While we’re inclined to believe our caprine friends are essentially harmless, apparently some folks have had issues. Enter the Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation. From the home page:
“The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation was created in 1982 by a small group that originally came together as a an informal support group for problems that were the result of traumatic experiences at petting zoos as children. This group realized that there were many others out there who were afraid to come forward with their horrific stories and wanted to find some way to help as many people as they could. The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation is the result of their dream.”
“Little Kids” Children’s Zoo, St. Louis Zoo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The site is filled with testomonials and interesting info – check out the Don’t Be A Victim tab - and the first piece of advice (which avid readers and goat lovers already know):
Never, under any circumstances, turn your back on a goat. This is Rule Number One of Goat Trauma Avoidance.
Who knew? Now we do!
…but this is amazing! Or crazy…
Check out these amazing photos of goats scaling some incredible and difficult heights. Here’s an example…
Altogether now: “AWWWW.”
We especially like the narration, reminiscent of those Disney wildlife movies we saw on rainy days in elementary school, circa the 1970′s. Check it out: Jerome & Merlin
Just a fantastic picture, really.
Extraordinary Goats - our book coming next Spring – will examine The Curse of the Billy Goat. Chicago Cubs fans, you know what we’re talking about.
This may or may not be a picture of the actual goat the famous curse on the Cubs alludes to.
The goat knew the solo was coming up, and wanted to get the best view of the guitar player.
We’re excited by the new book coming next Spring, Extraordinary Goats: Meetings with Remarkable Goats, Caprine Wonders & Horned Troublemakers.. We’re also very excited by the great cover – below. And, we’re looking for your stories about these fun animals – click on the “Got A Goat Story?” tab above!
Our newest book, available Spring 2014 – click for details!
The Surfing Goat (yes, a goat that surfs)
The soundtrack adds to the heart-warming effect, doesn’t it? We hope the goat enjoys this – sure looks like it!
Goats continue to be a great choice to control invasive weeds and other plants. In the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburb of Rosemount, about 50 goats were employed to help control buckthorn. You’ve got to love the sight of those goats excitedly bounding out to graze!
We also love the service the goat owner provides – she’ll bring the goats to you to tackle your weed problem.
Goats Vs. Buckthorn
Janet Hurst, author of the great book The Whole Goat Handbook penned an article for Rustik Magazine, The Pleasures and Pittfalls of Raising Goats. Check it out here, and get all the info you’ve always wanted to know…
This new book helps you get the most from your goat!