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Buttermilk the goat is very excited. All signs point to Buttermilk being an actual goat, and not a person.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates (61 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite

 
If you didn't keep watching until the flippy-do at about 0:55, check it out. Buttermilk is fantastic.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:39 AM on July 31, 2012


This goat should meet the cat from the next post.
posted by MartinWisse at 5:40 AM on July 31, 2012 [7 favorites]


I need some of these. Would cut down a lot on the brush in my yard and provide fertilizer (and milk, although how much can you get from a dwarf goat?). Have to keep it from going out in the road, though.
posted by DU at 5:41 AM on July 31, 2012


Nigerian Dwarfs give a surprising quantity of milk for their size. Their production ranges from one to 8 pounds of milk per day, with an average of 2.5. Since Nigerians breed year-round, it is easy to stagger freshenings (births) in a herd so the entire herd is never dry. Thus, they are ideal milk goats for most families. Their milk has a higher butterfat content than milk from full-sized dairy goats, usually about 5%, but going as high as 10% at the end of a lactation. This makes Nigerian Dwarf goat milk excellent for cheese and soap making.
I just went from "would they give enough?" to "wtf am I going to do with a gallon of whole milk every day?"
posted by DU at 5:51 AM on July 31, 2012 [15 favorites]


That poor black goat is all, "God DAMNIT, Buttermilk!"
posted by amarynth at 5:53 AM on July 31, 2012 [65 favorites]


Oh goodness. Will someone please make a loop of Buttermilk knocking down the black goat, over and over again, 'cuz it gets better every time you watch it.

this all ends badly, I'm sure, when the other goats take Buttermilk out behind the barn and kick his little ass!
posted by HuronBob at 5:53 AM on July 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


Loop
posted by Vectorcon Systems at 5:55 AM on July 31, 2012 [87 favorites]


And...DU, thanks for that new use of the word "Freshen", from now on when someone tells me they need to "freshen up", I will burst into laughter.
posted by HuronBob at 5:56 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Some goats need to cut back on their morning coffee.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:57 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


You're a good person, Vectorcon Systems, yes you are....!
posted by HuronBob at 5:58 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Social climber is willing to step on the backs of others to get where he's going.
posted by 3.2.3 at 6:00 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


And now, the billy goat becomes the troll. The circle is complete.
posted by zamboni at 6:01 AM on July 31, 2012 [8 favorites]


Buttermilk Sky is a five-week-old Nigerian dwarf goat kid at Took a Leap Farm ... ha!
posted by HuronBob at 6:03 AM on July 31, 2012


I really wish they'd filmed that flip at 5000 frames per second. My brain can't work out what happened.
posted by alby at 6:03 AM on July 31, 2012


GIF highlight reel.
posted by zamboni at 6:05 AM on July 31, 2012 [23 favorites]


Goat parkour.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 6:07 AM on July 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


40 years or so ago my Uncle George concocted a goat-owning mowing avoidance scheme. Irene wasn't interested in eating grass, only shrubs, so he and my Aunt Rose had a pet goat.

Brought to mind this post about tree climbing goats. Five years later most of the links still work.
posted by Daddy-O at 6:10 AM on July 31, 2012


That Goat is part puppy.
posted by royalsong at 6:11 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


If I were one of the other goats Buttermilk would be the one I ate first.

These things are baby chupacabras, right?
posted by cjorgensen at 6:12 AM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh goodness. Will someone please make a loop of Buttermilk knocking down the black goat, over and over again, 'cuz it gets better every time you watch it.

I know HuronBob, I'm still laughing...omg, that shit is so funny for some reason...
posted by dubitable at 6:15 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have friends like this.
posted by joinks at 6:18 AM on July 31, 2012


I need new friends.
posted by joinks at 6:18 AM on July 31, 2012 [9 favorites]


Bob! Bob! Help!
posted by odinsdream at 6:20 AM on July 31, 2012 [10 favorites]


Excellent!
posted by OmieWise at 6:23 AM on July 31, 2012


That Goat is part puppy.

This puppy?
posted by alby at 6:25 AM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


I think I have found my totem animal.
posted by maudlin at 6:27 AM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


I need some of these.

You could always rent a ruminant.

(NB for city folk: They won't rent you a goat to just hang out with.)
posted by griphus at 6:29 AM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


You could always rent a ruminant.

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

(NB for city folk: They won't rent you a goat to just hang out with.)

...

ALTER YOUR BUSINESS PLAN AND TAKE MY MONEY!
posted by tzikeh at 6:32 AM on July 31, 2012 [32 favorites]


That is the ADHDest goat I've ever seen.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 6:51 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Another goat link.
posted by clvrmnky at 6:52 AM on July 31, 2012


Yeah. I don't click any links with "goat" in them after what happened to me the last time.
posted by etc. at 7:03 AM on July 31, 2012 [6 favorites]


Well perhaps you should be paying more attention to what Edward G. Robinson has been emailing you.

