We decided it was time to have some babies in our lives! I scoured all the nearby Nigerian Dwarf Goat farms to find just the right ones. We drove around looking and looking for people who raised these precious creatures with care and lots of love.
Then I found Black Forest Rascals online. I was watching their page as they added pictures of their babies as they were born. I feel in love with this red and white doe immediately! I knew she was just what I was looking for. After what I had been through with losing our miniature horse, I thought it would be very appropriate to have a baby with similar colors – red and white paint with blue eyes.
I sent them an email and we hopped in the car to go see her and some others south of us. Sadly, the owners didn’t get my email until the next day. Apparently, someone else came in the meantime and said they wanted this little baby!
But I had my heart set on her. I just knew she was meant to be. The next week, we went down there to visit the farm. Just before we left, the owner, Deb told me on the phone that she talked with the person who had said she wanted her and she said she would pick another if I really wanted her! Wow!
Of course, we got there and there was still no doubt she was going home with us! It was love at first site for her and Daddy, too! The only hang-up was that she was super shy. With my experience with my late Oreo, I know that when they leave the farm shy, they usually stay that way. They need to be worked with as infants.
Deb and her daughter Alison love their goats, take very good care of them and take the time to socialize them. Without hesitation, they offered to commit to working with her until we were able to pick her up at 8 weeks old! Yay!!
Long story short, we still needed another to go with her, we couldn’t decide until one of them jumped up in my lap and made herself comfortable. Next thing we know, she jumps in Wayne’s lap! So SHE chose us!
Watch the video above for a story-book look at our journey!
Thank you, Lil Forest Rascals in Black Forest, CO for raising healthy, happy and loving babies! www.LilForestRascals.com
We are so glad the goats were evacuated before the Black Forest Fire reached Lil Forest Rascals. But our hearts go out to you for losing your home, out-buildings and cattle to this horrific fire in June 2013. The fire burned 16,000 acres, over 500 homes, killed 2 people and many animals.
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