Friday, March 19, 2010

A Goatie in Demand

Butter Bean is a goatie in demand! Butter Bean was our first little goatie,we got him when he was a month old,his little goatie hoofs almost never touched the ground. Saying he is spoiled is an understatement! Bean is also our only pygmy goatie.



The Boy had wanted a baby goat for so long,then we discovered that all goats need a friend so we got Nibbles a month later. See how it starts...you start off with one and then it needs a friend ...then before you know it you have a whole herd!



Butter Bean and Nibbles are very bonded.They have slept in the same house their whole lives until the last couple of weeks.Nibbles has been moved to the big stall in the shed  with Doodah since she will have babies soon.Because Butter Bean doesn't know, or refuses to  accept, that he is a wether,he is very aggressive towards the girls if they come in heat.Well,not Nibbles....is that strange? Anyway ,Sweet Pea has been coming in heat lately so we moved him over to Mr.Tumnus's pen because he is so darned rough and pesky!

Mr.Tumnus loves his little buddy! They play king of the goat house all day!



Mr.Tumnus is very gentle and, although he is bigger than Bean, he is never rough with him.




Butter Bean is a rough and tough little toot!





After  a good while of playing they stand on the goat houses and girl watch together! I can just imagine what they are saying...


"Hey ladies,you lookin' mighty good over there!"....


"Why don't ya'll come over here for a party!"..."Yeah,you know you want some of this!"

So the other day we put Better Bean and Nibbles back together for a day...oh my goodness it was so sweet! They had missed each other so much! They just started rubbing their heads together  and rubbing up and down each others sides....it was like goatie hugs! We realized we have to allow the two of them more time together! But now Mr.Tumnus is attached to his "little buddy" and wails miserably when Bean is not in there with him! Butter Bean is much more suited to be in the buck pen since he thinks he is one and acts the part....
what to do,what to do...they will just have to share him on alternating days.Butter Bean has proven that wethers are useful to have around ,he is the most in demand goatie I know!

9 comments:

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Butter Bean was such an adorable baby (and The Boy is pretty cute too! Awwww! Mr. Tumnus is impressive with his long mane and beard...woo woo! Many goat kisses from Isobelle!

the wild magnolia said...

Love the goatie news and pics!

Linda said...

Isn't that just so sweet? :D

Texan said...

Now that Mr Tummus looks somewhat like my Harrison...whew giving this goat hot flashes :O)... Butter Bean sounds like he will win the vote for Mr Popularity! I am pretty sure I would win that at our ranch, well just sayin... :O)

Lin said...

Oh, that is just so cute how they like to have friends!! I never knew they were like that. Goldfish are like that--did you know that?? They need a friend too. Once you know that, it's fun to watch them hang out together and nuzzle.

Pricilla said...

Matthew thinks he is a buck too. Silly Matthew. He is going to move in with Luke as soon as he is too big to fit through the holes in the fence.

DebH said...

Mr Popular....what a life to lead!! Being a goat at your house would be a Wonderful Life! Your son looked so young in the photo compared to your latest posts...that has to make you smile Too. :)

Callie said...

They are such cute fellows on the roof playing king of the hill. I miss our goats and their sweet personalities. Love the names you gave your goats!

polly's path said...

All our wethers think they are bucks, too. And, I can definitely tell who the best buddies are. Goaties know!