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1  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Re: Lisa Boucher's Account Of The Missing Goats In The St. Albans Messenger on: December 27, 2009, 10:41:53 PM
I am happy to see that Lisa wrote such a nice story on the goat incident.  Also thankful that Henry sent me an e-mail letting me know about the article being printed.  As we talked about last week so glad everyone was willing to help out and that the "girls" got home for Christmas.

Jerry Smith
2  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Re: Are You Missing Two GOATS?? on: December 13, 2009, 11:57:24 AM
That is great news.  I'm glad the girls are going home.  We might be country folk but modern technology (this forum) has helped in this case.  Thanks Henry for providing this service and thanks to the good folks of Fairfax.  Caroline and I will sleep better tonight.

3  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Re: Are You Missing Two GOATS?? on: December 13, 2009, 09:18:35 AM
Sounds like good news.  Hopefully the girls will soon be home.

I'll be interested to hear how this turns out.

4  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Re: Are You Missing Two GOATS?? on: December 12, 2009, 09:49:25 PM
I don't know where the school bus garage is, not being familiar with town, but we were at the bottom of the hill where 128 runs into 104.  It would be great if the owners were found.  I suspect that the goats were coming down the hill (from Rt. 104 side) from home.  Of course they might have been heading back home after some shopping in town.

5  Fairfax News / Current News & Events / Re: Are You Missing Two GOATS?? on: December 12, 2009, 07:16:34 PM
I just wanted to jump in about my experience with these two goats.  My wife Caroline and I were heading home to Hyde Park after a trip to "the big city" yesterday when we saw two goats running down the center of RT 128.  There was a car immediately behind them and we were heading towards them.  Not a good situation if you are a scared, cold goat. We pulled off the road and stopped, I opened my window and the white goat came right up to my window to say hi.  The brown one continued past the car and up to Caroline who had gotten out.  Both were very friendly and the white one had a bit of blood on it I suspect from escape wounds.

Fortunately the person in the car who was following them stopped and over the next hour tried numerous phone calls and a trip to town clerk to get help.  I believe his name was John.  A big help, thanks if you read this.  Also early on a very nice lady stopped and then went knocking on doors to see if she could find anyone who knew about them.  No luck, most people weren't home.

We stood by the roadside for about an hour hoping for inspiration and help before Bill Styles could get there.  The goats were perfect companions for the whole time.  They kept close to us which helped keep both us and them warm.  Occasionally they would take a bite of the dried grass by the road.  All in all it seemed like it was a normal day for them. 

We were very impressed with the friendliness of people driving by.  I would say that well over 1/2 of the occupants waved to us and gave a smile.  I suspect they were wondering why the idiots were standing out by the road with goats.  Perhaps they were hoping that one of us was George Clooney from the "Men who Stare at Goats" movie.  Perhaps my wife was hoping that also.

In any case I hope that whoever owns these goats claims them.  They looked in good shape so I'm thinking someone cares about them.  We have 10 pygmy goats of our own and know we would be frantic if some of them wondered off.

Thanks for John's help and for Bill Stygles coming to get them. 

Sorry for the long post.
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