Friday, November 18, 2011

Therapy

Problems - I got 'em.


But what I also have
 is goats.

And a problem,
once told to a goat
just refuses to stay a problem.



Goats don't judge you, they always keep a secret, 
and they gently and curiously nuzzle any tears away 
while murmuring sweet nothings in the ear they are trying to find. 


Goats do not ignore you and are perpetually at your side when you are working
 in case you need their help. 


They are happy to do whatever you ask of them 
as long as it intermittently involves treats or back scratching. 



They, in turn, offer butt rubs and back massages 
that you don't even have to ask for. 



Goats don't turn their noses up at things you offer them. 
No matter what it is, they will at least take it off your hands for you. 


When you are feeling silly or playful, goats are more than willing to join in. 
A mere push on the forehead can send a goat rearing like Tonto 
in an effort to get you to "just try that again".


All one needs to live happily with goats is an open heart, 
a good pair of steel-toed shoes,
and a commitment to care for them. 


The rest is just real-time therapy.


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31 comments:

Jill said...

This was the sweetest post ever. Reading this was MY therapy for the day.

Annette said...

Your goats murmur sweet nothings in your ear? I'm laughing -- ours are more likely to burp up some cud.
They are the BEST therapy though, just like you said.
And, again, I love LOVE the coloring on the goat in the last picture.

TexWisGirl said...

that is too sweet! :)

Melodie said...

This is so true! Just a few years ago I would never even think that I would have a goat.Now ...I can't ever imagine a life without them.They are wonderful,addictive creatures!

Chickadee said...

Awww I love the post and the pictures are adorable. I think if I had property, I'd probably have a few goats.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I so adore your goats. You got such great pictures - they seem to shine w/ goatie personality :-)

Randy said...

Michaele you are so lucky to have such wonderful little friends. I am very envious.

Jeannelle said...

Am not very familiar with goats and didn't realize the babies are so cute!

Sharon said...

Really a relaxing post, thanks!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

I've lived around many farm animals, but never goats... they have always intrigued me... love your thoughts and shots!

Angela said...

Oh, you are making me want some goats! I'm not sure what my dogs would think about that!

rkbsnana said...

You win for sweetest pictures in a while. Those babies are adorable and the two together look like they're dancing. Thanks

Niece said...

Love this post.....nothing but the truth! Everyone should know the love of a goat....they are just the coolest animals ever!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really cool pics! Love the little one with the black boots! Hope you have a great weekend, take care:@)

Peggy said...

Oh my gosh, those photos are just too adorable. Love the last one in particular!

Torunn said...

There are some who enjoy themselves and feel good. Fine and pleasant images.

Jennifer said...

We love our goats... they just brighten your day. I love spendin time with mine.

bekahjane said...

awwwww :) love.

Chai Chai said...

So much truth in this post, thank you for putting it into words.

Rose said...

I have never lived around goats, but every time I go to the fair and there are babies, I want to bring one home with me.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

So sweet! Everyone should have some goats.........don't you think? blessings,Kathleen

DebH said...

ahh..I so agree...and I will have to look back on this post about the end of January. Maybe you could repost it just for the uplifting feeling of looking at all those adorable babies and happy animals. I love my goats, big and small. Even when they are underfoot, heads pushing into the grain buckets and crawling up your spine to reach. Perfect depiction of goats!!

Mary Ann said...

I love this post! It's wonderful, and so are the pictures!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think the same could be said for German Shepherds. Bless these little therapists.

:)

goatgirl said...

I totally agree:)

GardenofDaisies said...

Awwwwww, your little kids and goats are soooo sweet! That little guy in the last picture looks like he has boots on. Sorry about the problems... wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all better. Sending you hugs.

Sharon said...

Cute, cute pictures, Michaele! My favorite is the last one. I'd love to pet that little guy!

Charlotte said...

What a great tribute to what has become my favorite animal. I love my 4 goats. The one of yours in the last is truly adorable.

Gail said...

Such cuties!

Amy said...

<3

That is all. :)

Buttons said...

Oh I just love your goats especially the little ones. Take care things always seem to get better. B