Monday, April 1, 2013

Beach Day and Sarge's Extreme Exotics Event

     Hi, all! I hope everyone had a great Easter. Mine was pretty good, minus some tummy issues (think room clearing farts and soft poop) from having hard boiled eggs. Apparently Nola + hard boiled eggs = bleh. Odd, because I can eat scrambled eggs and raw eggs with no issues. Dachshund Mommy: Nola got hard boiled eggs as she's getting too thin, and needs a little extra food. (I'm sure people are shaking there head at the idea of a "too thin" Doxie ;)) It's so hard to get Nola at an even weight; she's either a bit too heavy or a bit too thin. I can either see her ribs, hips and spine or they're a bit too padded for my liking.

      We got up late, at Easter candy, then packed up and went to the beach (which was dirtied and crowded from the sickening amounts of people who aren't from here. The beach is always dirtier during tourist season.), then came home and had ham from the pig we raised last summer. Then we watched the finale of The Bible on the history challenge (a very interesting show that made Mom really think about religion) and went to bed. Good times. :)

     Some beach shoots (excuse how terribly bloated I look; it's a by-product of the hard boiled eggs):
First we went here



Wardrobe change!

Purty

Sit/stay

The we walked down to the beach





Keep an eye out for a review of my BrilliantK9 harness

Recall

Yup, in the water

Pelicans 

Gawjuss


Goat impression

Little paw prints





All that results in one tired Doxie.
 





     Have y'all heard about Sarge's Extreme Exotics event? Just click the name to find out more. I'm posting about our little goat herd! Here goes:

Daisy:
   
     Daisy is our 2 year old LaMancha doe (female goat), who gave birth to twins a little over a week ago. Daisy's sweet, curious and very quiet, but can be a bit bitchy to other goats. She's the "herd queen", and doesn't hesitate to throw her weight around.

Violet:
   
     Violet is our 6 week old LaMancha x Boer doeling (baby girl goat). She's been bottle fed by the peeps since she and her twin sister Vinca (below) were 5 days old. Violet's a sweet girl, but can be loud and a bit bossy. :p


Vinca:

     Vinca is Violet's twin sister. Vinca is our sweetest goat, and loves people. She's happiest when she's being held by someone. She's in for a shock when she's too big to hold, which won't be long now as both her and Violet are about 35-40lbs each. She's half of the "V twins" duo.


Honey Suckle:
   
     Honey is Daisy's absolutely gorgeous little doeling, and she and her twin brother Hawthorne (below) are were a week old on Thursday. She's sweet and a bit shy. She's part one of the "H twins".

Hawthorne:

     Hawthorne, Honey's twin and Daisy's buckling (baby boy goat). He's a handsome boy, for sure! He and his sister will be staying here (Honey permanently). Hawthorne will be bred to the "V twins" once they are old enough, then will be sold.
(DM: in addition to having to pick a boy's name that fit with our plant/flower theme, Gale Hawthorne was my favorite "Hunger Games" character. I really feel like he got gypped in the story, which is why the ending of the series pissed me off. ;))


Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

21 comments:

  1. Nola:
    It looks like you had a lovely day at the beach. Don't you just hate it when the tourists make it all dirty? You would think they would appreciate the beauty and keep it clean.
    Have a great Monday.
    Oz

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  2. What a pawesome day at the beach! I love your exotics too! Very cewl!

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  3. I would love to go to the beach! Looks like so much fun. I like the looks of that harness, very nice. Great pics as usual.

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  4. Oh Nola, were you stinking out the house yesterday from all those eggs, BOL. Looks like the perfect beach day. We love that beach. We love the baby pictures
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  5. Fantastic pictures. We live by a beach too and love it in the winter, when its only used by locals. The tourists litter the beach with too much junk.

    I love seeing your updates on your goats. They must be so much fun to play with.

    And I think Gale was my least favourite character. He was too vicious. Team Peeta for life!!

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  6. You're so brave Nola for going in the water...Love the pictures of you flying! down the beach

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  7. Our river beach is always a mess, too. We cannot why people who want to enjoy the area have to leave it such a mess! Very annoying!

    We love those beach pictures.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  8. Great pics - we are very envious of your beach day! We have at least a 2 month wait for beach weather!
    Sorry about the eggs, Nola!

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  9. We just booked our summer vacay to Cape Cod but your beach pics make us extra extra excited!

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  10. Nola, youe gots some great pals there to play with, hope they like you.
    Now that beach thingy, Sooooo Much running around with sand between your toes, ohhhhhh!

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

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  11. Nola,

    We think the picture of you with the ocean waves behind you is so pretty. My mom like the little Daisy goat too.
    Sorry you got the farts from eggs try gas x lol

    xo Cinnamon

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  12. Hope your tummy is all better. Looks like a great walk. Lee and Phod who can't wait for the snow to be all gone!

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  13. Hey Nola!
    Wow, first I'm sending some healing tummy vibes! Gosh, I love your little pawprints. Very cute! Thanks so much for pawticipating in the crabby girls' exotic event. We all think your goat furiends are very cool and their names are so floral and fun. You are entered in the big drawing!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP
    and
    Shelldon and Beachnut

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  14. Hey Nola! That looks like s fun place to goes. me has a question though, does your Minions goes with yous?
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  15. Oh, Ma loves the goats! I just wanna chase em'...must be great to have so many fun furries to hang with!
    Cool Harness! Can't wait to hear abouts it!
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  16. What a day at the beach. You look gorgeous, Nola! (not at all bloated). The beach looks so warm and inviting. I'm glad that you had such a wonderful day!

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  17. I hope your tummy is feeling better. The beach looked like fun. I am so happy to meet all the goats, they are so beautiful. I have never met a goat up close


    Loveys Sasha

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  18. Beach fun!! How fun! Nola is so photogenic : )

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  19. Ohhhh we love the goats - they are adorable !

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  20. I was waiting for you guys to enter! I knew the goats would put up a show!

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