||Three months old|
||Leesburg, Georgia, USA|
is my beloved little goat, White Boy. White Boy isn't my first goat.
A few weeks before we acquired him, I lost my first two goats, one who was
a best friend, and was heartbroken. I finally got the courage to get a new
goat, and out of the blue our friend called. Her niece's neighbor had
found a baby goat in his front yard. It came right up in his lap, and had
diarrhea and wasn't eating much. They didn't know what to do, and lived in
a suburban area with no fencing. They called up our friend, who had no
room, and who in return called us. We immediately accepted.
He was actually a surprise to me. I didn't know I was getting him. When
they brought him out, it was love at first sight. When we first got him he
was fluffy with curly hair, his back was arched because of the amount of
worms he had, and he wasn't eating much. His ears had been eaten up by
flies, and he still has slight scars. His eyes and nose were a bit runny
We first fed him cows milk straight out of the fridge. Because of a dog we
were fostering at the time, White Boy had to sleep in a kennel in my room
for the first two or three weeks we had him. Once the dog was gone, White Boy
got his shots against a bacteria we have in our backyard only deadly to
goats (which is what made us loose our last) and lived outside. But I was
with him almost the whole time. The first two nights he still slept in my
room, but after that he lived with our foster dog Rose outside.
White Boy now has an older friend. She is our registered show quality
Nubian doe who will be having kids in a month or less. They love each
other. But White Boy still loves me more than anyone, and always comes
when I call him, even if I have been outside for an hour messing with him.
He likes to jump and loves everyone. We are afraid he will one day get
attacked by a non-goat loving dog because he just loves dogs also. He
won't be, but still. Rose is a constant companion for him. The top picture
is him running for me. He still wants bottle, but he is off it now. The
one were he is in a tie-die shirt is when we first got him, doesn't he
look sad? We are so glad he is happy and healthy now!
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