Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Nitro (part 3)

Being the king of Hidden Haven wasn't all fun and games. There was a lot of responsibility that came with the title. Nitro didn't mind though. He was very proud and happy to do whatever was ask of him. He did have to have a long talk with Diva about one task. And it took a lot of talking on his part to get Diva to understand it was not for pleasure but really was his job. Seems mom got a call from a young lady asking her if she could bring her goat here to be bred. Mom wanted one of the boys to bred the goat but the young lady wanted Nitro. So Nitro had to explain to Diva why there was another doe moving into the honeymoon cottage. Thank goodness it was only for a month but took Diva longer than that to forgive Nitro! After all Belle was a pretty redhead.

Whenever there were visitors at Hidden Haven Nitro being the king of the kingdom needed to make a royal appearance. He always greeted the guests gently. He loved posing for photos with them and getting his head scratched. He also loved when the visitors gave him cookies though mom always kept a eye out so he wouldn't get too many.
There was a very special visitor coming to Hidden Haven. Nitro was so happy about this visitor. He use to watch this visitor every day as she sat on her porch. Sometimes she would call out to him and he would answer her. She always ask about him when mom went to visit her. This visitor was Ms. Fran. She was a special friend to mom and very special to Nitro. When Nitro didn't see Ms. Fran on her porch anymore mom told him Ms. Fran was sick. He felt sad because he missed her sparkling eyes and pretty smile. But one day mom told Nitro to be on his best behavior as Ms. Fran was coming. Nitro made sure he was nice and clean and standing close to the fence so Ms. Fran could get a good look at him and so he could see her pretty smile and sparkling eyes.

Nitro felt very honored that Ms. Fran came to see him. Mom told him later that Ms. Fran went to be a special angel in heaven. That she was watching and smiling down on him and everyone at Hidden Haven.

Nitro and the girls stayed busy keeping things cleaned up around the kingdom. There was no way he was going to let things grow up around there if he had to eat 24 hours a day!

Nitro was also staying busy helping Diva with the boys. They were getting to be very big and very self centered. He decided it would be best if he took the boys and moved to the cabin in the front woods. That way he could spend some "man" time with them and teach them how to behave like young prince instead of rowdy goats.

And of course we can't forget holidays. Halloween had mom dressing the girls up as witches with green hair. Nitro was hoping for a king costume but got devil horns instead.
Needless to say he wasn't overly thrilled to celebrate Halloween that year! Before he knew it mom came out with the Christmas hats to get a photo for Christmas cards. Nitro feels this lady has way too much time on her hands. She needs a hobby so she doesn't have time to think of these silly hats!
Nitro found it hard to believe he had only been at Hidden Haven a year. He felt like this had always been his home. He loved reigning over the kingdom of Hidden Haven. He even didn't mind sharing his kingdom with another old goat.
His human dad wasn't really a old goat but Nitro loved teasing him. Dad was actually fun to play with. He would almost match him in strength when they played the push game. Yes, life was wonderful at Hidden Haven. Things couldn't get any better or could they?..... to be continued


Rachel said...

Another great entry Peggy! You write so well.

He looks so cute in his devil horns!

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
Awwww........another sweet story:o)
Hope you're having a good wk.

Homemakerang said...

sweet... he sounds so gentle!

Jeanette said...

Hi Peggy, AWWWWWWW just read Nitro's @nd and 3rd installement Aw shucks miss diva got jealous of her Beau with another pretty lady,,and he looks so lovela in all his dress ups.. Take good care Peggy..

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

You are well on the way of creating a children's book about the noble goat Nitro.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

So fun to re read this all over again. I remember every step. Thanks.


miss*R said...

thinking of you, sweet Peggy xo

Diane said...

Your story is so cute , love the pictures your goats look so friendly, wish we were closer I would visit them myself!
Take care,

PEA said...

I'm so enjoying this, Sis...one of your commenters is right, you should be writing a childrens' book!! Please give a special hug to my godKIDS for me. xoxo

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I stopped by for Part 4 but well maybe knowing you ...that busy is what you are.
Thanks for stopping by today at my little ole' blog!! I bet you have a lot of breeze that you get in your homestead. We are just plain HOT!! i am at work now in the A/C so I am good for a few hours..smile

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Peggy,
Thinking of you, so sorry to hear about sweet Nitro.
Sending hugs))