The Goats…June 13, 2010
So – I was just reading back some of my very old posts & came across ‘NO GOAT!’ After reminiscing & laughing out loud, I thought you might like an update on the goat situation. No, we do not have a goat, but they are often a part of our lives. As it turns out, we live pretty close to 2 goat farms, Kimball Farm & Great Brook Farm. I’m hopeful that their proximity keeps Andrew goat needs at bay.
Now, if you have ever met my daughter you know she has a fondness for dogs or…’uh uh’s’ in her words. Yes, she barks or says ‘uh uh’ at the slightest though, sight or sound of a doggie. It’s amazing how she knows there’s a dog near, well before I even have a clue. This of course has Andrew on a ‘we need a dog’ crusade, but there be more on that later – we’re on goats for now. Anyway, in her short life Maya has seen her fair share of goats. She has already been to Kimball Farm, Great Brook Farm and oohed & aahhed over the goats. As you may have suspected these lovely animals are nothing more to Maya than another…uh uh. Yup – she barks at them all. No Maya…not uh uh, bleeh bleeh. ‘Uh uh?’. Nope – not getting anywhere with that. Yes, Maya – uh uh.
So on Friday I took Maya on her first trip to the zoo with the Williamson family and there was a petting zoo portion. Yes, we get to touch the animals! Sheep, Donkey….NOPE! Just 2 lonely GOATS! 🙂 Needless to say Maya had her first up-close encounter w/ her father’s favorite species. Yes she spent most of the time barking at them, and other than a swat at a nose had no real interest in petting them. But I did manage to capture this one photo of Maya getting friendly with some fur. It’s a goat I swear…but it could have been a dog too & Maya wouldn’t have been the wiser. Someday she’ll figure it out. In the mean time I’ll continue on the no animal crusade…not until Maya can ask for & take care of said animal. And it still won’t be a goat!