Work away and then GOATS. Dropped off a long note to Vet on way to work. In effort toward
Came home to a message from his assistant in response. Not what i'd hoped for. So i called the Other vet who had done a few things here a couple years ago. He is also a very gentle good man. But not as good at the Rodeo Stuff. and all this is Rodeo Stuff now.
At issue now, is Scrapies Tags. if anyone is interested in what scrapies is, you can wikipedia it. I won't go into that here because these Goats don't have scrapies. BUT to cross into California, need to have ID.
The Beauty FULL young buck Nogal, nogal being spanish for walnut*. When vet was here last week he tagged all the bucks except Gideon. This is what this kind looks like. Much less aesthetically obtrusive than the brightly colored floppy ones, but still......... and they do get caught on things, like fences and brush, ripping ears. Daughter Jenny does NOT want the Doe Goats tagged. The vet stands firm that to give a Herd Certificate of Health, he needs to tag all of them. So i spent long wait minutes with crummy music blaring first to the Other Vet, who ended up calling back and then to 2 separate departments of California Department of Agriculture. The last being the department of Interstate Livestock Movement. Everyone is nice. Listened patiently as i went on and on and the end result to all of those conversations is that all the Goats need to be tagged. How she made it through the first time she took them to California with just tags in hand was LUCK. It possibly COULD happen again. But....this Vet will not give a certificate without them. Time is running very short. (Why did i wait so long?????) . So the appointment is for Wednesday. I need to make a catch corner before that. 12 Doe Goats. OK. and tomorrow i need to take the new transport trailer to the DMV for registration and plates AFTER working in the morning. (it's not here yet. What was supposed to take one day will end up being three) . Catch corner late afternoon. OK.
I'm not good anymore at rushing, hurrying. Need to rehone my skills. This is going to do that.
Looking this morning,
i saw that this was up side down
and i still love this one so much....Little Magic....from the beginning with Jude. How the thread beads made the difference, were expressions of the Magic