September 11, 2009

The Lap Goat

Peeps thinks she is a lap goat.

She likes nothing better than to take a nap or relax and chew her cud all cuddled up in a friend's lap. Peeps won't be a lap goat forever though because she is a cross of two very large breeds of goats. See, her daddy is a big, burly Boer buck and her mom is a long, tall Nubian doe so Peeps is destined to out grow her position as resident lap goat someday, but for now she is milking it for all it is worth.



Peeps was born on Easter, in fact that is how she got the name Peeps. I was there to get some cute baby pictures of her right after she was born.

Earlier this past Spring my husband made it very clear the goat herd size was already as large as it should be, so we would not be keeping hardly any of this years doelings. I had some tough decisions to make but it seemed to make sense to both of us to sell the cross breed doelings first. The fact that I already had her mother, and both of her half sisters in the herd made Peeps seem like a logical choice for one of the doelings to sell and I even posted about it. The word must have got out to Peeps about that because she really turned up the charm. It wasn't long until she had my husband wrapped around her little hoof and he eventually changed his mind about selling her. I was secretly glad because she had wormed her way into my heart as well with her friendly personality and funny antics. So Peeps is going to hang here with us, as our farm mascot, resident lap goat and hopefully a nice backyard milk goat someday.

56 comments:

Melissa B. said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing these Superior Snaps. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...

~Tonia said...

Lol How cute!! She is huge!! Our Boer Nubian cross is a good milk goat. She dries up before everyone else but its good creamy milk while it last..
We have a wether here that has done the same.. I have been promised that if we dont eat him he will be trained as a cart or pack goat!lol

Alix said...

Now you've done it! You have the cuteness alarms going off like crazy. I soooo want to have Peeps in my lap, and I don't even care how big she gets.

When are you going to hire me to be your farm hand?

Jen's farmily said...

Aww... that is too cute!! I'm not sure how she'll take being told she's too big for a lap goat when she reaches that stage! I'm so glad you guys are keeping her, she is adorable!! Especially all sprawled out in your husbands lap!

goatpod2 said...

She's lovely Jen, we're trying to make the same decisions right now!

Amy

http://goatpod2.wordpress.com

Pricilla said...

We goats are not stupid!

It is hard to let them go, though, isn't it? :(

Mom L said...

What a sight! Makes me ashamed that I sometimes tell my cat (all of 10 pounds) that she's too heavy on my legs... :) I'm very glad Peeps won her campaign to stay with you.

Nancy in Iowa

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

What a sweetie little Peeps is! That is just too darn cute.

jaz said...

peeps just made my day!!! goats snuggling in someones lap? who would have known!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Peeps, is one smart goat, good for her!

d/iowa said...

i love your lap goat! and the cow picture below is FAB!!!!!!!!!!!

Melodie said...

Way to go Peeps!I always say goats are addictive,you have to be careful or you'll have a million!Hmm...I don't think we would mind at all!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

hmmmm.... that has just given me one very good idea! Thank you Peeps! Goat kisses from Isobelle!

Texan said...

Its so hard to sell any of them isn't it! We recently have gone a different direction with our goats. We sold quite a few large Nubian girls... they were so sweet.

Blacky is the only lap goat we have had so far...he just simply wanted me to hold him all the time, from the minute he was born till I couldn't pick him up.. so being in my lap was the next best thing... Glad Peeps gets to stay!! :O)

Mrs. Bee said...

LOL!! You had us laughing hard!!
And I thought our goats were "different" because they know the sound of the Dorito's bag

Martha Ann said...

She's definitely a keeper. It's written all over your husband's face. http://is.gd/3ahXy

The Grown-Up Child said...

I think Peeps just might be my favorite goat ever! So cute! First the gourds and then this...

Callie said...

What a sweet face Peeps has. I can see the future now... there is Peeps curled up on the couch and there is your husband next to her trying to get the remote back. :)

Sandy said...

Sooo adorable. The pics are great, makes you want to love on her right through the monitor.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Funny how things just "work out". tee hee
She is a cutie!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! I love her! I'm so glad you are keeping her, what a cutie pie :-)

Statch said...

