This time of year, as the does get ready to kid, I begin playing all sorts of weird scenarios in my head.
This year a fellow goat lovin' friend sent me an e-mail from one of HIS friends who had a doe in labor. The doe couldn't pass the baby, the owner went in and tried to see if she couldn't pull the kid... something just was not right. She took her doe to the vet and the vet performed a C-section.
The doe had a TWO-HEADED kid in there! It had a perfectly formed body and head with a fully formed 2nd head coming out of it's neck. They immediately put it down.
Add that to my list of things to worry about with goat birthin'. Two headed kids.
The other things I worry about?
What if with all the breeding issues I had with Spot this year that she has 2 sets of kids in there?
What if she did take the first time and then when we gave her the shot for her cystic ovary a month later and bred her a 2nd time... she took again?
What if one of them aborts and something goes awry and I'm at work and I come home to a dead doe and little malformed, unfinished kids?
What if I have to go in to sort out kids - untangle them - and I tear the doe's uterus or something?
What if I pull the leg off a kid trying to pull it out? (not completely rational but it does go thru my head!)
What if the doe gives birth to a mutant?
With super powers?
Who is evil incarnate and it destroys the world as we know it?
Aren't you glad you don't live in MY head?