"BUDDY" THE GOAT; Babe Magnet!

Discussion in 'Goats' started by copperkid3, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. copperkid3

    copperkid3 Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2005
    Dwelling in the state of Confusion -
    Town Orders Man to Find New Home for Goat

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006
    MANHATTAN, Mont. - The town council has ordered Bob Perkins to find a new home for the goat that eats the weeds and grass on his front lawn. "I can have two obnoxious dogs, but not a cute goat," Perkins said.

    Mayor Tony Haag said the town of about 1,400 people is growing and cannot afford to allow one of its residents to have a goat. If it did, he said, what would stop other town residents from keeping goats, too?

    An adjacent property owner recently complained about the goat, which Perkins has owned for about a year.

    Initially, a police officer informed Perkins that keeping the animal in the city could be punishable by a fine and jail time.

    The town council voted Tuesday night to force him to remove the goat from the city limits.

    Sadie Hensler, who rents a house next to Perkins, wrote a letter to the town council saying the goat was quiet and friendly.

    Harold Ralston, who works at a dog-grooming business said, "All it does is mow the lawn."

    Before adopting Buddy the goat, Perkins has kept sheep on his property to keep the weeds and grass at bay. Over the years, he has had 13 different sheep, and they were all named Buddy.

    "They were a real babe magnet," Perkins said. "It's the way I met half of my ex-wives."


    Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com
  2. Sassy Goat

    Sassy Goat New Member

    Apr 1, 2006
    I would think you could have a herd of goats in Montana. Sad that people who don't have goats don't understand how neat they can be. I hope he can find "Buddy the Goat" a great home.

  3. pookshollow

    pookshollow Pook's Hollow

    Aug 22, 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    Sad, isn't it? You're not allowed to keep any "useful" animal in town.

    You can have noisy dogs that bark all night and produce useless dog poop, but not goats that produce milk and manure for your garden. You can raise piranha but not trout. You can have parrots, budgies and cockatiels, but you can't have chickens. :shrug: