Friday, July 3, 2009


We mostly remember pet goats through the eyes of Heidi the orphan who went to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. But there is a lot of stuff we don't know about goats.

Abraham Lincoln had two pet goats named Nanny and Nanko.

Goats today are indeed getting all the attention they want.

A goat had policemen of a station in the horns of dilemma for more than five hours. He made himself heard outright when his master chose to be careless. The goat trotted bleating all around the market place clamoring for his master. The police brought to the police station and suffered his pleas. His master was found and the goat was restored to his master with a severe warning . I wonder why and how the policemen did not feast on the mutton instead. Humanity still lies concealed under stiff uniforms.

A man ordered two goats for a sacrifice. He had specified white ones but one of them happened to be black . The irritated man knew that if he did not mince words he would lose time and effort over the carelessness .Furiously he rectified the error in a novel manner. He painted his black goat white and offered it as sacrifice. After all appearances are deceptive.

After a distinguished career that included overseas service, royal welcomes, and parade leadership, this old goat is retiring from the military.

Soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welsh Regiment lined up on Tuesday to offer a full military send-off to their aging regimental goat, William Windsor. The eight-and-a-half-year-old lance corporal will spend the rest of his days at Whipsnade Zoo.
Did the goat bleat to the soldiers' beat?

It's as common as sin, the use of goats for weed control. With their insatiable desire to nibble on anything, goats have gained credibility as land clearers among Seattle-area government agencies Skeptics, quickly become converts. Goats are cheaper than manual laborers, chemical-free and popular with parents and children. Even the critters' droppings are in demand.
They are just eating machines. They suck down blackberry vines like it was spaghetti. The thorns don't bother them at all. Goats were effective tool for clearing underbrush on fire-prone hillsides and to combat invasive species of plants. Goats are faster and cheaper than human crews or heavy equipment on steep slopes covered in blackberry vines, Goats can't compete with herbicides for speed but can work in wetlands and along stream banks with minimal threat to water quality or salmon habitat.

As for the goats, "As long as there is plenty to eat, they're happy."

The proper name for a group of goats is a trip.
Baby goats are kids.
Males are called buck or billy goat.
Female goats are called doe or nanny goat.
When goats are pregnant you say the goat is kidding.
Determining the age of a goat is called toothing a goat
All goats have beards and some have tassels under the chin

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