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Sly Devil

Apr
25


sly devil, also goat, also Clover. 1. Clever or cunning, especially in the practice of deceit. 2. Stealthy or surreptitious.

It was raining early Friday morning as I was packing the car for our trip. Goats don’t like rain, and a rainy morning usually means they don’t get up till 9 or 10. They’re never in a hurry to get their hair wet, even for food. I was surprised to see Clover up, but then I figured she wanted to see me off. We’re close, you know. I told her to keep her chin up, I’d be back.

Then she started hollering and screaming, and threw herself down on the ground and hollered some more. Sheesh. I didn’t expect her to take it that hard.

I said, “Clover! I’ll send you a postcard! I can even call you if you want! But I’m LEAVING!”

She got up off the ground, went to the goat house, threw everybody else out in the rain, and slammed the door.

I went down there and said, “Clover, you know I love you, but–”

And she said, “Stop being such an idiot, Woman. I am HAVING A BABY.”

Oh.

To be continued…….. (When I can get home and take proper pictures of THE SURPRISE BABY!)

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on April 25, 2011  

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  1. 4-25
    7:23
    am

    :bugeyed:

    What a nice surprise!!

  2. 4-25
    7:28
    am

    Wow! Congrats to you both. Is it hard to tell if goats are pregnant?

  3. 4-25
    7:47
    am

    What? Didn’t she just have 2 kigs a few months ago? I cannot wait to hear the rest of this story.

  4. 4-25
    7:48
    am

    I meant KIDS.

  5. 4-25
    7:57
    am

    They almost always choose the best time to inconvenience you, I find. Give Clover my congrats!

  6. 4-25
    8:01
    am

    Oh my! I’m looking forward to the pictures and all the details.

  7. 4-25
    8:09
    am

    Well! What do’ya know! I guess she will do anything to try to keep you and all the treats there on the farm. You did take Ross some cookies, didn’t you?

  8. 4-25
    8:16
    am

    A surprise baby?!?! Oh my!!! Congratulations (and extra cookies) to Mama Clover! :lol:

  9. 4-25
    8:22
    am

    The lenghts that they will go to to keep you down on the farm. Have a wonderful trip and pictures of the baby when you get back.

  10. 4-25
    8:27
    am

    How can that be? She had babies not that long ago.That is a surprise!

  11. 4-25
    8:34
    am

    Am I confusing Nutmeg and Clover? Nutmeg is Dr Pepper’s momma right?

    Well Clover is always so roly poly, guess she should be on the show ” I didn’t know I was pregnant” or in this case ” my chef didn’t know I was pregnant” :D

    Have fun on your trip and YAY!!!! more goat babies!!!!!

  12. 4-25
    8:41
    am

    YAY Clover! But how mean to have a baby before your momma leaves on a trip. Couldn’t you keep your hooves crossed for a week?

  13. 4-25
    8:58
    am

    Oh. My. God! She really decided to spring this on you now? Now we all can’t wait for you to get back so we can see pix! Love the one of your wonderful kids.

  14. 4-25
    9:03
    am

    HaHahaha… that Clover. (Kind of neat that she new she needed to get your attention, though!)

  15. 4-25
    9:08
    am

    Awesome! Her [lack of] timing is pretty impressive.

  16. 4-25
    9:10
    am

    Wow! Where have I been? I didn’t even know she was pregnant! Did you?? I have to tell you Suzanne, that your goat stories and pics have inspired us to get our own. Our new babies were just born two weeks ago and we will be able to pick them up in June. (They are bottle fed for eight weeks first) We’re so excited!!

  17. 4-25
    9:12
    am

    Wow a baby! Yay! I love babies :D

  18. 4-25
    9:22
    am

    What a nice suprise!

  19. 4-25
    9:34
    am

    Yay for Clover, it is nice to know she doesn’t have trouble birthing. Have a great time!

