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!