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What Do YOU Do... When Somebody "Gets Your Goat ?"

I was just answering some comments on one of my posts.  The post had lots of comments, and if you read my posts regularly, you know that I usually get some really great, introspective comments.

Well... one of my commentors was making his comment, and he said something about something that "gets his goat..." which he then explained.

All of which led ME to make the following self-question and observation:

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Serious question here.  When something "gets your goat..." What do you do ?  Do you go out and buy another goat, or do you just remain "goat'less ?"

I remember once... quite a while ago, when somebody really got my goat.  I was ticked.  And it wasn't the first time they had "gotten my goat." 

So I thought... that's not gonna happen again.  I am NOT gonna have you get MY goat... and then be "goat'less" again.  So, I went out and bought TWO goats... so I'd have a spare the for the next time my "goat got gotten."

Well... ya gotta know what happened.  We split up.  No more of any of that "gettin' my goat" stuff.  But... since I now had TWO goats... just in case... I thought... "what the heck am I gonna do with this extra goat ?"

And then, wouldn't ya know it... my two goats got "romantic" on me.  Yeah... they "did it."  They had a kid.  So then I had THREE goats.  Well, technically, I had two goats... a mom goat and a dad goat... and one kid.  What a deal !

But... I guess it's just all a part of living in this frustrating world... and having my goat get gotten... one too many times.  Arrrggghhh !

Comment balloon 48 commentsKaren Anne Stone • August 24 2010 09:17PM

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Hi Anne, that is a funny way to play on words! I hope you are keeping cool. Tiffany

Posted by Tiffany Torgan, Featured on HGTV's New Show! How Close Can I Beach (Harcourts Prestige Properties of La Jolla) over 8 years ago

Hi Karen Anne ~ At this rate you will have a herd soon (or whatever the right word is)!

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 8 years ago

Tiffany, oh yes... very cool today.  Only went up to 98 here in Fort Worth.  But it was better than yesterday... when it went up to 107.  So yes, it was very cool today.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

I better be careful with who gets my goat. LOL

Posted by Cynthia Grimes, "With You Every Step Home!" (Keller Williams Legacy West) over 8 years ago

Liz:  Well, I used to teach school... and we of course called a room full of "kids"... our "class."  So, could it be a "class of kids ?"  On second thought, I guess it WOULD be a herd of goats.  Good thought.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Cynthia:  Oh, doncha know it !  You surely would not want to end up goatless like I was.  Oh, did I suffer ?  Yikes.  Just be careful, hon.  <smile>

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

It seems that some days making the push to get through the day really gets your goat.  Good to read that you now have three and that you may have goat milk.  :)

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) over 8 years ago

Seems like I had a herd of goats for people to get, cuz lots of 'em got my goat lately........know who I mean?  It's not fun being goatless Karen Anne...........I'm with you.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 8 years ago

Leolinda... what a great thought.  I never thought of that.  I am so glad I have such clever commentors.

So yes.  Now I can have goat's milk.  That is... if my mama goat has any extra after she "feeds her kid."  Guess I now have to find myself a lactation consultant.  Oy, it gets more complicated as time wears on.  I know... TMI.  <smile>

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Oh Roger, the pain of it all.  Going through through the entire day... or maybe even several days to a week... goat'less.  I just knew I'd find someone else who knew the pain of being "goat'less."  And no... it's NOT fun being goat'less.  Not fun, at all !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne,
You are SO funny!

I hear that goat cheese is really easy to make if you're able to milk the nanny and get some goat's milk and it's sucpposed to be super good for you. 

Where do you keep your herd of goats?  :) :)

Love this post.

Judi

who lives on a farm in SE Oklahoma (but we don't have any goats.. so I guess I'm goatless).

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne, you crack me up!

Where does one get a replacement goat anyhow? And do they come with warranties? What about rules regarding their fraternizing and extended coverage for life expectancy?

Posted by Ashley Sharum, Ebby Halliday Realtors (972.978.3109) over 8 years ago

Right away I started checking my chin, since when I think of goats, I think of goat beards!  Ever since I turned 50, I've had to make sure that I didn't start to look like a goat.  Do you get me?

Posted by Wanda Thomas, Billings Montana Real Estate (Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN) over 8 years ago

Here.... just take mine! I don't want it anyway! :OD

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) over 8 years ago

Judi:  Wow... another great suggestion.  Everyone is just so full of great ideas.  Judi, I have not had goat cheese.  What's it like ?  Is there a distinctive taste to it ?  Seriously.

So, I guess I have to start really getting "into" learning how to milk this nanny goat... and get some goat's milk for goat cheese.  Sheesh.  Not an easy thing for a nice Catholic girl from Cleveland to do.  But, I guess there is a learning curve to everything.

You sound like a "country girl," Judi, and with you living on a farm... I am surprised you don't have any goats.  Our country had a goat a few years ago, but he couldn't run again... term limits.  So sorry you have to be so goat'less... unless, that is, you actually prefer being "WG"... without goat.  <smile>

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Ashley:  I guess I take that as a compliment.  <smile>  And, I dunno about just where a girl would go... one in Fort Worth, or one in Richardson, to get a replacement goat.  Hmmm... goat warranties ?  I wonder if there is such a thing as a Goat Warranty Service Agreement ?  And, do they have to be inspected ?  Is there a separate goat addendum ? 