That is just too cute! And what a pretty goat...

Christy said...

That is the sweetest thing I've ever seen! Mine are much smaller and won't climb into my lap anymore.

DayPhoto said...

How cute! I enjoyed that very much! And she is just ever so pretty! Just darling!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

lovely blog I would love goats

hello from north wales
x

Leslie said...

What an adorable goat. I love how you say she got your husband wrapped around her hoof. The pictures definitely show that she has your friend wrapped around her hoof too.

Mama Kat said...

I have never seen such a thing! Who knew goats had such big hearts. :)

deiala said...

Oh how utterly sweet!!! I used to be afraid of goats when I was a child, because one once ate my favourite rain coat, but this one is just cute!
I got here from the SITS page, so congrats for being FB.
Take care and greetings from Germany.
Deia

Karen &Gerard Zemek said...

I bet Peeps will always try to get up on that lap. I love when our shepherd/elk hound mix snuggles with me like that. Glad to here Peeps is staying!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Serendipity said...

Very cute!

MoonNStarMommy said...

Teehee.... how adorable!!! :)

Mel said...

At first, she almost made me think she was a dog....she's so cuddly. So cute!:)

Eva Gallant said...

Peeps is a panic! lol

Congrats on your SITS day in the sun!

Laura said...

How cute...now I want a goat.

knit1kids4 said...

She is so cute!

Lynn said...

That is too cute! I drink goat milk because it is good to my tummy. That is so awesome that you tend to them for a living!

Happy SITS day.

My best, Lynn

Marie said...

Sweet! Peeps is so cute. That is funny how big burly manly men can get all snuggly with the animals. :)

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

That's so cute. My sister lives in Idaho and they have a few goats and they just love them too! I even got to help her milk them one day. Fun stuff! Hope you have a great SITS day.

Mandi Miller said...

Aww!! That is so sweet! Happy SITS day!

Two Normal Moms said...

Happy SITS day!
I think I would never be able to sell them! That was so cute. They have such fun personalities!
***Ally

Karen said...

I don't think she will ever stop being a lap goat, she willfind a way.

Too cute!

Karen

Joy said...

Peeps needs her own fan clu!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Awwwww! How cute! She seems like a real sweetheart!

Heather said...

How very sweet. I know I couldn't ever work with animals because I would want to take them all home.

Peeps is a special goat.

Happy SITS day!

Kerri said...

Okay seriously. That goat is SO CUTE!! I would love a lap goat... although it would have to be MUCH smaller!
Congrats on your SITS day!

theUngourmet said...

This is the cutest thing ever. I'm showing my kids (get it...kids) right now!

Scottish Lass said...

Happy Sits Day!
I am revising my Dear Santa letter now.
Do goats and reindeer get along?

Angelia (Texas) said...

Peeps is a sweetheart! Awh! Precious!

sweetjeanette said...

ok, I'm hooked! One precious goat story after the next.... I loved hearing about Peeps! I never would've thought a goat could, or would want to be a "lap" goat.

(STOPPING BY FROM SITS)

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

kellyjorichards said...

Happy SITS day and congrats!
As a lifelong city girl, I know NOTHING about farming. I am enjoying reading your posts and learning a bit more.

Angry Julie Monday said...

How cute is that!

Blia said...

She is so cuuutttee!! My kids love baby goats. They just couldn't get used to them when they got bigger. LOL!

Miss Dot said...

Oh *whew* I'm so glad you kept Peeps! I pulled my hubby over to look at that video -- how cute!

It's funny -- my husband used to act all grumpy towards anything of the feline variety until we got a couple kitties of our own and the boy really turned up the charm and just followed him everywhere. My husband insisted he must actually be a puppy in disguise.

Kat @ TodaysCliche.com said...

I could swear in that first pic your goat is a dog with floppy ears!

Christine said...

Awww....Peeps is beautiful! She sort of looks beagleish to me:) I love that she is a smarty pants and turned up the charm to change your hubby's mind...a lap goat! Brilliant!

Marie said...

I couldn't get the video to launch but that's okay I already had fallen in love with Peeps from the pictures! :)