  20. 4-25
    10:04
    am

    OMG…what a sly devil indeed! Can’t wait to see baby goat pics!

  21. 4-25
    10:07
    am

    I had a feeling when I read the title that it meant she was having a baby! If it was me I probly would have stayed home!

  22. 4-25
    10:12
    am

    Haha, how cute!

  23. 4-25
    10:27
    am

    Congratulations Clover! You sure keep things interesting on this blog!!

  24. 4-25
    10:39
    am

    Congrats Clover. :snoopy: We are all proud of you.

  25. 4-25
    10:59
    am

    The things Clover will do – you should never have shown her your vacation dates! :lol:
    Congratulations Clover :D

  26. 4-25
    11:37
    am

    oh my. now that IS a surprise! congratulations are in order – for your and Clover! Can’t wait to see the photos. :yes:

  27. 4-25
    11:44
    am

    D’Oh! I <3 Clover.

  28. 4-25
    12:13
    pm

    Well….now that was unexpected!

  29. 4-25
    12:42
    pm

    LOL, only Clover… 8)

  30. 4-25
    1:01
    pm

    I adore Clover. What a clever goat!

  31. 4-25
    1:11
    pm

    Congratulations Momma Clover! You are so special – and so good to your “woman”, providing her with grand kids all the time. <3

  32. 4-25
    1:19
    pm

    Congratulations, Clover! Will there be a baby shower? Have you registered? Can’t wait to see pics of the new baby. Dear Woman, have a great time and safe trip back to WV.

  33. 4-25
    1:38
    pm

    Oh boy. There is going to be hell to pay when you get back! You better bring her loads of cookies maybe even a few cakes. Congratulations to everyone!!

  34. 4-25
    1:41
    pm

    I was going through the goat archives and just realized Clover’s last babies appeared unexpectedly, too. (And also not long before a planned visit to Ross – is Clover jealous of Ross?) What a sneaky girl! My favorite part of the current story is where Clover threw the other goats out of the goat house into the rain and slammed the door.

  35. 4-25
    2:06
    pm

    WHAT??????

    That girl can really keep a secret!

  36. 4-25
    2:31
    pm

    I’d say Clover decided to have her baby(ies) BEFORE Suzanne left instead of while she was gone! I bet Ms. Clover thought she’d get extra cookies! And there’s the suspected Ross jealousy thingy, too!

    Congrats on the new kid(s) and have fun on your vacation!!
    :sun2:

  37. 4-25
    6:11
    pm

    Aweeeeeeeeeee Clover you sneaky wee devil,
    congratulations on the surprise baby.
    Ann/alba

  38. 4-25
    8:33
    pm

    Clover will do just about anything for a cookie….

  39. 4-25
    10:15
    pm

    I wonder who the daddy is. She must have been sneaking out to the buck pen at night to meet with her lover. She’s an amazing little goat.

  40. 4-25
    10:58
    pm

    So all this time you’ve been giving her the business about her cookie consumption, and she’s been eating for two!! :D

    Congrats, Clover and Daddy and the whole Stringtown Rising family! :snoopy:

  41. 4-26
    4:55
    am

    Seem like Clover will do anything to be the center of attention! I can’t wait to see the new pics, just one baby? Congrats Clover!! :purpleflower:

  42. 4-26
    9:30
    am

    I sooo can relate to this…well kind of. I wasnt leaving for a warm, fun vacation. I did leave to go to the store though…When I came home I found my goat Miss Tilly code name now, Bimbo, in with my buck Peace! I think Tilly and Clover are related…I was NOT planning on breeding her this year….guess again!

  43. 4-26
    10:00
    am

    Congratulations on the new baby!

  44. 4-27
    2:52
    pm

    Suprize baby?! Can’t see how that would be with her having an udder like that.
    Please tell us you waited to leave until she safely delivered.
    Marilyn

  45. 4-28
    10:55
    pm

    LOL I guess the Buck yard was put in a bit too late.

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