Artemesia's unborn kids
Artemesia is still getting
better, very slowly but hopefully surely. In the meantime, I've had
a lot of questions about her hypothetical kids, so I thought I'd give
you all the dirt.
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According to the vet, if
Artemesia lost her kids at this point (halfway through her pregnancy),
we'd probably lose her. I assume that means there would be blood and
other obvious signs of miscarriage, of which there have been none.
So, presumably she's
still feeding miniature goatlings, which is probably why it's so hard
for her to bounce back. If she does make it to term and pops out
healthy kids, I'm seriously considering bottle feeding them (as little
as I like that thought), so we can dry her off immediately and let her
finish recuperating in peace.
In the meantime, I'm
stuffing my favorite goat with as much honeysuckle as she'll eat and am
thrilled that she's finally strong enough to consume hay out of the
manger once again. Maybe by this time next week, a walk around the yard
won't wear her out?