Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Back at Emu Creek

I have long suspected that Bear has ESP.
Today I'm absolutely positive
In the continuing countdown towards my surgery, today was earmarked for a pre-surgical visit with the hospital physio, and then a trip out to Emu Creek to deliver Bear into the waiting paws of his mother and sister who will be keeping him company while I'm away.
There is no way he could have known what was on the cards and yet ...
- when I tried to get him to go outside for a loo break before his inCARceration, I was met with stubborn refusal instead of the usual mad dash into the great outdoors.
- when he was pushed bodily outside and left to get on with it, he sat on the doorstep and made sad eyes at me through the glass.
- when I was ready to go, he flipping well hid under the bed

of course once we got to Pete-and-Brenda's, he couldn't even wait for the car to come to a full and complete stop. The second he clapped eyes on Misty and Molly, I had to let him out or risk something diabolical happening to my upholstery. Needless to say they spent most of the next four hours chasing, being chased, rolling, jumping, passing judgement on the general lickableness of the baby goats and some secret dog business to which I was not privy.

WARNING FOR APRIL - baby goat cuteness ahead - scroll down at your own risk!
Pete attempting to bottle feedYou leave my brothers alone! [ Ms Evie warns an interloper away from Cameron and Mitchell ]
There is a Catsmum under all those cute kidsBear frantically trying to get close enough to the kids - we eventually took pity on him and let him in with them and he was so gentle, just licking faces - and other less socially acceptable portions of caprine anatomy
and finally as you can see, Mr and Mrs Swan have also had a blessed event in the last week, successfully hatching five eggs.
- the house feels strangely empty without my furry little buddy - although it has to be said that, of course, the cats think it's a vast improvement.

- and for my 'in real life' friends, I'll be in Mt Alexander from 7.30am Thursday.


lisette said...

poor blossom - the countdown is not pleasant is it? will be sending you lots of hugs and good vibes


crazyhaberdasher said...

Chris and I will be thinking of you and know that you will come through with flying colours! .. much love from Chris and Maz XX

Nola G said...

Hope it all goes well. I'll be thinking of you.
hugz from Nola

Keri said...

I'm so very happy to have stumbled across your blog. You are so creative with your stories, and I enjoy looking at the pictures of your animals. The goats are absolutely adorable! I wish you the very best with your upcoming "medical adventure", and I look forward to your speedy return to good health.

Keri from Oklahoma City, USA
Greyt Balls of Yarn @ blogspot

Bernie said...

Susan, I just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I feel everything will be well and you will really enjoy having Bear home when you are well enough to enjoy his company. Take care of yourself, don't worry about anything (easy for me to say) just focus on you and getting better.
I do believe Bear knew you and him were to be parted for a while, so happy he is with others who will love him as you do.
Will check in to see how you are doing......all the best wishes I have are coming your way....Hugs

Anonymous said...

Everything will be fine & dandy. Please stay positive, enjoy the rest if you can. You, David and furbies are in my prayers. Love the goats.

Lizzie said...

Good luck and best wishes for your surgery, be good in recovery.

April said...

Oh those baby goaties! Look at the little one with his jacket on. I wanna squish 'em all.

Good luck with your hospital stay, I will be thinking of you and hoping everything turns out well.


Anonymous said...

Best wishes Susan!- wooliewombat

Alwen said...

Yes, more good wishes from nearly the opposite side of the earth!

(Verification word is derripe, hmmmm.)

ozjane said...

Frances from Canberra is here with me after seeing "you know who" and the Welsh flippin choir...and I could not go....is staying with me..and we both send love and hugs and swift healing.

catsmum said...

Jane m'dear will you please tell Ms Frances that I need ... NEED ... my report about the concert with THE BOY tonight ... pretty pretty please

and everyone else ...
thankyou all for the good thoughts

Nadie said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the above is about David Hobson. Just a feeling. No idea why.

The kids are so cute! shame you can't get all 11 in one photo!

I'll talk to you tomorrow and take over your blog shortly after.


Blessings each day said...

Have had the surgery you are having, but perhaps a little more intense as they suspected (but did not find) cancer. All went well and i will pray for your recovery too!

Of course has ESP...just look at that cute face and little body...he is obviously gifted!

Thank you for all the darling pictures as I am such an animal lover and esp of baby animals.

blessings and healing hugs,


Bernie said...

Hi Susan, just wanted to pop in today and let you know I am thinking of you and hold you in my heart and prayers......:-) Hugs

Jane or Ozjane said...

Hi Susan - sorry I didn't get to read your comment until next day, when it was too late. Will email you a report this weekend when I'm back home.

Concert was fabulous .... choir wonderful and the 'gorgeous BOY' has never sounded better. Just divine.

Alice said...

Susan - that last comment was from me, but sent from Jane's computer, hence her name appeared.

Glad all went well with your op. Get better quickly.

I'm home now and will report on 'you know who' soon. Yes, Nadie, it was indeed David Hobson....however did you guess, ha,ha.