Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oy, more animals!

Okay, only one more at the moment. We just acquired a livestock guardian dog (a Great Pyrenees). Her name is Mocha, which is short for Almond Roca Mocha, apparently. She stands about as tall as the Spawn, and outweighs her by three or four times. Nonetheless, the Spawn is very excited that we have a dog.

The llama is less excited. He intends to protect the goats from Mocha at all costs. Llamas make a truly peculiar noise when they're alarmed (do a search on Youtube for "llama alarm call" and imagine that noise live and coming from a frothing, drooling llama). Mocha is oblivious to it all. Hopefully A.J. will eventually figure out that Mocha is not a marauding dog.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The other new additions

This rooster was acquired over a week ago, but we didn't give him a name until we thought there was a decent chance he'd survive. So now he's George Washington Rooster.

And two very skittish goats who just arrived today. One of them was literally spinning on her horizontal axis trying to get out of the collar and lead. Unfortunately, I didn't have the video camera handy. They don't have names yet. They probably will not be eaten, so they will eventually get names. Not until after they stop treating us like wolves in the fold, however.