New Baby reindeer to my herd

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  1. rivak

    rivak Forum Inhabitant

    That second picture just made my heart melt. So sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :inlove::inlove::inlove:
     
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  2. Lilaclady

    Lilaclady Forum Duke

    Maybe you should get Boris to have a word with her;)
     
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  3. BoHoKaren

    BoHoKaren Forum Demigod

    Nothing really interesting to report at this time of year.

    The ex rutting boys (Frodo and Gandalf), I have to wait until March for them to start to pile on the weight they have lost. Belle is holding her weight and again waiting for the Spring to kick in BUT she loves her rug and she is not overheating. :)

    I did invite students who were interested from a Vet Uni to visit reindeer at home. I immediately got a group of 5 who booked a day - which we did last week and their recommendations for my herd have been heart warming... This is just one.

    "Tate.. Me and 4 other veterinary students had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Luxlyk farm and it was a great experience. Karen clearly is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the health and welfare of her herd. I was so impressed with her system of care and it was amazing to get to know some of the members of the herd 1 on 1! If you ever want to hire reindeer and be guaranteed they're happy and properly looked after I would definitely recommend."
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    BUT what I hadn't betted on, a group of 25+ have also booked for the 12th Feb! Oh boy the reindeer will know something is going on!
     
  4. joanc123

    joanc123 Forum General

    Party Time!!! :D You may need to Recall some of your babies so everyone gets to join the fun.. :music:
     
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  5. sanddollar15

    sanddollar15 All Knowing Oracle

    Karen that is wonderful news! Maybe tomorrows Vets for reindeer will come from that group of lovely, bright, young people!
    They all looked like they were having a good time and learning something new!;)
     
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  6. Willow

    Willow Commander of the Forum

    You are definitely making an impression on the young vets! They may be the ones to advance understanding and treatment for reindeer after meeting your herd. Congrats on the fine showing!
     
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  7. Lilaclady

    Lilaclady Forum Duke

    Great pictures of the Vet students and it is nice to know that they were so interested in the care of reindeer. I am also pleased to hear that Belle continues her fight and is not losing any more weight:inlove:
     
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  8. BoHoKaren

    BoHoKaren Forum Demigod

    Nothing exciting, I am afraid..
    Antler update.
    The only two reindeer, so far, to have shed their antlers are Gandalf and Frodo (the entire boys who shed at the end of December).
    No sign of new growth yet from Frodo but Gandalf's have started to "sprout" in the last couple of days.
    The girls won't shed until April/May but hopefully Boris will in the next couple of weeks.
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  9. Lilaclady

    Lilaclady Forum Duke

    It is amazing that such big antlers can grow from those bumps:)
     
  10. BoHoKaren

    BoHoKaren Forum Demigod

    BORIS "the Reindeer" finally found a path out of the EU BUT he wonders if that is really right for the UK, only time will tell. [​IMG]:(
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  11. happycallie

    happycallie Forum Mogul

    Thanks Karen for allowing the lovely Vet Students to see what you have done. I am sure they will remember this experience
    for a long time to come. I am a Retired Peds RN. To this day I still remember the people that inspired me to move on.
    You have done such a Great job raising all of the heard.
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  12. BoHoKaren

    BoHoKaren Forum Demigod

    A lovely photo from vet Students shared...
    It's Katya, she was one of the ones used as a "guinea pig" for hoof trims, heart checks etc etc but she was still happy to interact and say goodbye in an open paddock before they left & that grin on future vets face means the world to me! :).
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  13. Brookeham

    Brookeham Forum Freak

    What a sweetheart Katya is!!! :inlove: She seems to be looking at you and saying...."Look at me Mum.....I've made a new friend!":D:music:
     
  14. sanddollar15

    sanddollar15 All Knowing Oracle

    Seriously, that is one very happy young lady and Katya winning new friends with her lovely personality! ;):inlove:
     
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  15. Willow

    Willow Commander of the Forum

    How charming!:inlove: I envy her happy experience.
     
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  16. farmlily3

    farmlily3 Forum Freak

    8) LoveLoveLove all your posts and photos, Karen....from dear Pookie on vermin control, to your beautiful 'babies', to Weddings, and to Vet visits....and everything in between!!:inlove::inlove:
    Thank you so much for sharing your life with us!:inlove::D
     
  17. BoHoKaren

    BoHoKaren Forum Demigod

    Sorry, so few updates recently as the weather has been atrocious and apart from tending the beasties and fighting the weather I have not been hanging around for long to take photos.
    White babies Lily and Luna have shed antlers. Lily her second and Luna her first.
    Boris as ever, is being Boris - he either sheds before Christmas or, as this year is still hanging onto his antlers!
    Gandalf's weekly antler growth update.
    AND the most exciting for me, is I have one hawthorn bursting her buds, early for me...
    Spring IS just around the corner
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  18. Lilaclady

    Lilaclady Forum Duke

    Love the pictures. Gandalf looks as though his "buds" are growing quickly as well. I hope all are OK in this horrible weather and of course Pookie:inlove:
     
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  19. Brookeham

    Brookeham Forum Freak

    Love, love, love all the pics!!!!:inlove: I wish you could send some of your weather our way. With lack of precipitation, looks like CA will be facing another drought. :oops:
     
  20. BoHoKaren

    BoHoKaren Forum Demigod

    I mentioned before that I had a group of 5 Vet Students a few weeks ago but not sure I said I had the main group on Wednesday...

    Way too many... The reindeer weren't stressed at all but their herder was.
    Keeping so many students engaged was a challenge but they all said they loved the afternoon, I just felt I couldn't give as much as I wanted to all.. Hey ho I have invited those who may have a particular interest in cervids to come back in a smaller group.
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