they are, they enjoyed every minute of this…

Oreo was first:

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He submitted with grace… Finally it was done and he was set free:

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Next up — Gohan:

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And the rinse cycle — Gohan is looking very wet and pitiful:

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Here are the critters that we were after - look for the orange oval-shaped things, the irregularly shaped stuff is debris from his bedding:

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Our sheep (Seamus and Kiwi) came by to look. Fortunately, lice are species specific so we don't need to worry about them getting infected:

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And what could we do without the careful supervision of Amber, one of the farm cats:

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Posted by DaveH at March 8, 2005 09:58 PM | TrackBack
Comments

It only looks like they "submitted with grace" because you didn't post the pictures of them trying to climb up the truck or crawl under it to get away from the hose.

Or maybe you need to do the scrubbing in a couple of weeks while I hold the camera...

Posted by: Jen Halliday at March 8, 2005 11:16 PM