People not used to goats sometimes look at my boys and ask some rather… ahem… insensitive questions.
Are they supposed to be that big?
Actually, no, they’re supposed to be miniature goats. Somehow, despite the fact that their parents were truly small, they grew taller than the expected twenty or so inches.
They’re rather wide aren’t they?
Yes, they are. Goats have expandable bellies – four stomachs! – and they eat bulky food, so depending on the time of day, they look like overinflated beach balls.
Are they fat?
This question I do worry about. Caper has a bone chip in his right foreleg. Carrying excess weight can exacerbate his lameness. Carrying excess weight isn’t good for many health reasons. This past week, Dr. Sarah came to give the goats their spring shots, so I asked her about their condition. She said, The goats are NOT fat.
The goats say, Told you so. More hay, please.