And now you want rules for "fraternizing ?"  So, we're gonna end up with some "radical goats" picketing our offices, now ?  And, I don't know.  Maybe one of my "farm girl" commentors can help us with the life expectancy of a goat ?  So many questions, so few answers.  Oy !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

So Ms Karen, if there's someone or somepersons out there getting all of our goats, what the heck are they doing with them when they get them? Maybe we should all band together and go out and get back our goats that were gotten!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne, We were actually thinking of getting a goat but if you recommend getting 2, that might be better, of course maybe not girl and boy because when we bought Bacon, our male pig to keep Miss Prissy company...they got very friendly and we ended up with 9 pigs! I loved this post and love the places your imagination goes!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 8 years ago

Wanda in # 13:  Goat beards, huh ?  So now we've got ANOTHER thing to think about.  It just keeps getting more and more complicated.  And wait a minute.  You aren't even close... to being fifty, my dear.  Or at least, ya don't look it.  No chance of you looking like a goat... but then again, if the market stays slow, some of us Realtors may want to get part-time jobs as nannies.

Would we then need a special rider on our E & O insurance ?  Again... so many questions.  And yeah, I get ya !  But at least I know that if I ever need a really nice quilt for my favorite goat... I know where to go. 

And... by the way... I looked at all of those quilt pictures... and they were great.  Lots of variety... which is a good thing.  And... a few of them... the more girly ones... I really, really liked.  Thanks so much.  How do I get one ?  I think I might have told you a while back about my own favorite quilt... one I got from Laura Ashley.  Pink and white, lots of girly flowers and stuff.  I curl up in it every night when I go sleepie-pie.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Karen, I will just go find myself a scape goat and send it out in to the desert (lol).  Truthfully the older I get the more relaxed I get but ever once in a while someone does get my goat. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Karen!
I think I will just give my goat away now and avoid the frustration!

Posted by Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715) over 8 years ago

So does that make Mollie T Cat the shepard or still just the lady of the lair?  I can imagine that she would be quite impossible to live with when someone gets her goat.  Or something tells me she would take it all in stride and just take a nap. :)

If your goat hasn't been gotten and the extras aren't in use yet, you can now rent them out as eco-friendly lawnmowers.

...and yes, goat cheese is yummy.  You need to make it from the fresh stuff though, or it tastes...well...goaty.

Posted by Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne

I try to stay cool, but doesn't always work.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 8 years ago

Joni:  Ahhh... so now we've got someone with "goat abandonment" issues.  So, you don't want your goat, huh ?  Not sure you have that choice, my dear... although I have heard of a program that some cities have where if your goat is under one year old, you may drop it off at the local fire station... no questions asked.  Perhaps that could be your answer.  We would not want to see you on the nightly news... lots of sad pictures of this adorable but abandoned goat.  Again... the pain of it all.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Oh Karen Anne, goat cheese is delicious.  Just keep those stinkin' billy goats away or they'll be gettin' your stinkin' goat and we SURE don't want that to happen.  Glad you guys are cooling off down that way.

Posted by Eileen Liles, Macht-Liles Real Estate Group - Cedaredge, CO (970-216-0530 http://WeSellDeltaCounty.com) over 8 years ago

Miss Kathy:  I don't know.  But it makes sense.  Somewhere out there... there MUST be a group of goat rustlers who just prey on those of us whose goats have gotten got.  And yes, the question of the hour would be... just what the heck are they doing with them when they get them ?

I hope it isn't some sort of Michael Vick kinda thing.  Wagering on goat fights ?  Nah... never happen.  I think it would be more of a situation where they would breed these stolen goats, and milk the nannies for all they were worth... and then making all that fresh goat cheese that Judi was talking about in # 11.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne,  What a great use of the English language!  Love your play on words...all the way through your comments. To Wanda, take Eileen's advice about billy goats...Had a Nanny, thought a kid would be good, so got a Billy.........most disgusting smelling creatures in the Universe.  But, what they consider "perfume" to attract the ladies is pretty out there....  Yup, had the family of goats in a previous life....now, I am goatless.  And, chickenless. 

Posted by Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin, C2 Financial (C2 Financial) over 8 years ago

Hi Karen Anne, Well it seems it might be worth it to have an extra goat - just in case :-)

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 8 years ago

Miss Wanda in # 18:  Ok... let me get this "straight."  You are suggesting that if we get TWO goats, that they NOT be a girl goat and a boy goat... because of what happened when you bought Bacon for Miss Prissy, and ended up with nine pigs... or piggies, or piglets... as the case may be, or may have been.

So... you are going in the direction of two goats, but of the same sex.  And, since we have been talking about goat cheese... from milking the girly goats... the nannies... then what we end up with, is two girl goats.

Hmmm.  The thought of lesbian goats never entered my mind... but you have opened up a new can... I guess... of goat's milk.  Dubble Hmmm.  An entire herd of lesbian goats... being milked as a source of goat cheese.  Wanda... this is brilliant !

