2.15.2007

No wonder Bill E has computer access

Ok, maybe I've been in the 212 too long, but will someone please explain to me why these goats are on the furniture, on the back deck....and NOT in the barn/pasture/goat pen????

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are pets. You noticed one of them going to the back door for some human interaction.

Bill E. Goat said...

Explain? What's to explain? Goats are people too.

Dragonet2 said...

They're probably someone's pet, they're pygmy goats. I suspect they have a barn or shed to sleep in because they can't be housebroken.,...

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

I'm getting blogger errors while trying to post! Shame on you blogger!

These are Pygmy Goats. Some call them "garden goats." They're not meat or milk goats. They're pets. They're kept for fun or for show. Yes, there are Goat Shows. Silly dog owners have their shows, and silly goat owners have theirs.

Pygmy Goats are very social. They've just come by to say "hi." Then they're off to do their duty as garden goats.

Brownie is happy because his "fictional novel" about life among the goat-herds of Upper Volta goat him an agent...uurrr ummm got him an agent...I'm sure that's why he's skipping. ... Or maybe I just made that up. I forget.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

mmmm ... on second viewing, it appears that Brownie is a she and not a he. ...

Gerri said...

Basically, they're dogs with hooves and horns. Ok, they're goats, but they're being treated like dogs. They probably run around the back yard eating the grass so the owners don't have to either mow or fertalize. Very practical.

And that looks like a decent sized yard. Not something that you'd be likely to find in the 212.

Kara Lennox said...

I used to have pygmy goats as pets, and I grew up in the city. They are really quite nice. They had a little pen and tiny barn, but they wandered around our yard and garden a lot. We let them in the house for very brief visits occasionally, but they definitely aren't housebroken.

When my last one (aptly named Diablo) jumped up on my dad's car with those sharp little hooves, he went back to the petting zoo from whence he came. That video made me feel very nostalgic ...

Anonymous said...

. . . some people's kids!

Brady Westwater said...

Ok... no more YouTube for Miss Snark... just step away from the computer and no one will get hurt.

FireflyFan said...

I had a goose that used to come in the house, sit on my grandfather's favorite chair, and preen my hair when I sat in front of her. She was very clean, too.

Apaarently I was never clean enough for her.

heidi not the hick said...

Because, my dear Miss Snark, the owner was raised in a barn.

Cute goats, though.

Jo Bourne said...

Goats also climb trees. As in ...

http://blog.moment.ee/2007/01/viljad-on-valminud-tree-goats.html


No... It's not particularly related. I just thought I'm mention it in case anyone was planning on acquiring a goat.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Yes, goats love to climb ... and ride horses too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg1_hPzfrYk

Sherry D said...

Goats are natural climbers and love to jump on top of low structures. They have even been known to jump on the backs of grazing cows. Think of the mountain goat who climbs to the top of rocky precipices. Their hooves are designed for climbing. There is a goat farm not too far away from where I live and when I drive by there I almost always see at least one goat up on top of the shed in that pasture.