Alpine Goat Before He Ate The Sugar Sign

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© Andrea Petersen
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And as I was considering, behold an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes....Daniel: 8: 5

This goat definitely had the Sugar name card taped on the wall focused between his eyes, when I shot this picture, seconds before he reached over, grabbed it and then ate it up...I shot this at the fair in our town two days ago. The signs "Tink" and "Sugar" were the names of the goats in the pen next to him. After he ate the Sugar sign he looked like he wanted to eat the Tink sign as well but he couldn't reach over that far. The goat brought a little life to the fair ..Such a character & a smooth operator.

Made this goat think
He wanted to eat
Something sweet
Taped on the wall
Or nothing at all.
Before his feet,
Touched the ground
In his merry caper...
Not making a sound,
The Alpine goat
Made fast note
Of the sugar paper
Grabbed it and ate it
Bit by bit
Poetry by me AJP

11 responses

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    Great timing! Well done.


    JOE FAILK gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    I know goats love sugar ours do. Didn't know they could read :)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    I love this! I guess will eat just about anything.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    LOL!! A great story, poem and shot Andrea. I do hope he did not get a tummy ache.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    ROFL!! Cute shot and story, Andrea!! Now the question is: "Was the sign sweet?"

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (17 Aug 2009):

    Thank you for your kind words. I think the goat may have been showing off for me when he saw my camera...He may have eaten that too if he could have grabbed it out of my hands. I don't know if the sign was sweet, Rob but the goat sure was. The more I see of these adorable creatures the more they are convincing me to become a vegetarian.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    This could be a great childrens' story. I love your poem, and the photo is a stitch. LOL!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    What a cute goat!! LOL!

  • Rebecca Sheehan

    Rebecca Sheehan gave props (18 Aug 2009):


  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (19 Aug 2009):

    Lol, my brother had a goat and i can tell you they will eat anything..

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (22 Aug 2009):

    Ha.... looks like he's been eating a lot more than just the "sugar" sign :) great shot!!

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