Saturday, June 09, 2007

Peanut Parking Only

Little Peanut has turned a corner. Literally.

For his first few days, Peanut was only able to walk in a straight line. If he came to a wall, he would just stop. Then, like a little wind-up toy, the juice would gradually drain out of him until he just stood in whatever corner he had fetched up in, head down and battery dead.

He couldn't turn his head properly to groom himself, and he couldn't scratch.

Today Peanut can do all these things. He can also jump and hop (very small hops.)

This morning for the first time he went to the baby corner where he sleeps with his brother and sister, and he saw that Boxcar Betty was lying in "his" spot. And he did something that all normal baby goats do, but he had never done before.

He pawed at Betty until she grudgingly moved over an inch or two so he could lie where he wanted.

Yes. That's right, world. It's time to make room for Peanut.

1 comment :

JustKiddin said...

Go, Peanut, go! So good to hear you're doing so well!

I wonder sometimes with multiple births if sometimes conceptions might be slightly later with one of the babies. If the dam doesn't drop the last egg for another week (and the sperm survives for a week!) that last baby could be, gestationally, a week younger than its siblings.

Interesting thought, anyway. :)