Friday, April 29, 2016

WTF

I left for two hours to do errands in town and do laundry. I came home to this in my sheep pasture? Who the hell dropped off a goat!? I do not want another goat. This is not my goat. Is it your goat and lost? There was no note on the door, no email, no DM, no anything. Come get your goat.

17 Comments:

Blogger jules said...

AHAHAHAHAHA! I know its not funny, really, but that's funny. Kind of like dumping your dog on a dead end road, except its a GOAT! Not funny. hehehehe

April 29, 2016 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Andria M said...

WoW! Life in the country. If I get a surprise drop-off, it's usually a package, or a bill, or bread for my chickens. But a goat!

April 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Melinda Ruth said...

When I lived in Downtown LA, CA someone dropped of a rabbit down in my sunken patio! Luckily my mom had a large yard in the OC and took the poor guy in. No, not funny for anyone.

However, it's a real cute goat. Might grow on ya.

April 29, 2016 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger pjo2179 said...

I'd call the sheriff, let them know the situation. Then, if they say the goat is now legally yours, I'd butcher it. Feed for the dogs and feed for your bird. When handed lemons, make lemonade!

April 29, 2016 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger steve smith said...

If this really was someone getting rid of an unwanted animal, you really have to wonder how degenerate our society has become. Doesn't anyone understand common decency and consideration anymore? Where is our country going to be in 20 years?

April 29, 2016 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger AbrahN said...

Since your animals get out once in a while, is it that far-fetched to think an escapee from somewhere else could have gotten in? At my folks house we would occasionally have cows and goats wander into the yard from miles away. Don't really see the need to jump to conclusions, and certainly wouldn't think you would appreciate someone butchering an animal of yours that got out, especially without waiting at least day to see if an owner showed up or posted that an animal was missing?

April 29, 2016 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Goose Goose said...

I wish I were your neighbor because then your new goat would be MY new goat.

April 29, 2016 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger PansWife said...

People think if you have a barn you must want endless animals. When I first moved to my farm I soon noticed animals showing up in my out buildings -mostly cats, kittens and domestic rabbits. Although, once someone put three pitbull type puppies in my then empty chicken tractor on a cold November day. It was just luck that I heard a few yips while putting out some kitchen compost or those puppies would have froze to death if left out all night. No goats, but my neighbor came out to find a pot bellied pig once in his barn/ workshop. It even had a bow tied around it's neck with a note saying his name was Hugo and "he hoped he could stay as a pet". My neighbor had raised pigs for a few years and sold the meat, so he thought it was left by someone who used to get pork from him. All these animals had to be put into shelters and it cost a lot of time and in some cases money. It's just selfish for all involved when people dump animals.

April 29, 2016 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Montero said...

Yikes! I'd be really upset if someone dropped unknown livestock in with my flocks/herds. My sheep & goats are tested and free from disease, and god knows what a strange animal could be carrying: tb, orf, toxoplasmosis, CAE, Johne's disease, lice, just to name a few. That person has not only lumbered you with an unwanted animal, but vet's bill to re-test and medicate as necessary. I can see why you're angry.

April 30, 2016 at 4:57 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

Oh my, that certainly warrants a second look, I would think I was tired and seeing things:) Nice looking goat.

April 30, 2016 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger beccaWA said...

I don't think anyone dumped it. I mean, wouldn't they remove the ear tag/ID first? Probably does belong to the auction place and escaped. Any word from them?

April 30, 2016 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Goose Goose said...

Do you have a name for your new goat?
You could hold a drawing for the goat....$5 a ticket.
Gas, errr, goat money.

April 30, 2016 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Do you still have the goat. Is it considered to be legally yours? Then sell it!

April 30, 2016 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

The goat took off!

May 1, 2016 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Goose Goose said...

Hilarious. Happy May Day~
I'll bet he took off from his location and landed in your place--I'll bet it wasn't an intentional drop off....

May 1, 2016 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger beccaWA said...

Speaking of random animals wandering in... I have a Random Rooster I'm now calling Randall that wandered into my yard today. (not a drop off, as I heard him crowing 2 blocks away.. 1 block away... now he seems to have taken up residence with my hens. Seems he is a gamefowl, unfortunately. Does not seem aggressive toward humans, but we are not allowed roos in this town, only hens. I called animal control (sorry, we don't deal with "livestock" call the sheriff). Called the sheriff, nobody wants to take responsibility. So if neighbors don't bitch about the crowing, and he continues to be well behaved, he can hang around. Beautiful bird, really.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206768141065258&set=a.1140194108174.2021906.1327064104&type=3&theater

May 3, 2016 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger FlipFlopGirl said...

I'm glad he went on his merry way. Would have been sad to think someone dropped him off without care or concern for the well-being of your animals.

Because I have two large dogs - a pit mix and a boxer/lab, my neighbors called me one day to tell me a cop and 3 other people were trying to put dogs in my gated/locked backyard because one of the people swore they were mine since one was a pitbull and they were found running the neighborhood. Thankfully the awesome/thoughtful neighbor called and I was able to speak to the officer and assure him they were not my dogs via pics being exchanged. I cannot imagine the insanity I would have come home to with three large strange dogs in my backyard I knew nothing about while my chickens are FREE RANGING back there... people don't think.

May 5, 2016 at 10:31 AM  

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