Wednesday, July 02, 2008
It's Not All Fun And Games People!
Don't let them fool you. They aren't that innocent! Some of the neighborhood kids asked if they could see the animals this afternoon. They were told to make sure to close all gates carefully and not let any animals out. Our hired hand was watering while the kids checked everything out and kinda kept an eye on them. Well they went back home and the gate to Mandy and Baby's pen didn't get latched. The latches are on the outside where the goats can't reach them so I know it wasn't them. Anyway, kids went home, hired hand went to church and I am sitting at the desk paying bills. All of sudden I see something running outside. I look out the door and Mandy, Baby, Huey, Dewey, Louie,Pedro, Samson, Nickel, Dynamite and Princess Diva are running down the driveway. When I went out I saw where Mandy or Baby had pushed the gate in on the nursery pen and let the kids out. I have to go unlock the feed room, grab a bucket of feed and chase goats. The kids were easy. They love to eat and they know when the feed bucket is out its time to eat. They followed me back to their pen with no problem. Mandy and Baby? No way! They ran up the drive, they ran down the drive. They ran around the house. They ran around the yard. They ran around the other goat pens to tease them and make them cry. They could care less I have a bucket of feed. They just want to run. Dwarf goats sure run faster than Nubians!They try to push the gate open again and let the kids out but I stopped that. I got them cornered near their pen but they wouldn't go in. So for 45 minutes I stood guard waiting on the hired hand to get back so he could get on the other side of the two escapes and help herd them back where they belong. During that very long 45 minutes I pondered why I had goats. I have to say I came up with more good reasons than bad ones so guess the goats are still safe for a while. I could of swore Mandy had a evil smile on her face as I latched her inside her pen. Oh well, at least life is never boring around here.