was yesterday. I fell in love with Pygmy goats when I was a child at the Puyallup Fair. So once I became an adult with some property, one of my first tasks was getting Pygmy goats. I found a lady in Ellensburg selling 2 doelings so I went to buy them. Then she convinced me that I needed a weathered kid as well. So I bought Annie, Carrie and Ben.
I brought them to my dad’s cabin near there first where they met his kittens. None of them were too sure about the other species which made for cute photos.
I brought them home and enjoyed their company. Annie died after a c-section so I then decided to switch to Nigerian Dward goats. Carrie died after a fight with a ram. Ben died of old age.
They were my first livestock. Unfortunately for them it was a learning experience. But I hope they enjoy their time with me as I did with them. And 20 years later I still have goats and cannot imagine a life without them
Our first goat was also a pygmy, “Magic”, a bottle baby from a friend….was always a true love.