This is our brown Nigerian dwarf goat. It’s very difficult to get pictures of her because she always wants to come too close to the person holding the camera. She is a “people goat,” you see, and very affectionate. She thinks she is a lap dog.
She’s almost twelve years old now and is just recently starting to look her age, with a few white hairs on her face and mostly behind her ears, but she’s still as playful and inquisitive as ever. And she can be just as destructive as ever, too… if she gets the urge to break through something or chew through something. Thankfully that doesn’t happen very often.
We’ve been getting the “barn” ready for cooler weather… fresh shavings and stocking up on hay… and it was time to trim the goat’s hooves again, so we did that yesterday too.
Our hoof trimming technique requires two people… one person to sit in the chair and hold the goat as she lounges comfortably across his lap… and another person to trim the hooves. The goat passes the time by slowly rubbing her head against the nearest human arm… or by taking a short nap.
For one of us at least, hoof trimming is a totally relaxing experience.