Thursday, February 4, 2010

Secret Code Of Honor


I did not Write this.. I got it from the goat forum I am on. But its funny and to true!
The Does Secret Code of Honor is as old as goats themselves and is ultimately the species best kept secret. No Doe shall kid before its time. Its time being determined by the following factors:


1. No kid shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all involved. Your owner's house must be a wreck, their family hungry, and desperate for clean clothes, and their social life nonexistent.

2. "Midwives" must reach the babbling fool status before you kid out. Bloodshot eyes, tangled hair and the inability to form a sentence means the time is getting close.

3. For every bell, beeper, camera, or whistle they attach to you, kidding must be delayed by at least one day for each item. If they use an audio monitor, one good yell per hour will keep things interesting.

4. If you hear the words, "She's no where near ready. She'll be fine while we're away for the weekend."  Wait until they load the car, and then begin pushing!

5. Owner stress must be at an all time high! If you are in the care of someone else, ten to fifteen phone calls a day is a sign you're getting close.

6. When you hear the words, "I can't take it anymore!" wait at least three more days.

7. You must keep this waiting game interesting. False alarms are mandatory! Little teasers such as looking at your stomach, pushing your food around, and then walking away from it, and nesting are always good for a rise.

8. The honor of all goats is now in your hands. Use this time to avenge all of your barn mates. Think about your friend who had to wear that silly costume in front of those people. Hang onto that baby for another day. Oh, they made him do tricks too! Three more days seems fair. Late feedings, the dreaded diet, bad haircuts, those awful wormings can also be avenged at this time.

9. If you have fulfilled all of the above and are still not sure when to have the kids, listen to the weather forecast on the radio that has been so generously provided by those who wait. Severe Storm warning is what you're waiting for. In the heart of the storm jump into action! You have a good chance of those who wait missing the whole thing while searching for a flashlight that works!

10.Make the most of your interrupted nights. Beg for food each time someone comes into the barn to check you. Your barn mates will love you as the extra goodies fall their way too.Remember this code of honor was designed to remind man of how truly special goats are. Do your best to reward those who wait with a beautiful doeling to carry on the Doe Code of Honor for the next generation of those who wait.

14 comments:

Anke said...

Very funny, I need to pass this on to my in laws. They uses to raise goats and I bet they would get a big kick out of this.

Laura said...

As I go out to check yet again on my two does who are should be kidding any day now, this gave me a good laugh. I am sure they will both wait until this weekend when I have to work two twelve hour shifts and will be exhausted, then they will decide it is time. Yep secret code lol!

Linda said...

Oh that was just too funny!!!

goatmilker said...

This is so cool and so true! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day Rebekah.

tree ocean said...

I'm passing it on, too with a big smirk! LOL!

tree ocean said...

(I can smirk; I didn't breed this year!)

Deborah said...

I love it, this is so true! We were wondering what they were up to,now we know. So glad you found this and shared it with us. Being informed will help us watch what we say or do in front of our very pregnant girls. Don't want to tip them off that we know the code.

thanks,
Deborah

Brenda said...

This is too funny ... and so true! I think my girls are in on this code too!

Feral Female said...

Ha! Boy ain`t that the truth!

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

That's cute!

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, these are roll off the hay-wagon funny! I'm so glad ya'll cracked the code.

You have yourself a fabulously blessed weekend!!!

small farm girl said...

That is sooooo funny!

kestrel said...

I thought there were only rules for babie not those kind of kids

Texan said...

Funny, as I sit waiting, waiting, waiting, on my Sugarcube to kid!! Its been a roller coaster for two months her showing signs she would kids early :O(...to early ...and now that she is within a week of her due date...nadda nothing zilch...