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    Proof That Baby Anything Are Cute

    Goats freak me out man. 

    Big time.

    It started in childhood with The Three Billy Goats Gruff


    I can hear their little hooves trip-trop, trip-tropping over the bridge now.  I know that the goats were not the bad guys in that story but that troll gave me the willies and those darned goats insisted on making him mad so he'd come out from under the bridge.

    Find another route goats!  Don't make the troll come out!  He gives me nightmares!

    Then there's the thing with goats' eyes.

    Surely I am not the only who gets the creeps from that?




    There was also a little incident a few years back when I was visiting India.  We were in Calcutta and I was up early one morning as a boy herded a bleating, scattered flock of goats through the city streets.

    To the temple.

    Where they were going to be sacrificed.

    And again, I'm blaming the goat/victim here, but little incident caused me no end of horrific mental images - all involving goats.


    But we stopped by my aunt's house a few weeks ago when we were at the lake and she had this in her yard.

    He was just about a week old and his mama had rejected him so my aunt was bottle feeding him until he was big enough to be on his own.

    I wanted to take him home. 

    I wanted to let him frolic in my yard.

    I wanted to call him Squishy.  And he would be mine.  And he would be my Squishy. (name that movie)

    What is it about baby ANYTHING that makes them so darned irresistable?

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    Reader Comments (24)

    I hate wasps and bees. And what about baby wasps and bees? They are larvae. Those are gross. YUCK!
    I hate them, I hate them, I hate them!
    And yesterday we had to deal with a wasp's nest...

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChloe

    Ha! First to comment! :D

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChloe

    "That movie" is NEMO!!!!! Nice quote. =)

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlycia

    My girls went on a trip to Romania with Young Life and just as their bus pulled into the tiny little village where they would be working they looked out the window to see a pig slaughtered. For them : ) It definitely made an impression.

    I agree the goat's eye thing is freaky but I am curious as to how you happen to know this little quirky piece of info about goat's eyes?

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    I often wonder about how we find babies so cute and come up with "we're just hardwired that way". I mean, how else can you explain finding little human babies cute? Because if we're being serious they're actually kinda ugly when first born.

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

    He is really cute, but those eyes still get me. They make my eyes water just looking at them.

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered

    Those eyes are SO creepy!! I've never noticed that before! ICKY!

    But the baby is cute. Darn babies!

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather in ND

    I totally get the creeps from clowns, puppets, and marionettes. I don't know, there is something about things with painted on fake smiles, little dolls that talk, and things that move on strings!!! :) It is funny the different things that creep us out!! I can't say that I have ever been weirded out by a goat though. That darn baby goat was pretty cute and squishy, too!!! I love how it is sucking on their fingers. We used to have baby cows that we bottle fed and I loved to let them suck on my weird is that?! :)

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie C

    AAAAANNNNNDDD you wouldn't have to mow the yard.....EVER.A.GAIN!

    (another not cute baby....snakes!)

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

    Ah! All kids are cute, aren't they?!

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

    What were you doing in India?

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCari

    The only thing cuter than baby goats is baby miniature goats. I think the goats' eyes are actually really cool.

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

    Cari - I was there on a short term (2 week) missions trip. We went to New Delhi, NE India and ended up in Calcutta.

    July 29, 2010 | Registered CommenterMindee

    my son is now quoting finding nemo from that quote till the end of the movie...thanks mindee!

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

    Goats have twins like half the time too. And they is nothing cuter than two of those babies!

    Marla @

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarla

    and sucking on everyone's fingers. ADORABLE!

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

    I've never seen a goat that small! We lived in a guest house once and the owner let goats have the run of the yard. The liked to climb our car and stand on it. Goat damage is not pretty.

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissy Jill

    I've never noticed the weird eyes before, but I've always loved goats!

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa Dawn

    Our your so right baby goats are the cutest thing ones, until they grow up! You should have taken squishy home!!

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenna @ Newlyweds

    My squishy!!!

    I think that all the time. I mean, naturally we're on the same wavelength.

    And I had absolutely no idea goats' eyes were like that.

    July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan (Best of Fates)

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