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Portraits of a Goat

June 8

Ok. I know this blog is supposed to be about knitting. But how could I concentrate on knitting when I have this delightful guy romping around the yard? He wanted to come in and share our breakfast this morning.

goat-in-window

You may remember that the goat was scared off from the place he used to live and wandered miles to end up at our house. He’s officially ours now, which means I can find him a good home. I posted notices at the feed stores. Some people called who want him for meat. NO WAY! Can you imagine such a thing? (Note, he DID find his way to one of the few vegetarian households on the Central Coast!)

Do you think he’s aware of how cute he is as he plays King of the Hill?

goat-on-rock

I wanted to take lots of pictures before he goes off to live at a ranch/vineyard that I think will be taking him this week. He’s gone from being terrified of people, to being a complete love bug. He lets me hug him and goes on walks with us. Here he’s learning to test his tree climbing skills.

goat-in-tree

The new place keeps their animals forever – they tend to live out long, natural lives there. Sounds just right. But I don’t think it’ll be as picturesque.

goat-by-garden

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11 Comments to

“Portraits of a Goat”

  1. On June 9th, 2009 at 2:55 pm Laurie (Moo!) Says:

    That is the luckiest goat in the whole world! The pictures are adorable and I hope that he writes to you every week. :-)

  2. On June 9th, 2009 at 7:07 pm mary Joyce Says:

    Writes!!! He should call everyday.

    Great photos aud.

  3. On June 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm audknits Says:

    Oh, gosh. I forgot that when your “kid” leaves home, you’re supposed to send him off with a pre-paid phone card.

  4. On June 10th, 2009 at 6:27 pm Nevernotknitting Says:

    Oh my. That goat is so cute. And your pictures!!! How sweet!

  5. On June 11th, 2009 at 8:04 am audknits Says:

    UPDATE: The goat went off to his new home Wednesday. A nice man and his son came and got him. They seem like kind people and they have other goats that he can be friends with on a large ranch/vineyard.

    It was a funny sight watching the crew cab pickup drive off with two humans in the front and Goat sitting in the back seat, ears flopping. I’ll miss him.

  6. On June 12th, 2009 at 8:23 am Adrienne Says:

    Oh, Audrey, he is too adorable and your photos capture his sweet spirit. Did you really mean to write that the “goat was sitting in the back seat”?

  7. On July 5th, 2009 at 2:30 pm Preita Says:

    Your goat is amazingly cute! Thanks for directing me to your blog from twitter ;) I’m definitely going to follow!

  8. On September 13th, 2009 at 3:51 am Knitting Elements -Tantex Corp. Says:

    LoL, yes, it is supposed to be about knitting, however I think people also welcome things bring us joy.
    I used to see a family cat sleeping on a sleeping dog(big dog), and I had a photo of that, very interesting,

  9. On October 31st, 2011 at 11:26 am AudKnits Turns 3 with a Giveaway | Knitting Patterns, Instructions, Projects & Designs. Learn How to Knit! Says:

    [...] My all-time favorite post was the one about the goat who decided to live at our house for a while. He was a dear soul, and I loved having him around! Here is the story¬†behind¬†”Portraits of a Goat.” [...]

  10. On December 8th, 2011 at 9:35 am Ginger Says:

    No wonder this is your favorite post. The photos are fabulous. Have you had any recent news about your “kid?”

  11. On December 8th, 2011 at 10:19 am AudKnits Says:

    Glad you like the story, Ginger! No, I haven’t heard about Goat – I’m hoping he’s happy in his new home. I know there were other goats there, and I like to think of him having lots of friends to play with!

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