Is that a GOAT?

Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:32 PM

Some people take their dogs to the pet food store.  Me?  I take my goats to the feed store.  It's the same thing, right?  This afternoon, Vango and I went to pick up some supplies at Mike's Feed & Pet in San Leandro.  He enjoyed all the attention he got from both employees and customers alike.  Afterwards, he settled comfortably into a basket so we could do a little shopping.

But we also had another reason to visit Mike's today.  Meet Joe!

Joe will soon be the proud new Papa of both Vango and Big Mac.  I'll be taking them to their new home on Saturday late in the afternoon after Joe gets off work.  He doesn't have to work on Sunday, so they'll have some quality bonding time together.

Joe has a wonderful set up.  He already has a barn and a fenced in coral.  He also has about a 1/2 acre of fenced in property that is full of browse - blackberries, brambles, brush - oh my!  I saw pictures and it looks beautiful and an excellent set up for a couple of pet goats.  He already has chickens too.

I may just talk him into letting me take my herd over there so they can have some browsing time in a large enclosed area.  I know they'd enjoy it.

3 Response to "Is that a GOAT?"

Gene Anderson Says:

Do they have goat washing stations, and bowls of goat treats like at the pet food store? :-)

Kitty Sharkey Says:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Goats HATE water, unless it's in their drinking bucket. No rain! No washing! No! Bad human for even suggesting such a thing! Bad bad bad!

They do have a large number of bulk bins set up that they sell various feed, seed, and stuff from. You'll note that Vango is in a basket, NOT running around free ranging all the things a little boy wether shouldn't eat. He did get a few hay pellets. But my kids are trained to affection, not treats. So mostly he just got passed around from one set of arms to another for lots and lots of snuggly bugglies. Such a spoiled little lad. And nary a peep in the car or store. Just used those beautiful blue eyes to capture all the ladies attention!

Curbstone Valley Farm Says:

Oh my, just look at those baby blues! Vango is so very handsome. He's going to love all those blackberries and brambles. Since we added goats, it's the first time ours have finally been getting under control! No more pruning, or scratched arms, makes me very happy! I wish my feed store had carts though, I always have to lug stuff around myself. Good luck in your new home Vango.