Goat Delivery RFD

For the record I am not some goat obsessed blogger. This will not become the All About Goats extravaganza, I swear to this. Not because goats aren’t precious, of course, but because what I know about goats you could stuff in an olive. The sum total of my vast goat knowledge would be this:
[sound of crickets …]
Nothing. Got that. Nada. Zip. Nothing. So if you know goats feel free to share. Often. We feed, we love, we provide housing and water. We repeat as necessary.  Every once in a while we gush “Ohmygosh PRECIOUS!” in their general direction which is crucial for goat maintenance, surely.
Without further ado we have the addition of our two new goats – Billy and Penny. Billy and Penny come to us courtesy of Sean and Julie Magill. They were Gertie’s old pen pals before she came to live with us last year so this is a reunion of sorts.
Billy appears unsure. "They look shifty, drive away fast!"
Billy checks us out upon arrival. They look shifty, Floor It!

Catch the goat.
There’s one in every crowd. Billy remains unimpressed and makes a break for it. I’m sure the exit is right around this wooden MOUNTAIN. Crackers.”

Little help here?
Finally in the pasture Penny faces her own physical limitations. Little help here? Apparently they are rehoming us with mountain people?

I'm glad people don't greet each other this way. I'd have a head injury. I'm friendly.
Gertie and Billy greet each other. Penny appears to be saying Don’t hog her, my turn, MY TURN
Cool move
Penny is happy to see her. And also a bit of a show-off. This is my best trick. LOVE ME!

No really girlfriend, I looovee you.
A head butt hello is big with goats. I’m glad people don’t greet each other this way. I’m pretty friendly. I’d have a concussion.
Penny and her tongue. She's not being sassy, it's just how she is.
Welcome Penny. We don’t know what this tongue thing means but apparently it’s her thing.
Our one billy goat gruff.
Finally, our own Billy Goat Gruff. He seems unimpressed. With everything. I picture him as a kind of Lou Grant/Archie Bunker kind of personality. All charm that one.

9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

This is sweet! Very cute! Glad they were mates before and again!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love goats - they are so cute! We had goats when we first moved here but our neighbor's dogs attacked and killed them :-( No goats since, although that was over 10 years ago and one of the dogs died since then and the other one has gotten older and never trespasses anymore. We probably could have goats now if we wanted.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

lol looks like you are going to have your hands full with Billy...Is Penny expecting soon? she seems to have a reverse hour glass figure going on (hmmmmmm kinda like me and I am NOT expecting lol)

Thank you for sharing this fun Goat moment
Blessings Kelsie

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Penny is not expecting (we were assured of this - repeatedly).

She's um, just big boned, yeah, like me. ;)

Catie said...

Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. I appreciate it! And I'm pretty sure that at the end of the day, you probably know more about goats than I do so don't feel too terrible about not being a goat connoisseur. ;)
Catie

Jinxie said...

Oh how fun!!!!!! I made a blog post about our goat experience a little while back - I'd post the link but that seems tacky, somehow. I'm so smooth and proper like that, you know. ::pretends::

But I'll just say that I TOTALLY agree that "ohmygosh . . . PRECIOUS!" is mandatory! Adorable little beasts, they are.

Chatty Crone said...

This is the cutest thing - love the words you gave them - it really seemed to fit the situation. And I think I know the Lou Grant personality.

I see you are friends with Lisa too.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Love,
sandie

ohiofarmgirl said...

Too funny. All I know about goats is we couldn't keep them in a pen....lol so my dad got rid of them. But we have friends that see goat milk and show them at the fair..sell them for money...now you know everything I know. Guess I was not any help at all. Have fun. Dianntha

Vintage West said...

The only thing I have ever learned about goats:
Build a fence. Get a bucket of water. Throw bucket of water at fence. If water goes through the fence so will the goats :)