Saturday, August 13, 2011
Now I LOVE Goats! If I could have a pet goat I would, but unfortunately it is against the law in my town. How can they possibly deny us from being able to have our own goat? After all, wouldn't you think the town would love for us to keep our lawn perfectly mowed at all times?!?
So where did this love for goats come from? Not sure. They are cute. They do end up at all the petting zoos you go to when you are a child. And when there, you get to feed those cute little guys who nibble that food out of your hand ever so gently.
Speaking of petting zoos! My first recollection of a goat is the BIG black goat at some family attraction that my parents used to take my sisters and I to. My mom used to always carry black licorice around with her. (hence the "licorice" in the name of this blog). Well on this family outing, that BIG black goat followed my mom EVERYWHERE and kept eating the licorice out of her pocket. We still raz my mom to this day about that goat and her licorice.
Now, where I think I fell in love with goats was at Camp Charrith in Baraboo, WI. I went to that camp every summer when I was a kid. I loved it! There was a farm attached and Tiny, the goat was our camp mascot. He was so cute - a typical cute white goat. He had the greatest personality and we'd play and feed him. One thing I loved about him was how he'd always stand on top of his house. :) Oh how I loved that goat!
Now this next episode would make me hate goats if I hadn't already loved them so. After my son was born, my parents were visiting and we took my new son to Magnolia Plantation. They have a fabulous petting zoo with goats there. So I thought! They had two GIANT goats that just loved my chest cause it was producing milk and they seemed to think they should have some. I'll never forget my dad trying to get those goats off my chest! I actually ended up with brown and green spots on my shirt from those darn goats trying to nurse off me!!! It was a pretty hysterical scene. Such a shame we didn't have that on video!
Not sure what brought up the thought of these goats tonight, but I still wish I could have one for a pet.