Monday, January 17, 2011

Finders Keepers

{Or, I Have Your Goats}

Just throwing this out there: Does finders keepers apply to herds of live animals? My studio-mate and I came home to the warehouse after some errands only to discover that sommmeone had stashed a herd of goats in our courtyard. I'd be lying if I said I didn't consider, for a very impractical and fleeting moment, that no one would notice if I kept one. (Does only. Bucks stink like hot cat piss and gym socks.) Plus, who goes leaving their goats around town all willy-nilly anyway? Jeez.





Also, can we talk about the caprine bling? The key-to-your-heart tied 'round the white goat's neck? The jaunty red kerchief on the piebald? These are some natty ladies indeed.

28 comments:

  1. they sure are cute and im glad i dont have to smell those natty ladies!

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  2. i love the goat eye ball da best. have you tethered them up to the foot of your bed and given them each a name yet? love you.

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  3. who stashes their goats in other peoples' courtyards? indian people?

    good morning?!

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  4. This is so funny. Love the story and the photos!

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  5. oh man. those are some jaunty lady goats. i love this story! and the photos. sometimes in spain, you'll see a herd of goats tromping around in the ditch, waiting for their goatherd to finish his afternoon cerveza. perhaps that's what happened here...? :) lovely blog. i'll be back!

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  6. Goats! I love goats. There's a petting zoo where I grew up (http://www.beaconhillpark.ca/childrenspark/) that gets baby goats every spring. One of my best childhood memories is having one climb up on my lap and fall asleep. I must have sat there for 30 minutes not wanting to move. I remember smelling like warm goat the rest of the day. There's something nice and comforting (if smelly) about goats.

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  7. I love goats. I'm really thinking I could keep one in our backyard without any problem. I love their eyes.

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  8. goat eyes! crazy goat eyes!

    I am going to check out MBE post haste! Thanks for the tip.

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  9. Love the goats. Third to dogs then horses, goats are my fav. More goats!!!

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  10. J'adore all things goat! And yes, the yeasty-rank smell of a male goat can make your eye's water as you are running for that handkerchief doused with eau de ... lol.

    Once I stayed on a goat farm, in the dead of winter, in a remote part of Canada. At night the kazillion stars danced in the dark sky as I listened to the listless movement of these sleeping animals.

    Have you seen the 'Men Who Stare at Goats?' Hil.frickin. larious. One, out of two, thumbs up: only one because I have my other thumb in a pie, like Little Jack Horner.

    Jan
    www.ivegottadraw.blogspot.com
    www.universitybookstore.blogspot.com

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  11. Ok, so basically you guys are telling me you want more goats. Either here, on bigBANG, or in your own backyards.

    Point taken. More goats.

    Jan- a) lucky duck re. sleeping goat sounds on the farm in Canada and b) been meaning to see that one. Will add it to the list.

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  12. KEEP THEM! But yes, only if they are ladies. Just say no to male goats.

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  13. Indian goats are loads more fashionable than New York goats. The ones who graze across the street from my house would certainly be jealous of that couture! They're totally cute, I'm always hard pressed not to steal a goat when I see one. <3

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  14. Hahaha, this made me laugh out loud. I'm totally in favor of more goats. They're great for keeping weeds at bay!

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  15. I can understand the motives in leaving one's goats somewhere...I've thought of doing it many times with my 3. They're capricious! Tried briefly to give mine away on fb, but didn't have any takers.
    *and did you know- goats symbolize anarchy? it's true!

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  16. Ah yes: Goat-stashing. A completely legitimate nanny/billy relocation strategy. Haul them in during the latenights, bedeck, and hope proprietors of the courtyard in question are extremely charmed.

    Question: would it be terrible to leverage similar tactics in one's own backyard? An oversight, it's clear, not to add covert relocation and neckerchiefs to one's vision of capric acquisition.

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  17. I discovered your blog a few months ago and have been lurking around ever since. I have to say I am admiring your life very much. The goats are gorgeous! Their accessories are fantastic too.

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  18. what a fun surprise! those goats are crazy cute:)

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  19. so i stumbled across your site and have spent the past few days reading ALL of your archives. i'm now hopelessly addicted and a little bit envious of your adventure filled life! i am definitely a new but now devoted fan.

    looove.

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  20. i would keep the spotted one, and call her "sally".

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  21. i was in India this time last year, a i'm-turning-30-and-gotta-do-this kinda trip. it was amazing, overwhelming. i think about it a lot and would love to return. i love seeing your pictures. i should finally edit & post some of mine...

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