Life's too short to own ugly pets . . .

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Life's too short to own ugly pets . . .

Post by Keren » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:57 pm

Get a goat!

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This is Gizmo, my 2 yr old angoa wether. He was a poddy, one of quads and the doe couldn't raise all of them. So I raised one buck, a neighbour raised the other buck. He lives in the backyard with my dog and I swear he thinks he's a dog.

I reckon goats are seriously under-rated as pets. He is the smartest, most loyal animal I have ever had. Granted, I now have no garden left and have to repair the holes in my house every four or five months . . .


I'll go without sleep trying to save one and then mope around for days if I lose it. -- jkwilson

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Post by Jogeephus » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:52 am

You can see he knows he's special. :lol:
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Post by Green Creek » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:10 am

He's a knockout! With my inexperienced eye, I thought he was a sheep.

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Post by Lammie » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:07 am

I like the way he smiles.
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Post by Not-So-Plain-Country Girl » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:05 pm

He's such a little cheeser, and I bet he's spoilt rotten!!
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Post by mnmtranching » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:27 pm

He's hairy. :banana: :banana:
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Post by Limomike » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:03 am

does he bark?
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Post by CowCop » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:29 am

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Can you make yarn out of his hair ?

Is this considered cashmere ?

That last photo should be titled:

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Post by DrumRunner728 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:03 am

CowCop wrote:~

That last photo should be titled:

"The TOOTH, the whole TOOTH and nothing but the Tooth...."


Groannnnnnn! :P

I like him!
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Re: Life's too short to own ugly pets . . .

Post by Bek » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:27 am

Keren wrote:Get a goat!

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This is Gizmo, my 2 yr old angoa wether. He was a poddy, one of quads and the doe couldn't raise all of them. So I raised one buck, a neighbour raised the other buck. He lives in the backyard with my dog and I swear he thinks he's a dog.

I reckon goats are seriously under-rated as pets. He is the smartest, most loyal animal I have ever had. Granted, I now have no garden left and have to repair the holes in my house every four or five months . . .


He reminds me of my Angora wether, Rocky. He's around 3 now. Looks alot like yours actually, except my boy has huge horns on him.
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Post by Keren » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:05 am

Yeah you could say he's spoilt . . . if spoilt means ruling the roost!

CowCop, I do spin his fleeces, although towards the end of the year will be his sixth shearing and he really hasn't got the quality anymore, so I'm not sure whether I will bother. And angoras produce mohair rather than cashmere.

Bek, he has 'doe' horns, you just can't see them in the pics. He's pure south african so he was destined to have neat little horns. But I love some of the horns you can get on the old Australian angoras - make great hat racks! You will have to post a picture of Rocky one day (I had a steer called rocky once :) )

Limomike, he doesn't bark, but he does bleat on command!
I'll go without sleep trying to save one and then mope around for days if I lose it. -- jkwilson

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Post by Limomike » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:58 am

Oh ok. and I bet he does one BaaaaaaaaD bleat!
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Post by The Bachelor » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:05 am

His teeth are whiter than mine..... and he's got more of 'em
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Post by Colorado2008 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:01 pm

He reminds me of Butters! :D

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Post by Keren » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:11 am

Can't say I see the similarities . . . but Butters reminds me of Horace - my pet ram from school who looks just like that but a little lighter in the face. I'll try and find an old pic, but I don't have any recent photos cos Horace turned into roast Horace!
I'll go without sleep trying to save one and then mope around for days if I lose it. -- jkwilson

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