The Most Beautiful Goat in the World

We got our first purebred nubian dairy goats from a local producer and friend.  She let me come out a few months before the goatlings were ready to go from their mothers to pick them out.  I fancied right off a lovely brown one and reserved her for later pick up.   When the time came to get her, my friend who shows her goats expressed regret about agreeing to let this brown one go because she ended up being exceptional quality for show.  I offered to pick another one but she insisted we take her but you could tell she was sorry she’d let her go.  I asked my daughter on the way home what should we call the most beautiful goat in the world, because that’s who I felt we were taking from our friend.  She responded Helen, as in Helen of Troy.  I told her to keep thinking, that’s a terrible name for a goat!  We got her home and took some photos of her.  I shared one of the photos with a friend from GA the next morning.  She said “wow, she looks so regal in that photo, you should name her Helen after Helen Mirren in that movie The Queen.”  So… the universe named her, and she’s Helen.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Claire
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 07:32:49

    The goat that launched a thousand ships!

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  2. Connie
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 07:34:00

    You crack me up!

    Reply

  3. michael mastrorocco
    Dec 30, 2010 @ 14:44:36

    Looks like a former manager of mine. Male that is. Live the life lady, live the life

    Reply

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