Monday, April 17, 2023

Stink Eye

Spring, and the mosquitoes are showing up. The goats are mosquito magnets and I notice tails-a-swishing and heads-a-shaking as mosquitoes swarm around them.

It was time to put something on them.

I use CyLence Pour-On Insecticide. It works pretty well. I draw it up in a needless syringe and squirt it down their back (like flea med on a dog). The smell dissipates but initially it's a strong chemical odor.



They hate it.

I try to sneak up and dose two goats in rapid succession. As soon as one gets dosed there is much snorting/sneezing, running, and commotion. It'll take the rest of the day to get everyone else.

I try to get Jack first. Whether he's dosed or not he will keep his distance from me and watch me with a wary eye. He'll be fine tomorrow but today I am his least favorite person.