Pharaoh is such a gorgeous cat!
Now it's time for the rest of the pictures from last weekend. This post will focus on Jasper and his herd, but it will also have pictures of the cats and one of Jackal in it too.
I don't have many pictures of Jasper's crew because frankly they are disgusting!!!! All of that nastiness on Big Mamma's face and body is molasses from that gross protein tub. I can't wait for them to finish it so they can switch to the bucket kind which doesn't get as messy. Part of the problem is Jasper's beard gets in it and then he rubs all over the does. Don't worry the pink is not blood, that's from his marking harness.
We got Big Mamma, Dottie and LeeAnn from one of hubby's coworkers on October 9th. They are all tame, but have varying degrees of friendliness. Big Mamma is in the middle. She can be a bit skittish and doesn't like to be restrained (and weighing almost two hundred pounds you can't really restrain her against her will), but if she is allowed to approach you she loves having the base of her horns scratched. It's so funny because she will sneak up behind you and position her head under your hand so you have to pet her. :D
Jasper is filthy! He's happy though lol!!
If you've read the blog for a while you know about Jasper. We got him in the spring of 2016 as a kid. Hubby worked hard to make sure he was handled a lot and kept friendly so that he wouldn't turn into a dangerous buck during breeding season. It's a good thing too since he's close to 230 pounds now!! He still acts like such a baby sometimes and loves attention and reassurance. He's so laid back and fairly easy to handle (sometimes he can be a pain while having his hooves trimmed). He is doing great with his leash training too.
Emerald (Emi for short) is always following us around. She is the mom to two of our other cats Pharaoh and Shadow.
Emi is so pretty. Look at those eyes!
Here are a few more pictures of Bid Mamma. Lazy girl was laying down eating out of the molasses tub.
She let hubby approach her and pet her without getting up. She's getting less and less skittish the more time we spend with her.
Jasper wants some molasses too!
LeeAnn joined Big Mamma at the tub. She is filthy too! I hate sharing pictures of them looking so disgusting, but I want to share them with you guys, so I hope you won't judge them for their appearance at the moment hehe.
I finally got a decent body shot of LeeAnn, although her expression is so derpy with her eyes closed and her mouth open. I wish I knew what other breed she has in her... she's an interesting color. She definitely has dairy goat characteristics, but I don't know what breed or percentage. She is the friendliest of the three and the loudest! She loves attention and food. She weighs about 100 pounds, so she weighs less than Coral even though she's about the same size.
It's hard to get pictures of the older doe Dottie because she's always at the feeder, but the above picture shows how enormous Jasper is. Dottie weighs slightly less than Coral at 143 pounds and hubby is 5'10" if that gives you any idea how big Jasper is. I'll try to get better pictures of Dottie next time. She is the most skittish of the three, but she's very slowly coming around with all of the food bribes lol. She was also thin and wormy when we got her, but now she's worm free and she's gained almost ten pounds already. She's starting to look really good. I can't wait to see what they all look like when they shed out their scraggly winter coats next year.
Emi was rolling around in the grass being cute.
Shadow was hanging out too, but she was up in the trees and I couldn't get any good pictures. It's getting really late and I'm exhausted, but I wanted to get these posts scheduled for the week. Sorry for making this post shorter than the others, but I need to get to bed. Work comes early in the morning (it's actually Sunday night right now).
I'll leave you with a picture of Jackal. This is the expression he gives me when he's ready to go inside and I'm lollygagging taking pictures hehe.
P.S. OrangeJello (the other cat), the squirrel and the dove are all doing well. I'll try to update you about all of them soon too.