Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Demolition Goat

We had a nice little house for our goats, which was actually a very large Rubber-Maid type storage shed. It came in pieces and went together pretty easily. It worked out great for Valentine and Gerty and gave them plenty of room to lie down and get out of the elements.

Apparently, it also comes apart too easily....Meet Demolition Goat...also known as Valentine.


(Who? Me?) She looks innocent enough, but looks can be deceiving....

She has knocked down their house countless times. She head butts it, gets inside and pushes up on the roof until the whole thing comes apart and tumbles down around her. Then she stands there in the middle of the rubble looking surprised. "Hey, what happened?" So, we would put it back together, only to have her do it again the next week. Or the next day. It's a little game we play. But, we're tired of the game, so this weekend we are building a new house.

We might need steel posts sunk in concrete in order to win against this crazy goat!

16 comments:

Deb said...

goats are so much fun....they can really get into alot of trouble...good luck on the new house

Dusty Devoe said...

How funny! I love goats. I would like to have another one someday.

jrosey said...

Too funny! She really does have that "who me"? look goin' on. I'm sure she's not as innocent as she seems though! Little stinker!

Maria said...

ahh, she looks just like a goat I had named Joey, miss that little trouble maker, always getting out & eating what he shouldn't. you really have to be on your toes with goats, good luck with the new house

Mikey said...

Funny how destructive goats can be. They'd tell you "We're just playing!"
They sure are cute though, I guess that makes up for the extra work you have to do :)

Sarah said...

LOL - am so sorry - they are pills though aren't they!!!I love goats!! Like ADHD dogs lol!! Have fun!!!

Katie said...

LOL! :D

Annette F. Tait said...

aah! the things we do for fun !!

hope the new abode works out well!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That's funny, but probably really annoying when you are short on time. I've been trying to figure out how my gelding keeps cutting his face as I go to great lengths to remove all sharp objects from the barn and paddock. It turned out that he was pulling the aluminum rim of his water trough up and creating sharp edges. I had to get a hammer to smooth them back down.

sassyglassdesigns said...

Been there...that is so cute. We had a very large dog house for the Pyrenees when they were pups and we did not bolt the lid down so we could remove it to feed and clean. The goats loved the house...they would get inside (some of them were pretty good sized goats) and they would head butt the lid until it came off and then all the goats would play in the house and dance on the roof. They are funny, funny animals. I love that innocent look on Valentine's face...priceless!

Cowgirl Goods said...

That is HYSTERICAL! My kind of goats. We have the small version of that rubbermaid thingy to hold hay in, one bail at a time. I came home one day and my mother in law wrapped it in Carhart Duct Tape. The wind had ripped it apart several times. Joe said if you need instructions we can send pictures, it's lovely....NOT.

Paint Girl said...

Ha Ha Ha! I so know what you are talking about! Goats are the biggest trouble makers! I think they destroy things, just so we have to go fix something, which means we are out there with THEM!
Valentine is one pretty goat! Love the color! Alpine, right? Looks just like my Edgar, but your Valentine has a much longer goatee!
Good luck with the new shed!

Desert Rose said...

I don't know...she may start looking for something else to head butt down!!!LOL

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

That's so funny....wish we had a goat right now, even a demolition one...our little miniature horse lost her best buddy, pigmy goat, Lucky and she's really sad, farrier was over yesterday and said he's concerned about her and that we should keep an eye on and call the vet soon if she stops eating. She's all by herself now....we need to find someone who has one!

Christina said...

Sorry, I know it makes extra work for you but that is too funny. Silly goats. My friend use to have a goat and several times he found her standing on top of his cadillac. How she got up there??????

Artsy Fartsy said...

She is adorable!! But she looks like she might have a little bit of a mess in her! I tell you, just one day when my hubby comes home there may be a goat in the back! The neighbors would just die. Have a blessed weekend, Janna