Sunday, March 11, 2012

I Want One

This advertisement really gets my goat, but after looking at it for some time, it does make me a little rammy myself. I do wonder what he will look like when he is an old goat and why are the people clamoring at his feet? They know what the woman must know:

Goats make great pets. I want one of these new fangled goat breeds.

  •  Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans and were the most popular herd animal 9,000 years ago.
  • Goats have no front top teeth- instead they have what is called a 'dental pad' or hard gums. They have 8 lower teeth and 24 back molars for grinding food.
  • Goats can live up to 20yrs if well kept.
  • Goats can easily be housebroken , much the way a puppy is.
  • Goats are smart and can learn and respond to their given name in less than a week.The pupil in the goat's eye is rectangular in shape instead of being round like those of most other mammals.
  • Goats have excellent night vision.
  • Goats have a 4 chambered stomach and chew cud, (a plug of partially digested food stored in the largest compartment of the stomach called the rumen).
  • Goat feces has little to no odor, produced in small pea sized pellets.
  • Goats do not charge people and try to use the horns as instruments of mass destruction.
  • Goats are fastidious eaters and typically will not eat dirty or spoiled food.
  • Goats have relatively few diseases, very few which as zoonosis (no more than any other pet animal)
  • Goat milk is the most easily digested milk from any animal and quite often used by those who are lactose intolerant.
  • Soaps made with goat milk is often used for patients with skin disorders such as excema

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