Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Calistoga Castle Cat & Fainting Goats?

Today I have a Big World Report from my auntie in California. My auntie recently visited the Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga in the Napa Valley.

It is a winery and it is built just like an authentic old castle. It took 14 years to build with lots and lots of stone!

Now a castle would not be complete, without a........

.....Castle Cat! This is Guenevierre. She lives at the winery, and helps conduct tours and snoopervises the wine tasting room. There is another Castle Cat that lives here named Lancelot, but he was nowhere to be found. Do you suppose he had had a few too many in the wine tasting room??

Also seen in Calistoga in this Big World Report:

.....Were some Fainting Goats! That's right, Fainting Goats! These goats have a genetic disorder that when startled, causes their muscles to freeze for about 10 seconds. This results in the goat collapsing on its side.
These goats promised to be my friends as long as I would not try to scare them!

I am sure glad I don't have this disorder and I am not a "Fainting" Cat, because I get startled all the time!!

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


Black Cat said...

Pinch, punch, first of the month, and No Return! HARHARHAR!!!

You are the first blog I've visited on this 2009 April's Fools' Day. However, I don't think you are April Fooling about the fainting goats, coz I saw an item about them some time ago on teevee. Wait... Was that on a 1st April? Can't remember, LOL!!!

What's up with our computers? Duhr, aggronoyance Big Time! :) xxx

Babs (Beetle) said...

I saw a programme about these fainting goats too! They are funny :O)

And for Black Cat: Pinch and a kick for being so quick! Ha ha!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Now woo will have my mom drooling all day as she thinks about wine and wineries!

Tank woo fur sharing!


Deetz said...

Mu mum found someone selling Fainting Goats the other day and she may adopt them....she said she would only scare them on Saturday's and maybe Sundays....

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We never heard of fainting goats. They look like little guys! Neat report on the castle!

Guardian Angel Ziggy said...


I have never seen a fainting goat (or a real goat) but I would imagine its a pretty funny site to see! That castle is beautiful, and has one handome castle cat!

Happy Trails
Ziggy Marley

Fred said...

"snoopervising" I like it.

the many Bs said...

hi JB, that's a lovely castle. it looks like it would be fun to explore - then maybe we could find the missing cat!


(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

What a cool castle and winery. We hope those goats live a very stress-free life so they don't faint a lot. They are ery cute.

zozo said...

I'm heading to calistoga tomorrow and just came across your site. Where did you see these goats? My 8 year old would love to see them (not scare them).

Teddy Bear said...

What a beautiful winery castle. Those poor little goats. I hope they don't faint for too long after they are startled!

Teddy Bear

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sdsfasda said...

What splendid goats!!! I wanted to have them in the yard too! But I'm afraid they would become as addicted as our cats.

Ailurophile said...

Wow how interesting. I think I read about these goats somewhere but don't recall now. Thanks for the educational post though! Take care :)

i said...

What a regal way to store all the wine!

Oh I've not heard of fainting goats.

Teddy Bear said...

Hi JB,


Teddy Bear

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

aw, poor goats. They sure be cute though, I bet the castle cat is a really good tour guide.
~lickies, Ludo

Hana said...

How come my Mom has never heard of that castle? It sure looks interesting.

Fainting Goats? Mom has never heard of those, too.

Looks like my Mom has a lot to learn... and maybe a short day trip is in order!

Lone Star Purrs said...

Hi JB! It's furry nice to meet you!! We are currently in Fort Rucker, AL where owr Daddy is learning to fly heli-copters. He and Momma bof grew up on the Ft. Worth side of town, and all of owr fambly is still there. We LUF the pic-shurs of the longhorns on yur previous post! We say....Hook 'Em!!
~Meeko & Kiara

Autumn and Jasmine the Maltese said...

hello JB!
autumn's here.. thanks for dropping by to my blog.

I love the castle so much and mom was thinking as if she was a princess who lives in the castle -.-"

Hope to hear more from you


-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...


That place is big! Lotz of room to do zoomies!!

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

myonlyphoto said...

Hey JB this is nice winery, almost fooled me I thought it was old one, excellent architecture, a recreation of the past. ANd thanks for letting me know about the fainting goats, its funny, yet it is sad if they hurt themselves. Thanks for sharing your report, always enjoy being here. Hope all is well. Anna :)

Dino and Family said...

The castle looks amazing! I feel so sorry for the fainting goats! Love, Dino