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March 4, 2010 7:47 AM   Subscribe

That was cute. I am a little saddened there was little attacking though. I wanted to see the blood soaked muzzle of a goat. Well, ok, maybe not, but that's what I thought I was going to get.

What a cool way to live. Animals on parade!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:54 AM on March 4, 2010

Demon sheep!
posted by Joe Beese at 7:55 AM on March 4, 2010

Hilariuos! However you spell that word. Also, W. Virginia is the coolest state.
posted by sneebler at 7:58 AM on March 4, 2010

What does it say about me that I was disappointed that this wasn't a video of some lady being eaten by goats?
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:59 AM on March 4, 2010

They call them animal crackers for a reason.
posted by Lou Stuells at 7:59 AM on March 4, 2010

She named her pigs "sausage" and "patty".

I feel so guilty about laughing.
posted by stormpooper at 8:01 AM on March 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

My hopes, they are dashed. Where was the goat mayhem? This looked more like snuggling than attacking.
posted by Go Banana at 8:02 AM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Having been attacked by goats as a child, I watched this with trepidation.
posted by ryanshepard at 8:05 AM on March 4, 2010

I'm pretty happy this didn't involve actual attacking myself. Is cute!
posted by JHarris at 8:14 AM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

noth hierth malk man
hiolk han merth han!

posted by aihal at 8:21 AM on March 4, 2010

Well those weren't the kind of pictures I was expecting at all :(
posted by hamida2242 at 8:22 AM on March 4, 2010

Man they were all just following in lockstep that same well-trod path WAKE UP SHEEPGOATS
posted by shakespeherian at 8:31 AM on March 4, 2010 [7 favorites]

They call them animal crackers for a reason.

Yeah, and they have the same name for the cookies she had.
posted by cmoj at 8:40 AM on March 4, 2010

I too was hoping for some carnage but the cute was just completely irresistible. thanks!
posted by supermedusa at 8:44 AM on March 4, 2010

Mr. Pibb is telling me something, and that something is "Hug me!"

Seriously, looking at these photos, I want to hug every animal pictured. Even the chickens. I'm certain there must be some dark power involved to elicit this response.
posted by quin at 8:56 AM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Sheep go to Heaven,
Goats go to Hell.

posted by SteveInMaine at 8:57 AM on March 4, 2010

Man, that first picture is just adorable. Great find, even if there was no ACTUAL attacking.
posted by davidmsc at 9:00 AM on March 4, 2010

Maybe off-topic, but I've been following the Farmgirl Fare blog with envy for years now.
posted by jsavimbi at 9:06 AM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

on a similar theme see also, Chariots of Goats...
posted by at 9:09 AM on March 4, 2010

Too cute.
posted by Dasein at 9:22 AM on March 4, 2010

When the tabloids like the Inquirer were more than just celebrity rags, my Dad used to tell my sister and I about how horrible and exploitative they were. To illustrate his point he said, "They once had a headline: New Jersey Woman Eaten By Pigs."

What does it say about me that instead of being repulsed by the idea, that it made me even more curious than before to read the story behind the headline?

So it was with a small delight that I delved into this story...and was sorely disappointed.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:16 AM on March 4, 2010

I also clicked with trepidation. I am the survivor of a goat attack.

I was about fourteen years old and attending a hippie Montessori school with twenty horses and a petting zoo. One of my jobs was to feed the petting zoo several times a week. I had no previous experience with farm animals. I entered the pen for the first time with my pail of grain and was greeted by eager goats and sheep, all making their cute noises and crowding around me. I felt like the Pied Piper as I led the flock to the trough.

One goat was not satisfied with the feeding and followed me when my pail was empty. I petted him, then pushed him aside. He butted me gently a few times with his head, then reared up and struck out at me with his forelegs. On his hind legs, he was taller than I was.

I would love to say that I calmed the goat down with Doolittle-esque powers. In fact, I screamed my head off. The barn manager appeared at a run, vaulted the fence, and beat the animal with a stick until it turned away.

I kept feeding the petting zoo, but I never went in there again without a stout stick. Goats may be adorable, but they're evil.
posted by swerve at 12:09 PM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Having owned goats, I wouldn't say evil... just smart and with no concept of wrong and right. Not the greatest combination.
posted by crapmatic at 12:53 PM on March 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

Goats are nasty. I was trying to have a nice picnic at a zoo once, on holiday, and the damn things wandered over from who knows where (they weren't nearby when I sat down), walked right up onto the picnic table, and stood on my food. They're hard to budge, too. Took some good strong shoulder action to get them off my stuff.

Wasn't really 'attacked' though, which is good.
posted by sandraregina at 1:07 PM on March 4, 2010

When I was little my parents took me to a petting zoo. Being cheap, they gave me only so much feed to feed the animals. I didn't want to leave and thought "if I gave the animals feed from the ground, I could be here all day with them. Hooray."

So I picked up things from the ground.

About 15 min into it my dad goes, "you're still feeding them?" knowing I should have ran out of food by then. I go, "yea see?"

He said "ugh" grabbed me, made me wash my hands, and we left.

Obviously I was feeding them goat poo.

Hey! The little shits weren't denying it so how the hell was I supposed to know? What 6 year old city kid knows what goat poo looks like?
posted by stormpooper at 2:21 PM on March 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Sounds like my border collie. :)

posted by stormpooper at 2:23 PM on March 4, 2010

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