Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Do The Funky Lamb

We think we figured out the reason for Lambchop’s lameness (see yesterday’s post). Try as I might I can't seem to get her weaned even after a week in a separate pen. She's about half the size of her mother, plus being chunky, and has a really hard time getting under her mom in the usual nursing position. So she backs up about 10', adjusts her feet into position (sort of looks like a bull planting his feet in preparation to charge), leans back just slightly more, then charges head down toward her intended goal, spreads her front legs apart and skids into home base on her belly, slamming into her mother’s udder so hard she almost knocks her over. Perhaps it’s that front leg spread that’s bothering her shoulder – ya think! Hey, this might catch on as a new dance move.

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