Now... what was it you were saying about the places my imagination goes with stuff like this ?  <smile x 2>

By the way... has anyone pressed the "suggest" button yet ?  LOL.  Inquiring goats want to know.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

I had the goat experience once a long time ago (2009) in a comment and then go on to haunt me. Now I prefer goat...Life is toooooooo short
Paul

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 8 years ago

When someone gets my goat, I let 'em have it. The goat, that is. I never wanted the damn goat in the first place. Having grown up on a dairy farm, when I think of grass-eating, milk-giving animals, I prefer cows. Especially cows with bells. The more bells the better. More cowbell, please. But I guess having only one goat is a good thing. Because once someone has gotten your goat, it's gone and you have no more goats, so your goat can never be gotten again. Got goat? Good grief...good night.

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) over 8 years ago

Marchel:  Ohhh... the poor lil goat.  Sending it our in the desert.  Well, if it's the Arizona desert you sent it out in... just make sure it has it's "papers" with it.  The last thing we need is to have your errant goat being accused of being "illegal."

And yes, I have noticed as well... that the older I get... the more relaxed I get.  But, I still occasionally end up with someone running off with my goat.

So, you've got some goat rustlers in Spring, Texas too, huh.  Yeah, there are a few up here in Fort Worth, as well.  I just hate that... but I guess they are just about everywhere.  I bet there are some in Tomball, too.  Whaddya think ?

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

I always have an excess supply of goats.  You see a lot of people get my goat - so I have to have "spare goats."

Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) over 8 years ago

That was a great laugh tonight Karen! Thank you for sharing your goatless thoughts.

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 8 years ago

Karen - this is funny. I like the idea of having multiple goats so that no one gets the last one.

Posted by Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com, Learn to leverage technology to get more done. (770.498.7333) over 8 years ago

"And then, wouldn't ya know it... my two goats got "romantic" on me.  Yeah... they "did it."  They had a kid."

I guess they were "kidding"; or was that you?

Posted by John Grasty, Your Tri-cities REALTOR, neighbour and volunteer. (for real estate results in the Tri-Cities.) over 8 years ago

Hi Karen Anne... How does Mollie T. Cat get along with your goats?  I can't quite picture that!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 8 years ago

John in # 36:  Good thing I did not walk in on them "writhing in the throes of orgasmic response," huh ?  What a goat'astrophe !  We were all kidding, all three of us.  The two goats, and Moi !  And, I am going to end this comment right now, rather than try to milk it for all it's worth.  Aren't ya glad ?

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Steve in # 37:  Yes, I guess it sounds kinda "goat'esque."  At least that's what Mollie T said.  Although she DID say she might know of a market for some black market lesbian goat videos.  There are times when I really WONDER about whether therapy might be an option for Miss Mollie T.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Paula:  Hmmm.  Taking the easy way out, huh ?  That doesn't sound like you.  I thought you were a more adventurous soul than that.  Another illusion shattered.  And, if you give away your one and only goat now... what is left to give... later ?  Yer taking an awful chance, hon.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Kristen:  I think Mollie T would be totally in agreement with option Number Two... the nap option.  She has also told me in no uncertain terms.. that she does NOT do goats.  Trust me, I believe her.

I like the idea of eco-friendly lawn mowers.  That's funny, but just hearing those two words... lawn mower... takes me way, way back about thirty-four years ago, to when my "darling" daughter Robin used to call the lawn mower... the lawn motor.  I guess it made sense, cuz it DID mow the lawn, and it DID have a motor.  But zoom... just hearing those words... and back into the past my mind went.

So, goat cheese is yummy.  Ok... with your recommendation, I just might try some.  Wonder where I can get some that will be well prepared, and reasonably fresh.  I bet Steve Shatsky would know.  He knows all that kinda stuff.  He just isn't all that into goats, is all.  And no... from what you say, it sounds like the last thing I want... is "goaty" goat cheese.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Lou:  Staying cool rather than letting someone get my goat can be tough.  Staying cool, and doing it in 107 degree heat like it was here yesterday, is even worse.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne - I, of course, had to do a little research on goats thanks to your post!  The average goat life expectancy is 15-18 years.  I also found out that Twins are most common with goats and sometimes triplets or even quadruplets....Be careful, You could have enough goats for all of us if those 2 keep at it!  No Kidding!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 8 years ago

Good morning Karen,

Well I see I missed all the fun last night! Wow after Amy doing her research you could end up with quite a herd! I guess it's better to have them around just in case you need them!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 8 years ago

NAHHHHH Karen, don't want any goats here :)

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne, I LOVE your sense of humor... must have been honed from your years of teaching! ~ Susan

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) over 8 years ago

I have a few friends who raise goats. You can make goats milk soap, and sell it for good money I might add.

And goats stink... just thought I would add that in.

My goal in life is to keep my goat close at hand, never to let anyone get my goat. Although someone got my goat today I am getting it back.

Goat thieves should be hung then horsewhipped, or the other way around.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Karen Anne sorry for not commenting sooner, but I was looking for my Goat. Someone got my goat as you know:))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 8 years ago

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