Friday, April 10, 2009

Kids and Petals

At the foster home, we have several pets. One of them is a baby goat. He's generally a bit aloof and would rather do his own thing than to hang out with the other "kids." But yesterday afternoon, Ethan, Bess, Brett and I figured out he has a taste for flowers.

We have beautiful tulip trees in our back yard, but the blossoms are past their prime and starting to fall. So we gathered them up and tried to feed them to the goat. After all, don't goats eat anything?

He loved them! They helped him overcome his fear, and he came right up to the children to gobble up flower petals straight from their hands. Ethan loved it right away... but he's a bit fearless, so I wasn't surprised. However, I was so impressed with Bess' bravery! She's a quiet little girl, but she made it clear that she wanted in on the action. She eagerly fed the goat and would try to get a quick petting/nose grab in before the goat backed away. Then Brett came and wanted to get in on the action as well. But by that point, Mr. Goat was no longer hungry and had lost his interest in flowers for now.

Maybe we should name the goat Petals... he clearly has a taste for them.

1 comment:

  1. That is so cute! Did you guys get your dog yet? I still say I have one I could bring over!!