Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Goat Herder

Mom saw these brown headed goats on a bike ride east of our house recently. They look like a variety of Boer Goats. Boer Goats originated in South Africa, and are very friendly and enjoy human company....and I am sure they must enjoy feline company too. I guess that is why this goat came running over to my mom! He told my mom that all the goats had been talking about JB's Big World, and he would love to be my friend!

But then a big dirty scruffy Collie type doggie was at full alert as he saw my mom conversing with the goat......

He told the goat to get away from the fence and go back and join the herd immediately!

This doggie's job was to herd the goats and keep them safe, but wasn't he a little strict? My mom was not going to harm them! She was just on Big World Assignment!

Then the big dirty scruffy Collie mumbled as he went on with his work: "JB's Big World, JB's Big World.....all I ever hear about from these goats is JB's Big World! I wish JB would not have sent her mom to disturb me when I am trying to do my job!"

P.S. I understand from Furry Paws, that this is a Great Pyranees Doggie!

Before you go, please sign my GUESTBOOK, and stop by my SMALL WORLD too, thanks!


Babs (Beetle) said...

Ha ha! I expect the big scruffy dog needed to be sure your mum wasn't going to harm them. He looks bigger than the goats!

Purrs, Sukie X

Mary said...

What beautiful goats and the collie with them is pretty, too. You asked me about suet....I'm using C&S Products Orange Dough and they all seem to like it.

GMG said...

Hi JB! Sorry for having taken so long to get back here again. Another hectic week…
This is a lovely post! And I also loved to see the Frontier Airline pictures... as well as the birds!
Blogtrotter is still in Santiago de Compostela, now inside the Cathedral, should you be interested... Hope you enjoy, and have a nice weekend!

Lacy said...

w00f's JB, dat shure wuz a biggg doggy...

b safe,

Mickey's Musings said...

I think that doggie was strict! The goat was very friendly though. I'm glad he wants to be your friend. Can you hear my Mom(she's trying to sing,heehee)

High on a hill was a lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Purrs Mickey

Deetz said...

Well, that doggie is a lil grumpy now isn't he.....He is just jealous probably cuz he has to work all the time.

MaoMao said...

That kollie takes his job furry seriously! And what neat goats! Momma likes goats.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's a hardworking doggie. Maybe you should have sent him a notice earlier that your mom is going to visit for assignment and he can get clearance for her

~ Girl girl

meemsnyc said...

What a cute Goat! Our family farm has a goat, but doesn't look like that kind. That big white dog is a White Pyrenees. Our family has one too. They are herder dogs, and usually grow up on Goat Farms.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this dog is really bigger that the goats? Coooolll.

Andree said...

those dogs! always such bullies! those goats are cute, though. These are great photos. Good job on the assignment, Mom!

Unknown said...

What beautiful goats!!

Hugs and Kisses



Tybalt said...


My mommy LOVES goats. I am glad she can't have one. I bet she'd let it live in the house and sleep with her if she did. Mommy is just that way.

Deetz said...

Happy Friday JB

Hana said...

I think the dog was jealous your Mom was interviewing the goats instead of him!

We saw some goats on the other side of our hill... they must have been hired to clear out the dried weeds and things.. after they left, my mom noticed in certain areas the dirt was exposed. That's not too good for a hillside now. The goats did too good of a job.

Deetz said...

I am gonna miss you too, JB. MY mum has been real busy too with work...but she says she has to pay for a new roof because of all the storms...One of these days we need to make our mums take a break and take us with them. I will miss you and will not forget about you and will think about you everyday.
Paw hugs my lil friend

Babs (Beetle) said...

JB I have an award for you at Beetle Photos

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Those were cute goats. We have some by our house. That collie is a very good herder!


Anonymous said...

Lol...Those goats are very cute :)

Kodak the Eskie said...

That's one big dirty dog! And talk about strict! I guess he takes his job seriously. Those goats were fun to see. It's nice that they are so friendly. Maybe they could teach Big Dirty Dog something!

Hugs, Kodak

Linda said...

Hey JB,
Woah, that sure is a big doggie! He could probably swallow us, hehehe. The little goats sure are cute. Mama said we should have some so they can mow our grass for us, tee hee. Hope you have a great weekend.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Kathryn and Ari said...

Hi, JB-
What a great story (and lovely goats, too, we might add). We read recently that baby collies live with goat herds beginning around 10 weeks of age: that way, they imprint and think of the goats as their kin. That's kind of crazy, huh?

myonlyphoto said...

Wow this dog is really nice and the goat ofcourse, lol, and funny. Anna :)

sdsfasda said...

And there are persons till today that say the animals don't think and are stupid. It's enough to look at the "face" of this dog to see and understand what is he thinking.