We have Nubians. Cookie, aka Loud Mouth, kidded a a single buckling at the end of April. Uncle Jesse (the baby daddy) is fence neighbors with Cookie and Little Debbie, the doe my family bought me for Mothers Day. Until recently, Buster (buckling) has been living with the girls. Here is where it gets interesting. So follow me. We recently fenced in "The Big Yard" for the goats but we haven't built shelter out there for the yet. So each morning I walk them from their little yard to the big yard, let them browse and graze all day, then walk them bak to the little yard in the evening. This has been fine, but Buster is still nursing and we have decided to begin the weaning process. We are not in a big hurry. He is nearly as big as Cookie now so for the last 4 nights, Buster has bunked with his dad. He nurses a little in the mornings once they get together in the big yard. Today when I put them up for the night Buster was especially reluctant. He slipped in the girls gate and ran from me. I coaxed him to the fence and got the leash on him. That. Stinker just laced down and wouldn't walk to the boys gate! After much convincincing he was finally safe with dad but ran straight for mom at the fence. He complained a few minutes then settled down and actually came by me to lay down. Uncle Jesse was right there too and he did something I've never seen. While Buster was laying down, he literally stroked his bak with a hoof about 5 strokes. He put his hoof down, smelled Buster and did this again, almost like he was petting him. Isthmus usual goat behavior? Or would he have learned petting from me? It's weird! It's seriously like he was consoling the little guy. Anything you know would be cool to hear!