25th May 2009
Ever heard of the dish “Capretto” (Italian roast baby goat)? Well that was what I was going to be turned into until I was rescued from a livestock market. At first I thought all those hands fondling me were well intentioned until I heard someone laugh and say “oh the little black and white one will taste good!” I just closed my eyes as I was picked up and tucked under someone’s arm, next thing I knew I was at this wonderful place called Edgar’s Mission with no thoughts of Capretto anywhere! Phew, was I lucky. So lucky I decided then and there to become an ambassador for the not so lucky goats.
Although I was very sick, thin, full of lice and missed my mummy the people here showered me with love and kindness and in return I made their couch my home! Great deal hey?
My job now is to show everyone what wonderful, fun loving and yes cheeky little guys and gals us goats really are. And that we really are worth more than the sum of our parts. My job is to debunk many myths people have about us farm animals. People think us different from the animals that share their hearts and homes but when you get to know us I am sure you will agree that while we may look a little different our wants and needs are just the same.
Many people think us goats will eat anything around, but that is not true we are actually extremely fussy eaters and much prefer to browse about rather than graze. This does not mean your prize roses are safe as we just love to prune gardens, picnic baskets and handbags! So be warned! But don’t be too worried that we may harm you, although we do like to intimidate people we cannot bite as we do not have top front teeth, only back molars which are very sharp and help us grind our food (and yours if you are willing to share it with us).
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