You wouldn't be able to tell from this picture, but Pokey did manage to overcome her phobia after about 45 minutes. She screamed so loud that we let her go back outside the fenced area. After watching for a while she finally got up the nerve to feed them through the fence. Then we convinced her to come back in. She was still scared and made daddy hold her for some time. It was gradual baby steps, but by the end of our goat visit she brushed them and fed them by herself inside the enclosure. She definitely keeps us on our toes. Never would have seen this one coming. Sure wish I'd captured it on video. This is definitely not the best quality photo, but the memory is priceless. I actually had my camera on the wrong setting when I started shooting, so they turned out very dark.
Monday, July 27, 2009
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
We went to Grant's Farm today in St Louis. Pokey exhibited a phobia that doesn't even have a known name, at least one I can find... goats! In Pokey's defense these were some very aggressive goats that actually tried to eat my hair and my pants. When Haldan wouldn't lower the bottles down they untied his shoes to try to trick him into bending down.