Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It's all great fun for the goats and quite natural, if you consider herd mentality and perpetuation of the species in vivo. Some of my colleagues are disturbed by the whole process of breeding animals, forcing them to endure a pregnancy and birth, just so we can have milk and cheese. It's as if they may find a "professional life", doing roadside maintenance or fair displays more rewarding. I can say, by observation, that goats know how to enjoy life, including the process that brings about new life. They also mourn their fallen brethren. We could stand to learn from them, I would imagine, if only someone could speak Goat. They are teaching me...slowly.