Monday, October 12, 2009

Goats Like To Be Towel-Dried

It poured here in South Carolina today. Poured. We probably got three inches of rain before it finally let up around 5:00 p.m.

Gus the horse and the two goats stayed in the shelter all day. The goats hate rain. Gus doesn't mind a shower, but he doesn't like to get poured on. We took them hay throughout the day while they sulked.

When it finally stopped, Gus came out for some more hay. First he kindly stopped and rolled in the mud for me. He looked so funny with his mane all wet, covered in mud, and a deeply disgruntled look on his face.

Actually, they were all disgruntled. And the towel-drying? I did towel-dry them. Goats aren't supposed to be wet for long, and they were soaked. How did I get them to stand still, you ask? It turns out that goats ADORE being towel-dried. Who knew? I could have done it all day, and they would have just stood there. Their coats fluff right up too. It was oddly satisfying. I'm not sure what that says about me, but at least I do get to add the coveted 'have towel-dried a goat' to my resume.

There was another disgruntled animal out there too.

For the record, Halley ("the cat who did not pee on a bed") can come in anytime she pleases. I personally think the whole 'look how wet I got in the rain' thing is just a ploy for sympathy. And food. It's all about food. Always.
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  1. Who ever said we own the animals just had it all wrong......

  2. Yep, we have a lot of critters! The cats pretty much get along. We have inside cats, outside the house cats, and barn cats!! The outside cats are the most territorial. But all remind me of children, they have little spats and in 20 min. they are curled up together!
    We also three dogs. Two were left on our property. our original is 130lb. Mastiff, named Zeke.
    If you scroll down our sidebar I have most everyone on there and the rescue date :)

    hugs, Misha

  3. food, food, food, yup that does sound like cats. at least they like being loved on too occasionally. eek, a bed wetter, so not good. In Paris, Howler was peeing on any pile of fabric, clothing or surface he could get on. luckily he's a whole lot better here. I have the couch and an upholstered chair blocked off by bins and boxes and at least so far he hasn't hit the beds.good luck.

  4. Wow, what a lot of rain! I never knew you could towel dry a goat. I think it would be lots of fun because they are so adorable.
    My mare never comes in. She has her barn and the run in shed and she just stays out in all kinds of weather. Animals have such distinct personalities and that's why they are so wonderful.
    I really enjoyed the photos.


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