Saturday, November 24, 2007

Holy Moly

Moly is a carmel colored Pygmy wether. He looks just like a little buckskin pony. He has these wonderful wattles that hang under his ears instead of his throat. They look just like earrings on a very boyish goat. He has a friendly disposition and follows you everywhere.
Moly, the second half of Holy Moly has seen a lot in his life. He has seen the demise of his better half, Holy. He has witnessed the departure of his dear sainted mother. He was plucked out of the only home he knew, lured by saltine crackers, and was set down amongst a very unwelcoming group. He has endured head butts, shameless hussies, and always living on the outskirts of the herd. Now, if that wasn't enough, he has been given the job of babysitting a noisy, needy, baby boy. He didn't want a job this late in life. He tried very hard not to be good at it. But I saw you, Moly. I saw when you walked casually past so Ruckus would see where you were. I saw you get in front of the big goats so they wouldn't get near Ruckus and I saw you come running when the baby let out a wail. So like it or not you are getting attached and it's about time because baby thinks you hung the moon!

6 comments:

Marigold said...

Hi! Marigold here! Your little guy reminds me of my beloved nephew Peanut! I have to admit, reluctantly, that we 'ladies', treated him rather shamelessly when he was allowed to enter our 'herd'. Luckily for him, however, he was much, much faster than Watson and didn't suffer nearly as much. We are more or less over our shamelessness now...more or less.

goatgirl said...

Marigold, That's funny because I call the baby Peanut......but I call everyone Peanut. My son, my dog, any baby animal that happens to be around. At 23, my son doesn't like it anymore.
I enjoy your blog Marigold. It is important to give a voice to goats everywhere.

deconstructingVenus said...

Oh it's been too long since i've been on here! With the holidays and my job and looking for a new one and goat shopping i've totally neglected you! I want to see a picture of Moly! Is he half of the odd couple? That's so sweet that he's befriending Ruckus (what a great name, btw). Did you hear I'm finally going to be getting some Nigerians? I'm sooooo excited and soon I will be as cool as you! Are they really as tiny as they look? How much would you say they weigh?

goatgirl said...

DCV, Happy Holidays! Yes I have seen the pictures of the new doe. She is scrumptious! Yes, NDs are tiny. Babies are very, very tiny and the cutest thing to see every morning when you go out to feed! I have had goats since I was 11 and have owned Alpines, Nubians and Toggenburgs (loved these) and Nigerians. I, with out a doubt, like the ND's best. They are small, friendly, portable, and come in a wide selection of colors. What more could a goat girl want!
Have a very Merry Christmas.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh! What a wonderful story about Moly. This was really fun to read. A soft-hearted goat...I love it.

goatgirl said...

Thanks farmgirl. Moly is a great little guy and is now Ruckus' best friend.