I had a sneaking suspicion that I had missed Itty-Bitty's heat last month and it turns out I was right.
She was very much in heat this morning and quite receptive to Cadences advances. I think he has been taking lessons from Mojo because he was doing a lot more romancing then I've seen him do before.
I am really looking forward to seeing the kids from this breeding and we are planning on retaining a doe kid if we are blessed with one or more. Also really looking forward to seeing her first freshening udder. I can only hope it is as impresseive as her dams was!
So I got dog and cat food samples the other day from Honest Kitchen. Honest Kitchen makes all natural dehydrated human grade pet food.
I gave Izzy a sample of "Zeal" which is "ideal for sensitive dogs that need a grain and gluten free dog food or who may have a sensitivity to the more popular protein sources." He loved it an licked the bowl clean.
Cleo was given "Love" which "is ideal for dogs that may have grain or gluten sensitivities, or to help maintain a healthy body weight." Like Izzy she loved it an licked her bowl clean.
Our two cats were offered samples of "Grace" and "Prowl". Neither of them would do more than sniff "Grace" and "Prowl" got only a slightly better reception. It is possible that they were not impressed because they do not usually get wet or moist food.
Of course a single meal doesn't tell me how this diet would affect Izzy's coat and his skin allergies. The biggest inhibiter of doing an extended trial of this food is the cost. At over $100 for the equavilant of 40lbs worth of food it is just to extravegant for our budget.
The Northwest Dairy Goat Association (NWDGA) will be holding its 25th Annual Dairy Goat Conference on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Clackamas High School, 14486 SE 122nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015. You can register at the door or save yourself some money and register ahead of time. Registration forms should be available shortly on their website: http://nwodga.org./annual_dairy_goat_conference.html
The purpose of the annual conference is education! There are topics for Youth and Adult Breeders and Hobbyists of all types of goats: Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, Fiber Goats, Pet Goats, 4H Goats, Cart Goats, Pack Goats.... Lots of valuable information to be had and a great chance to meet fellow goat enthusiasts. Plus there are venders selling goat related items and if you are planning on going on milk test you can get your scale offically calibrated there as well.
While I can't be 100% certain that this is a Nigerian Dwarf wether, but after seeing his brother in the background video on the making of this commercial I am about 99% sure that this handsome guy is in fact a Niggie.
This ad is one of five finalists in the Dorritos Crash the Super Bowl commercial competition. So if you want to see this ad in the Super Bowl please go to and cast a vote for the goat!