We have been very busy around here lately and I have regrettably been neglecting the blog. Chip is leash trained and is very handsome, so as fate would have it he was invited to march in the town parade - representing a local Congressional candidate. I was very hesitant and protective, but I brought water bottles with nipples, goat treats, and a wagon to pull him if he got tired.
Chip did fantastic, everyone loved him. I could hear kids in the crowd yelling; "Look at the cute goat!" On Tuesday July 6th the Commander met four Australians at the airport and he asked them if they enjoyed their visit. Their reply surprised him, they told him about how they went to a 4th of July parade and saw the cutest little goat! They even showed him pictures that they took. They told him Chip was the highlight of the parade for them.
I don't know what I was thinking but I was convinced to take Chip to a second parade the next day. Chip again was a huge hit, he even let some children pet him. Chip finished off the day by visiting the retirement home at the end of the parade route. Chip's exploits got him filmed by the local TV broadcast crew. Chip is now retired until labor day.
At one point I rocked Chip in my arms like a little baby and he drifted off to sleep, breaking the hearts of everyone who saw me holding him.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.