Moon quickly took over Cupcake's previous role of "queen" goat. It is typical goat behavior to duke out their dominance structures like an awkward version of chick UFC. Except they use their heads. Cupcake would rear up on her hind legs, wobble there for a second, then come crashing head first into Moon. Then, Nibbles would try to follow suit. Only, Nibbles would usually chicken out at the last second before their heads collided, and it would turn into an clumsy neck nuzzle that closely resembled cuddling.
In the end, Moon was the clear winner. She now lords it over poor Nibbles, and my husband keeps making various threats that all involve firearms. Of course, we're waiting for things to work themselves out naturally (right, hunny?). We are also planning on building a barn, which will expand their sleeping quarters and hopefully ease the nighttime jostling that occurs when we put them to bed. For now, we are excited about expanding our goat herd--even if Moon's status is somewhat probationary.
|Moon (left) and Nibbles|