Saturday, November 12, 2005

Once the dogs kick it....

We are sooo getting fainting goats.

If you have never seen one, or a video of one, please allow me to describe these awesome awesome creatures, how they will, someday, provide hours and hours of entertainment and fun for my whole family.

The goats, are regular looking enoughm, but what set's them apart is a genetic trait called myotonia congenita

Apparently, when the goats get startled, the body releases a chemical which causes the muscles in the body to stiffen or lock. They then pass out. It only lasts a few moments, and seconds later they are up moving around as if nothing happened.

My mom was the first person to tell me about this demented source of entertainment, and we have been fascinated with them ever since. My mom and dad actually have a big enough yard to keep one or two more then comfortably. So everyone should email me and say that my mom should get a fainting goat, I will then send them her way.

Heh, heh, heh


  1. Most definitely they should get a fainting goat!

  2. I too have been amazed by these creatures for several years. They are just freakin adorable. For the past 3 years or so, I have had this dream - Dare I tell you? To start a miniature farm! Yes! Think of it, with miniature horses, cows, faintaing goats, pot bellied pigs and a small dog to herd them (check the small dog off my list). I will grow baby corn and baby carrots to feed them. I would have a teeny tiny tractor and barn and short little fences that you could step over. Say, maybe I could hire Conner as cheap teeny tiny labor!