Gossip Goat

… so the Horses aren’t speaking again; Ethel made Bob sleep on the couch after she found about that filly in Philly. The chickens tell me that new rooster is strictly a cock-a-doodle-don’t, if you catch my drift. And Mrs. Pig won’t let her youngest Stanley out of the house ever since he got that tattoo…

Jamie W. says: “my mom took this at a petting zoo (accidentally wrote ‘petty zoo’)”



  1. The goat psychiatrist is in (5 cents).

  2. And he’s all ears. 🙂

  3. doomchild says:

    Those eyes… they freak me out. I used to think lambs were cute, but then I looked at the eyes… cute? No, no way. Just plain scary. I think they’re actually aliens. Or robots. Or both.

  4. skippymom says:

    I’m thinking, make that the Pretty Zoo. She’s lovely.

  5. warrior rabbit says:

    Awww. I had a floppy-eared goat when I was a kid. She was a sweetie and lots of fun. Goats are underestimated! They are really pretty cool.

  6. warrior rabbit says:

    Underestimated? Underappreciated.

  7. 260Oakley says:

    “And I’m doing summer stock. I’ve got the lead in Nannie Get Your Goat.”

  8. Well, I suppose she should be grateful that kid didn’t get SPAM tattoo’d on his butt.

    And does this thing bathe in it’s own milk or something? Such pretty clean coat!

  9. Aw, don’t hold the goaty eyes against them. They can’t help it, and you do get used to them. Goats are GREAT animals. They’re smart, friendly, and are always figuring out stuff to amuse themselves.


  11. Mary (the first) says:

    Good one!!

  12. BEEP on da nose!

  13. 2ScoopsRice says:

    BUTT, have you HERD…??

    I think this KID is UDDERly adorbz…

    .oO(wonders if the SCAPEGOAT for squeeness has been caught?)

  14. Drat–you beat me to it, ceejoe! Can I have the ears to nom?

    Pretty little goat, and she apparently has the scoop.

  15. just don’t tell her anything b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-d

  16. pretty goatliner!

  17. I have nothing clever or amusing to say when looking at that face. All I can think of is “what a pretty little goat!” Such a pretty goat! Little pink nose, slight smile, friendly face. Gotta love that goat! And with the tiniest snorfer at the top of the page, we’ve got a duo of lovely ani-pals who are a symphony in pink!

  18. I think the barnyard has been barb wire tap!

  19. tracylee says:

    and the teensiest of smiles!

  20. I always wanted to go to a petting zoo. My mother would only allow me to go to the necking zoo.

  21. 2ScoopsRice says:

    Hahahahaha!! :))

  22. HAW!

  23. I am entranced by her sweet, beautiful face!

  24. Awww cute little black splodges on pink earsies!! nomnom 🙂 xx

  25. if you can’t bleat ’em, join ’em

  26. Kids – I mean PIGS – these days! All thumbing their snouts at the establishment with their rebellious tattoos! (…Bacon!!!!)

    NTMTOM, I start shaking my head the second I see your Nom de Plume at the beginning. You really have a warped, fun mind!

  27. Goaties are awesome!!! I have three little Nigerian dwarf goats and they are so cute and fun!

  28. JohnnyJohnny says:


  29. victoreia says:

    And you don’t hear people saying “Like goats to the slaughter”, either.

  30. skippymom says:

    I bathe in my own milk.

  31. skippymom says:

    I didn’t even get to go to the hand-holding zoo until I was in college.

  32. You’re insane, skippymom. 😉

  33. Theresa says:

    PPS: I love the little story SO MUCH.

  34. skippymom says:

    And that’s why you love me.

  35. like eating grandpa’s winter long johns off the clothes line!!! or jumping over the fence be standing on each other’s back! or butting the gardening grandma in the… well, I think you get the ides… 😉

  36. I concur.

  37. YoubettchaYupUmhummYeahWedo!!

  38. *plink* *plink*

  39. Noelegy says:

    What a pretty little goatlette!

  40. Noelegy says:

    Agreed, goats are fun! We had them when I was growing up, which is probably why the eyes don’t bother me.