(Goats, see?)
posted by griphus at 7:08 AM on July 31, 2012 [5 favorites]


I felt too bad for the little black goat to laugh at this. But that Bob! Bob! Help! video sends me into hysterics every damn time.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 7:25 AM on July 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yeah. I don't click any links with "goat" in them after what happened to me the last time.

Cheese? Was it cheese?
posted by elizardbits at 7:39 AM on July 31, 2012


Perhaps Buttermilk is on LSD.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:49 AM on July 31, 2012


I liked this .gif version myself.
posted by komara at 8:12 AM on July 31, 2012 [6 favorites]


Oh, fuck. Now I want a goat.
posted by Naberius at 8:16 AM on July 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Cocaine's a hell of a drug.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:32 AM on July 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


I just went from "would they give enough?" to "wtf am I going to do with a gallon of whole milk every day?"

Friend of mine has a small goat herd (80 goats vs her peak of 200+) and she says that there's really no excess - you take what you want and the kids will drink the rest. Also, fresh mozzarella.
posted by restless_nomad at 8:38 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


(Kids and also dogs, cats, and chickens, apparently.)
posted by restless_nomad at 8:39 AM on July 31, 2012


Yeah, cheesemaking would rule. But the "freshening" thing makes me realize you really do need a herd. I was thinking, like, two goats at most. 80-200 is a little more than I need defacing my property.
posted by DU at 9:10 AM on July 31, 2012


I kept waiting for Buttermilk to bounce off of the cameraperson or the other guy's crotch. Was it just me?

Yeah but "Football in the Groin" had a football in the groin!
posted by MsMolly at 9:20 AM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


she says that there's really no excess - you take what you want and the kids will drink the rest.

Damn! Just how many childr--baby goats, right. Carry on.
posted by Freon at 9:42 AM on July 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


DU if you really actually want to talk about goats, memail me. I have two goats; I milk one and have been milking her straight through since she had kids last spring (that is, 2011). I get ~40-50 oz (by weight) of milk a day with one morning milking.

Neither of them is energetic as Buttermilk, though, thankfully. I can't stop laughing at the video but I bet it would get old fast IRL!
posted by librarina at 9:48 AM on July 31, 2012


I love Buttermilk, but if I were her pal Ovaltine there, I'd have given her a cloven-hoof sandwich about 20 seconds in.
posted by FelliniBlank at 10:15 AM on July 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


wtf am I going to do with a gallon of whole milk every day?

GOMAD.
posted by The Tensor at 10:59 AM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Kids these days
posted by edgybelle27 at 11:06 AM on July 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


"Well, animals are a lot like people, Mrs. Simpson. Some of them act badly because they've had a hard life, or have been mistreated ... but, like people, some of them are just jerks."
posted by ckape at 11:07 AM on July 31, 2012 [9 favorites]


I'm waiting for someone to accuse Buttermilk of acting the goat, which will cause her to become enraged and reveal her advanced space program.
posted by vanar sena at 11:16 AM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


... I bet it would get old fast IRL!

Oh, heck ya! I just got through feeding some spoiled rotten goats for nine days, and about the fifth time 60 lbs leaps off the goat house and hits you on the back It. Is. Not. Funny. The male adult in the household refuses to go in to give the grain because crotch butting is not fun.

Buttermilk's buddies are lucky they're not all wild mountain goats or goat men, because that a-hole Buttermilk would be knocking them off the cliff.
posted by BlueHorse at 12:34 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wonder if goats could do agility training. Buttermilk would be a natural.
posted by ambrosia at 12:39 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Looks like I misremembered - my friend has 30ish goats not 80ish.
posted by restless_nomad at 12:47 PM on July 31, 2012


I had to watch the clip a few times to convince myself that Buttermilk knocks BOTH black-and-white goats down. Funny as hell.
posted by Curious Artificer at 12:50 PM on July 31, 2012


I would like to see someone put Buttermilk in a pen with fainting goats for maximum goat-hilarity.

Possibly because I am a bad person.
posted by sonika at 12:56 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Buttermilk was exactly what I needed today.
posted by Maisie at 1:25 PM on July 31, 2012


Oh sure, so cute when they are baby goats, what with all that gadoing gadadoing doing going doing gadoing doing ...but they are somewhat less so when old and cranky.

That poor little black goat probably doesn't find Buttermilk all that cute. If you have been the victim of a bully goat, consider membership in The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation.
posted by madamjujujive at 1:38 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bob! Bob!

What?
posted by homunculus at 2:04 PM on July 31, 2012 [5 favorites]


It's hours later and Buttermilk is still the best thing that happened today.
posted by Maisie at 5:42 PM on July 31, 2012 [5 favorites]


If you have been the victim of a bully goat, consider membership in The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation.

Do they have one of these for llamas? Because my PITA sister still moans about the time one spit on her at the zoo 50 years ago, so a membership might make a nice birthday gift.
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:45 PM on July 31, 2012


Do you tell her to not be such a trauma llauma?
posted by zamboni at 10:43 AM on August 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


For those of you worried that Buttermilk only knocked over the black goats, this Facebook post should ease your minds.
posted by youngergirl44 at 4:21 PM on August 1, 2012


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