Love Thursday: Have You Hugged a Goat Today?

I’ve written about finding goat zen in the goat pen before, and although I normally keep the goat-related posts over at Goat Berries, I just had to share some photos from this morning over here for Love Thursday.

Pinters Magooch

Pinters Magooch

My baby Pasqualina all grows up.

My baby Pasqualina all grows up.

Pretty Pinta

Pretty Pinta

I've got my eye on you.

I've got my eye on you.

Can I have some Maaaaa?

Can I have some Maaaaa?

Is it normal to tear up with joy when looking at your goats?

Eh, who wants to be normal anyway?

Happy Love Thursday!

P.S. Hug a goat.

23 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Have You Hugged a Goat Today?”
  1. 09.09.2010

    Can I have some Maaaa? & I’ve got my eye on you are my favorite! I told my Mamma I would hug the goats all day long!

    Believe me, it’s not easy to stay out of the goat pen for me! Thanks for coming over and commenting πŸ™‚

  2. Martha

    These guys are gorgeous!!!

    Thanks Martha πŸ™‚

  3. 09.09.2010

    I LOVE goats <3

    Me too! Thanks for coming by Krystina πŸ™‚

  4. 09.09.2010

    I’m so glad you didn’t confine these adorable creatures to Goatberries. So so adorable and they brought me a smile as my morning begins.

    Well you have to come and visit on Goat Berries too πŸ™‚

  5. 09.09.2010

    The Pretty Pinta shot is so fun! πŸ™‚ Thanks for a smile this morning.

    Glad you enjoyed πŸ˜€

  6. 09.09.2010

    This cheered me enormously, Michelle. To answer your question…well, send one over & I will (hug a goat). I suppose a virtual hug will do for today.


    Susan & Giulia G.

    Hugging a cat is great too, Susan!

  7. 09.09.2010

    Could the be any cuter? (Don’t tell them I said so, lest they get a big goat heads.)

    Oh Nan, I’m afraid they’re already quite aware of their cuteness…I tell them every day πŸ˜‰

  8. 09.09.2010

    I’m always happy to see the girls, no matter where it is! Please give them hugs from me, since there aren’t any goats around for me to hug myself πŸ™

    Will give them lots of extra huggies for you, Auntie Beth!

  9. Awwww… they are so cute

    Thanks Judy!

  10. 09.09.2010

    Ah Michelle and your goats! Between your posts about your babies and a friend of mine here in PA who, with her husband, is now raising goats, I’m seeing so many pictures, reading a lot of all kinds of interesting stuff to about goats and learning too how sweet, cute -no make that beautiful, these little animals really are!
    Keep it coming, Baby! Oh and also, Peace!

    Haha you’ve been invaded! Glad you’re enjoying Jeni; they really are amazing creatures πŸ™‚

  11. They are just adorable!

    Thanks Jen, and thanks for visiting!

  12. 09.09.2010

    Normal is overrated. Hug away on those goats.

    Will do! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  13. 09.10.2010

    I agree. Who wants to be normal!

    Hee hee, thanks πŸ™‚

  14. 09.10.2010

    Look at those sweet adorable faces….a mother should be proud and that would be you sweet M!… loving our goaties! xo

    Cliff and I came home this afternoon to find Sammie out of the pen and not knowing how he got there….never liking that…!

    Ooooh Sammie…guess you can’t pry him with treats to let you in on the secret!

  15. I’m so glad you are sharing your goats with us here. I also love goats. I was fortunate enough to work with goats in a zoo and raise a few of my own some years after that, milking, playing and enjoying life with them.

    Happy goat times, Mimi! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  16. Gil

    Your goats look so happy, clean, content, good looking, etc!!! It is a pleasure to look at your pictures.

    Thank you, Gil; it’s always a pleasure for me to photograph my goaties πŸ™‚

  17. 09.10.2010

    What well cared for, sleek, elegant goats, truly la bella figura of the goat world!

    Haha, thanks Jenny!

  18. Kat

    I too find it hard to NOT stay in our goats pen without hugging and getting kisses from everyone…we have 85 goats now. at baby time(Mar), we have up to 150, and Baby kisses are the Best…….

    Baby kisses *are* the best! Thanks so much for coming by, Kat πŸ™‚

  19. 09.10.2010

    They really are awfully cute!

    Thanks Jen πŸ™‚

  20. Caterina B

    They are so sweet! I could just kiss them. Do they get stinky? I think I have heard that only the males do that because of their male hormones. I do plan on having a goat or two when I retire. Somehow I don’t think I would be very happy getting up in the dark in the winter to milk them before I leave for work at 6:45 am so that plan will have to wait a while, darn it!

    Actually goats are clean and not smelly — unless you have a male, as you said πŸ˜‰ Aside from their hormones, they tend to pee on themselves too, which can make for some unpleasant odors. Hope you get to share your life with goats some day — everyone should get the chance IMHO πŸ™‚

  21. 09.14.2010

    It is totally normal for me to tear up with joy when I’m spending time with my goats! Your pictures are wonderful.

    Thanks Teresa! I knew you’d understand πŸ™‚

  22. 09.15.2010

    Perfectly normal to tear up…I do, and they aren’t even my goats.

    Always a pleasure to see the little kids.

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  23. Oh Michelle! They are beautiful!!!!! I need some goats to hug! Can’t wait for the spring!

    Jenn, I can’t wait till you have goats to hug πŸ˜€

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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