    I have a hilarious photo of myself, circa age 5 (pigtails and all), attempting to milk a goat and squirting the stream almost perfectly parallel to the ground.

  41. Noelegy says:

    P.S. I’m a Capricorn, which may be an additional reason I’m kindly disposed toward goats. 🙂

  42. StormCat42 says:

    Am I the first one to mention peeek leeeps?! Wow! I’ve never been around wee goats, but this one seems to cute, how can you NOT like her?

  43. Theresa says:

    You know, I really think those little goaties have seen all the cartoons. If you bend over anywhere near them, they know just what to do. 😛

  44. Fird Birfle says:

    skippymom, ceejoe meant that
    [are ya ready for this?]


    [heh heh]


  45. Fird Birfle says:

    why you …….[sputters]

  46. Fird Birfle says:

    I concur entirely.

  47. Theresa says:

    Yay Skippymom! *waving pompoms*

  48. Theresa says:

    And you look at kids today, with their hookup zoos. Oops, I meant “university.” 😛

  49. Catwhisperer says:

    NTMTOM – I don’t know what your “real” job is (no one could be so lucky as to be employed full-time by CO, could they?), but if you’re not an author, you should be. You are HILARIOUS, and your creativity is mind boggling!

  50. AIEEE!! Slotty horizontal eye-rises!

  51. Emmberrann says:

    [Clasps pearls to chest, and gently pats “glow” with lace hankie] Oh, mah, mah, Miz Birfle!

  52. Emmberrann says:

    @NTMTOM — [tapping counterpoint with fingertips on table] Still wait-ing for the coffeetablebook….. 🙂

  53. Emmberrann says:

    @NTMTOM — [tapping counterpoint with fingertips on table] Still wait-ing for the coffeetablebook….. 🙂

  54. ams1001 says:

    I think little snorflette should live forever at the top of the page..

  55. Very funny! Reminds me of the farm at my school!

  56. Lerrinus says:

    Preshus widdle behbeh!

  57. Well, at least make sure that it’s butter milk!

  58. NomTom is STILL full of win. 😀

  59. Fird Birfle says:

    *Fred Sanford sez “I’m comin’, Elizabeth!!!”

  60. Fird Birfle says:

    GOATS GOATS GOATS GOATS and, furthermore, GOATS!!!!

    Goats are Groovy

  61. Fird Birfle says:

    oh, and PS:

    “that filly in Philly” = HAW!!1!!
    (sorry, Theresa, it was necessary to “borrow” that, briefly 🙂 )

  62. Fird Birfle says:


    The Approval Department

  63. (and otters)

  64. Those are BAAAAAA-d.

  65. I would like to replace my neighbors with this young goat and be able to stand over the fence and have a nice chat everyday. “Oh, I could tell you about the people who lived in this house before you, Ms. Goat! Came and went at all hours, blared their car radios constantly, acted like hooligans…you wouldn’t believe the inconvenience.”

  66. BagOguts says:

    Yep, she’s a little beauty!

  67. BagOguts says:

    You rock!

  68. BagOguts says:

    oh god I’m dyin’ here…

  69. BagOguts says:

    This whole post is a winner!!

  70. doomchild says:

    Admittingly they are amusing and cute, seen from a distance… just something in those eyes suddenly started bothering me. It’s just freaky. Any anipal with such an attitude, soft muzzle, soft leeps and teeny-weeny hooves should have soft pretty dark eyes! But no, no.. sheep and goats are just “I’m gonna go all hypno-toad on you!”

    Maybe this is just a phase. Maybe what’s left of my sanity is trying to save me from the lethal cuteness and fluffiness of those creatures. Yes, that has to be it… right? Right?

  71. shannomo says:

    NTMTOM, you make me giggle! LOL

  72. 2ScoopsRice says:

    [curtseys gracefully]

    Fankies FB! 😀

  73. 2ScoopsRice says:

    I need a goat next door replacement too! My neighbors are b-a-a-a-a-a-a-d…

  74. Definitely beautiful, different eyes and all. I just won’t tell her any secrets…

  75. 2ScoopsRice says:

    I LOVE the word, “snorflette”! 😀