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February 10, 2010

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Dixie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Dixie
Age: Two weeks old
Gender: Female
Kind: Nubian Goat
Home: Texas, USA
   This beautiful baby's name is Dixie. She was born January 26th, 2010, so she is almost two weeks old. We decided to name her "Lil Heart of Dixie" and we are calling her Dixie. She has a heart-shaped spot on one of her feet.

    Her mom's name is Chloe. The baby is doing great and loves to run around and jump. She also likes to be held and chase her mom around the yard. Her favorite place to sleep is in her moms feed bowl, and whenever we feed her mom she gets in there to lay down and tries to nibble on the food.

    A few weeks before Dixie was born, our pygmy goat had a baby too, but sadly it was still born, so we were really hoping that this little girl would make it. We couldn't be happier that she did.

    She has met all of the other goats, and my fiance's puppy Skunk. He tries to play with her, but she just runs away and hops like a little jack rabbit. She is okay with people, and she doesn't mind being held occasionally. But she prefers to run around like crazy. She can actually start eating solid food on a regular basis when she is six weeks old. She nibbles on the grass and her mom's food when she lays in the bowl.

    She has taken to our little pygmy goat and follows her around, but the pygmy goat seems pleased she finally has something smaller than her, so she nudges her with her head occasionally if she gets on her nerves.

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