Recently, we've fallen a bit on hard times (no sympathy required, Gentle Reader.) Looking over the budget, it became obvious that we could no longer afford to keep 2 milk goats, so someone had to go. Now, goats are herd animals and do not do well alone, so they really need a companion. It does not have to be another goat; it can be a sheep, horse, or some other likely animal.
We ended up trading our Gracie for this little guy. He is a Boer wether, 3 months old, sweet and cute as a button, so I named him "Button."
He probably already weighs 30 pounds at least, so I didn't hold him like this very long. :)
I think we'll be great friends.
The neighbors came to meet Button:
It made me very sad to give up my Gracie, but I had to grow up. Sigh......