Yes, me. I have been kidnapped.
Ok, maybe not literally. The “kid” part is literal. The “napping?” What’s a nap?
And what does any of this have do do with Special Needs blogging? Today is a bit off topic, but hopefully it will help you feel like you know a bit more about what goes on behind the scenes.
|Awwww, how cute are they?|
Bottle feeding these kids is sheer delight. They are bonding with us nicely and seek out petting and laps.
Each day they get to wear little harnesses and walk on a leash, which is preliminary work for the carting we plan to train them to do. This will take several years of training, so we’re starting now!
Right now, harnesses and leashes are associated with all things fun and frolicky, as there is a backyard playground waiting at the end of the walk. They get to spend an hour each day leapin’-hoppin’ around and causing side-splitting laughter. I really must learn how to import video into Blogger so you can enjoy these antics too!
|Gilford (left) and Gordy (right) think new little brothers |
do not belong here.
Our ten-month-old goats, Gordy and Gilford, are most bent out of shape at the arrival of these intruders. These usurpers of their maa-aaa-aah’s time. These interlopers, invaders, party crashers. So, as Maa-aaa-aah, it’s my responsibility to make sure they know they are still loved and valued members of our cart-training and scrub-eating team.
That means an extra hour daily of focused attention and harness work with this older pair. Gordy loves this and Gilford...well, let’s just say one reason for getting our second set of boys is to train them to fill Gilford’s place in the tandem pulling team. He has no intention of working, thank you.
So between kids just weeks old and kids soon to be yearlings, there has been precious little time to devote to the blog. It’s probably good to take a break, breathe in the spring air, and listen to the birds that have returned in the past week.
|Everyone's trying to figure each other out.|
|Gordy is eager to move toward pulling his princess.|
He needs to grow some more, both in muscle and bone,
but he's going to be a great puller!
Do you have any wonderful distractions in your life right now that help balance out the demands of meeting special needs? I’d love to hear your stories!