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Normally the farm animals portion of The Davies. This year however every part of this post is tinged with some degree of sadness. Fortunately, many of the stories have a positive ending.
Favorite Goat: Claes. Well this is probably no surprise to anyone who follows DCotU, Claes is my personal goat, and she is the smartest goat in history, as proven by science. She is the goat who figured out how to climb on the roof, she hijacked the farm’s tractor. and many other smart goat events. She has always had the smartest and cutest baby goats, however this year she miscarried and lost her babies.
As tragic as that is we did not dry her off and she was able to go an entire two year producing milk with out having babies. Her production did fall some, but it was still pretty good compared to the farm average. This is a major event for GetFooLA farms. It means that we only have to breed half the milking goats each year. And the good news is Claes is expecting next month, so she seems to be healthy and we are excited about her new batch of babies.
Favorite New goat: Lenny Cornflakes Busker. Daughter of Jessie and Peanut, the same parentage that produced Claes. This was an attempt at creating Claes 2.0 And it seemed to work. She was smart and outgoing, and beautiful. I even did a post as if she had written it. Unfortunately, she dies at the age of six weeks form a stomach infection. She was an awesome goat and we were lucky to have her for the time we did.
Best farm animal, non-mammal: The ruptured Duck. The ruptured duck is a Muscovy, who was born on the farm this year. Of the eight baby Muscovy’s she was the only one who survived of the original babies ducks. She however did not get out unscathed. She damaged her foot as a child and has had to live in the barn. Despite this handicap she has grown to full size. And is now a part of the vibrant barn society. She hangs out with Helios and Theodore our barn cats and often watches us as we prepare the goats food.
The term Ruptured Duck comes form the World War Two Bomber of the same name and a pin that was given to WWII veterans who were honorable discharged but had not yet reached their final discharge location.
In Memoriam: Denis the Vizsla Dog. It is with great remorse we announce the loss of one of DCotU closest and dearest friends Denis The Vizsla Dog. Much like our dear cornflakes Dennis was the animal personification of a blog. He would often write messages on my blog letting me know h0ow his humans liked and enjoyed our posts. His phenetic spelling and keen sense of humor always had me in stitches. We at DCotU understand how much the lost of animal companion can affect one.
However Dennis legacy is in good hands. His blog has been taken over by ‘The Two Hipster Kittens” Charlie and Chaplin. These two hip cats have Dennis’ writing skills and his sense of humor. Though Dennis is gone his legacy is in god hands.