Thursday, July 28, 2016

Julio, The Best Goat Ever ~ Good Fences No. 13




Once upon a time out in the high desert, the California Highway Patrol stopped a car from Mexico. As the cops were taking down information, a banging noise came from the trunk of the car. Wondering what in the world was in there, the police opened the trunk and found several goats! I think there were seven goats stuffed in there. Some had died, but several were still alive. When the Mojave Animal Shelter called and asked for help with this strange crew, two were adopted by the donkey rescue, where I worked in 2007 - 2008. 

We named them Julio and Eduardo. Survivors both, they turned out to be the most fun and entertaining of all the animals at the rescue. Nothing was safe from their mouths and visitors would lose gloves, hats, and anything else half-way edible. They were the first goats I ever knew personally, so to speak, and I still miss them. As some of you may recall, the donkey rescue moved to Texas and I now have different neighbors.



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26 comments:

  1. Hello, what a story! I cna not imagine transporting goats in a car trunk. I am glad some were adopted. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  2. he looks really happy and i bet he was to get saved from the trunk... i would miss them to

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  3. In the trunk of a car? Oh my! You hear crazy things when you live long enough! Love your new banner too with all the mailboxes! Hugs!

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  4. WOW! What a story. I cannot imagine what those patrol officers thought when they found the goats. Love your new header!!

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  5. Thank you for helping. The perfect fence.

    It is good to have a pool for the dogs during this heat.

    Have a great weekend.

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  6. awww! tough guys! so cute. and i love your header!

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  7. Beautiful goat photo and fence ~ Some People are so cruel ~ Glad some survived ~ He is a cutie!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  8. Amazing that someone would put goats in the trunk of a car! Such cute goats. Becca wants goats if we ever get to move to my grandparents' farm, but I'm not so sure they are an animal I want to deal with. We'll see. Thanks for sharing. ~Jeff

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  9. I like goats and sheep, but I'm not a farm girl by any means. That is a handsome goat, btw. Would be great to sketch him.

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  10. Interesting post. Julio and Eduardo look to be a couple of rowdy guys. :)

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  11. What cute guys and I am glad they were rescued by the California Highway Patrol.

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  12. I find goats fascinating and entertaining.
    Coffee is on

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  13. Goats are a blast. Ours are always a huge hit with visitors.

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  14. Love your mailbox header--& the goats!!

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  15. And as all good tales start with the words " Once upon..." this too had a happy ending. Goats have the most expressive looks on their sweet faces. Hope all is well with you,and no more dust storms.

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  16. Hi Inger - I do remember the sanctuary going to Texas - a pity ... but at least you had time to spend with the goats before they went. They are extraordinary creatures ... and Julio at his fence - is so handsome ... wonderful post after the horrific beginning ... cheers Hilary

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  17. Greetings from Malaysia! I like your banner with the row of mail boxes. Great rescue story of the goats. The tall one looks friendly and fun! Glad they survived.

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  18. They have such sweet faces and so glad that they were a led to be rescued.

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  19. At least those two were very lucky. I use to have goats and you are right. They are funny and totally entertaining. I miss them. Sorry the sanctuary moved. They would have been great neighbors.

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  20. I had two goats. We called them "the goat buddies." They were black Nubians. I bought them to eat the grass in the meadow. But they ate the side of the buildings, the brake lines on my truck, the trim off my wife's Jeep, the porch furniture, and everything else they could get their mouths on. I gave them to an old man who ran a petting zoo, after he promised me he would never sell them to Mexicans, because Mexicans here butcher goats on their front lawns and hang the bodies up to bleed out on the front porch. Gainesville Ga passed a law against it but since the cops won't go into the Mexican neighborhoods, it didn't do much to stop it.

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  21. Oh, I think I'm in love, Inger...:)JP

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  22. Goats are such entertaining creatures.

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  23. What a good story with a somewhat happy ending at least for these two!
    Inger, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that header!! You are the Queen of Headers!!

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  24. You have some very interesting stories from your past, Inger! I love this. I've had friends with property and goats in the past, an they've always been at the very least entertaining! Wonderful story! You must have been really sorry to see them move to Texas! Debra (breathe lighter)

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  25. Julio looks so cute in that shot. So happy that they were rescued. That's awful that some died like that.

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  26. Good morning Inger!
    I am glad that Julio and Eduardo was rescued and survived. Looks like Julio is smiling!
    Love your header with so many mail boxes! Love too the view to the mountains and the lovely farm.
    Wishing you a nice week ahead. :)

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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