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 Post subject: I love this goat!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:37 pm 
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His name is Hamish MacGoat.

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He has the sniffles, and it is very cold and drizzly today. So we let him play in the office.

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He likes to eat vegetables.


He is the best goat.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Adorable! I love goats.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:09 pm 
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This forum does need more goats.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I love this goat, too! So so cute.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:19 pm 
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I wish you guys could've seen the expressions on the UPS worker's faces today when they opened the door to deliver a package and saw a goat!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:53 pm 
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GOATS! I am so in love with two sister goats from the sanctuary I volunteer at. Dorothy and Sadie!
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Their mom was slaughtered for meat but they were spared and went to the sanctuary. Did you know goats like HUGS?! Because these little ladies can't get enough of them. They're actually all grown up now, but are still so cute.

Also, this is my friend Finnigan (the donkey) being hugged by another farm volunteer. He also LOVES hugs (he is one of my most favourite creatures to hug) and he is so snuggly and just ahhhh, so sweet.
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Oh my gosh, Dorothy and Sadie are adorable! I want to snuggle them. And hug Finnigan.


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I love goats! Mr MacGoat is especially cute. Is goats milk vegan? I was told a long time ago by a friend that because they produce milk all year round and it's not being stolen from any baby goats that it's technically vegan?! :/


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Hamish is super precious! <3 <3 <3

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I love goats! Mr MacGoat is especially cute. Is goats milk vegan? I was told a long time ago by a friend that because they produce milk all year round and it's not being stolen from any baby goats that it's technically vegan?! :/

Goat's milk is definitely not vegan. If it comes from an animal, it's not vegan. Your friend may have been thinking it is more humane than cows' milk. I don't think it is. I know people who breed dairy goats for milk. Female goats have to be bred and have babies in order to be milked. (Some can produce milk without giving birth (precocious udder), but it's not common. The goats on dairy farms are being bred so they'll lactate.) Most of the babies are sold to slaughter (especially the males, because they don't produce milk and so are considered "worthless") and so are the older animals who don't produce as much milk anymore. Some farms raise goats in intensive confinement.

The large animal vet visited us this afternoon to check out Hamish. She said he is an Alpine goat, maybe mixed with something else since he's a bit small for the breed. He is only 6-8 months old. And he has a mild upper respiratory infection. So he got a shot of antibiotics, a dewormer, and she gave us some probiotics to give him for the next 5 days. She also said he is a very nice goat!


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 Post subject: Re: I love this goat!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Awwww. Adorables!


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Cute!


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Goat! <3

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do goats really eat like everything in site? like non-edible things included?

i want a goat now. he is so cute <3
he looks very friendly too. ive always been under the impression that goats can be ornery but he looks nice.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:08 pm 
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do goats really eat like everything in site? like non-edible things included?

Well, he was trying to eat the walls yesterday! And he is definitely interested in anything cardboard or paper.

He walks really well on a leash now. It's pretty adorable.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Ooooooooh!!!! I love goats! Goats make the world go round!

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He likes to stand on top of his house.

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YES. I love how goats just climb the fork out of things.


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i can't believe how jealous i am of your goat hangouts, rc. there's, like, actual pain involved.

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 Post subject: Re: I love this goat!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:36 pm 
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acr wrote:
there's, like, actual pain involved.


It's true. My heart hurts with goat yearning. I know a goat would just bounce up on top of the dog house and out of the yard if it were even remotely possible to acquire one. So much <3 for Hamish.


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~Sz wrote:
I know a goat would just bounce up on top of the dog house and out of the yard if it were even remotely possible to acquire one.

Yes, goats are like that! We had to move the dog/goat house to the middle of Hamish's pen. It used to be in the corner and he would stand on it and hook his front legs over the top of the fence and look over, and we were afraid one day he would climb over the fence.

He's probably going to his new home after chrismas and I am going to miss him sooo much! It's so cool to go to work in the morning and get to play with a goat. Luckily, a local horse stable is interested in him, so I can still visit him if he goes there!


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I want a goat! Well, no. I don't really have room for a goat. What I want is a friend with a goat.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:28 am 
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What I want is a friend with a goat.

This, exactly. I keep trying to talk my neighbors into a goat. They have a backyard hill with grass! --And, no escape route. It would be so perfect. *Sigh*

Today, I was at a tourist attraction and heard a strange sound, I thought maybe a neighboring home had parrots. So, I went in and looked over the fence and guess what!? Goats! A whole flock of them with a bunch of little baby goats. Squeaking!

If the photo turns out I will post it here :)


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Hamish says, "Merry Christmas!"

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