Yesterday, as I was driving up the hill, the neighbor's dogs came out and chased me up the last 1/8 mile, so there were 2 more dogs than normal. Then, as I was getting out of the car, into the barking and milling, I noticed a goat in the front yard. Penny waited all day inside the fence with Coco and then came out after she saw my car come up the drive. Gasp.
I'm comfortable that the goats are safe with MY two dogs, but I don't know about the neighbor's 2 dogs. It would be extremely cool if one of my dogs were to protect the goats, but that would be dreaming at this point. What to do, what to do? The only thing I could think to do was bring the goat into the house while I fed everybody.
So there we were, two dogs, a cat and a goat milling about the kitchen. It was pretty amusing. The kitchen isn't big. After I fed the dogs and cat, I got a leash and took the goat back to her eating place. I took a moment to find the camera and snap a quick shot (being verry concerned about goat pee in the house). Here's the picture. Penny being curious about Desmond eating his dinner.
P.S. The Perseid meteor shower will be at it's peak tonight (actually tomorrow in the early morning hours). It was cloudy last year for this shower, and it will be this year as well. That's not a terrible, terrible, bad thing though, because the shower will last another week or so. The Perseids are so named because they come from the constellation Perseus, which is near the horizon in the north. So, look north young man!