Yesterday Flower the goat was up early and out checking the herds when she discovered that #51, a classic red Hereford, was limping badly on her right hind. Being the earnest and kind goat that she is, she took her time bringing her in; no mad rushing and nipping and barking that those other animals do. Good little Cow Goat that she is she just occasionally lets out a quiet 'maaa' and shakes her floppy ears. After bringing her into the corrals, #51, (who we call 51/50 even though she is anything but crazy) is carefully escorted into the cattle lane and then into the chute. Flower has a bit of a difficulty handling such equipment, so she lets Mark help catch the cow's head and close the rear door.
51/50 appears to questioning Flower's intentions in this photo.A rope was carefully placed around 51/50's leg and then gently pulled back so as to inspect it for any problems. All fine. So then her hip, and leg were felt. Again, no indication of the cause of her injury. So 51/50 will get to spend a few days at the barn hotel with daily maid and food service. Of course, Flower will keep her company as well.