June, 1995-August, 2012. 17 years of best goat life ever. 🙂
RIP, Rocky. 17 is an awful long life, isn’t it?
The nice thing was, it was a happy, healthy 17 years.
Awwwe *hugs* rip Rocky.
Thanks, Sara. We will miss him. 🙂
Awwww! I’m sure he had a good life.
He did, Deb. The best! 🙂
Awww! Poor goat! Rest in peace, friend!
Thanks, Mr. G. He was so happy being a goat! 🙂
Oh noes, not Rocky!! So sorry Lauri. I loff goats, and Rocky looked to be the bestest kind of goat. 17 years sounds like a long happy goat life. Did you have him from birth?
He was born next door to us, so we knew him from birth. 🙂
He was absolutely overflowing with personality. We made sure to tell him so many times before he went to “sleep”.
I love your cheerful version of American Gothic pitchfork couple in the top photo 🙂
Lol! That was the goal. One of Ashlee’s friends was taking engagement photos of them, and they were getting goofy!
I recognized it too! I love this version 🙂
Oh Lauri! Losing an animal family member is always hard, but one who lived as long as Rocky is especially sad. I imagine he saw your kids grow up, not to mention chickens, pups, kittens and other goats. He’s grazing now in the pastures of Afterlife, kicking his heels up like a little kid. (Goat, that is, unless he was reincarnated into a human child. :D)
The poor guy was just worn out and feeling very sick. It just doesn’t seem the same without him here. It’s like he was always here!
Bye, Rocky Goat… Maybe you can come back as a little nubian frolic goat who Larui falls in love with. *kisses gray goatee nose*
I wonder what his wise old spirit will do. Maybe someday I’ll know. 🙂
So sorry to hear that Rocky’s gone…. though I know that he had the best kind of human friends in you and your family.
I will second what Jaypo said.
Thanks, e! 🙂
Oh no, that is so sad! I’m so sorry to hear this. What a beautiful creature. He has perfect horns. I bet in his goat afterlife he’ll be a kind king who offers wisdom to the younger goats.
He was very wise. And smart. He could open the gate latch with his nose, so we always had to have a clip in it. If the dogs came over he would close the gate so they couldn’t get in.
That’s a long time for a goat, I guess?
Well, now who are we going to live with when we set up our yurts at your house?!
Bye to the King of the Goats.
I think that is in the upper range for goats. He was our longest lived animal. And quite healthy until the end. That’s always good.
Rest in peace Rocky, I doubt you would’ve found a better place to spend 17 years.
It was a privilege and lots of entertainment to have him with us!
Awww. That goat was spoiled for 17 years. As a result of that, I wonder if he’ll be disappointed by goat heaven 😉
Lol! I think you are right, Steph. Rocky’s yard was his heaven. He’s welcome to hang around in goat ghost form. 🙂
Awe, I’m so sorry Lauri, I remember when you got him….has it really been 17 years? That is a good life, and at your place it was heaven everyday 🙂
You know, I do walk around my backyard and think that every day. Well, not so much the last four days since we were in a monsoon!
I went out to feed the chickens and Griffin just now and felt really sad that Rock is gone.
good Rocky goat is good. like everyone chez Lauri, he fully enjoyed a long and happy life.
He did, mariser. But, why do they have to go?
Time marches on, I guess. I’m glad he’s not suffering, now, for sure.
So sorry about Rocky, Lauri…..this losing pets business is just so sad, but no doubt you have many wonderful memories and photographs to hang onto.
Yes, losing pets and losing anyone is so sad. I know it can’t be otherwise, but I sure dislike it while I am going through it.
Goodbye, Rocky! He won the cosmic goat lottery to end up with you. Thank you for sharing that great personality with all of us!
You are so welcome, Amy! It’s making me smile to think about that personality!
I’m sorry to hear that. Speaking as a Capricorn, I believe in the nobility of goats, which apparently Rocky embodied!
He definitely did, Scott! Thank you!
He certainly had the best home in the world!
RIP, Rocky. Sorry I didn’t get to know you too well, but you have an awesome hooman Momma, so you wouldn’t have been any less than a rockstar.
Looks like he had a good life. Love the American Gothic picture.
17 WONDERFUL YEARS..isn’t it great you had all that precious time together.. how sad it makes us when they have to leave…. yet soon we’re ready to do it all again..isn’t sharing life GREAT!
He was a looker too 🙂
Sounds like a magnificent life. We should all aspire to be as happy and as well-loved as Rocky.
That’s long for a goat, yes? (being a city-kid, I have no idea…. get it? kid? goat? Sorry,)
RIP Rocky. I’m sure you will live on in the hearts and memories of your people.
I’m so sorry. Aww, what a happy cutie he was! The family portrait is wonderful.
Lol! Thanks for the comments, everyone. 17 is quite old for a goat, that’s for sure. And he was extremely healthy for his long long life, so I am always grateful for that. We almost lost him two years ago..he got extremely thin….we thought it was the end. Then one of the chickens hatched some chicks and Rocky started eating Chicken Start and Grow Crumbles by Purina…and he fattened right up and we had another two great years with him!
LOL!! I had this little heart-stutter moment where I thought Rocky had started eating chicks, but then I read “-en Start.” I’ve been traumatized ever since I saw the video of the cow suddenly eating a chicken.
A goat getting fat on chicken food reminds me of arbed’s Xmas gifts to people — buying livestock in their name so it’s all just “chickengoat”. “Yep, everyone’s getting chickengoats this year.”
I’m sorry for your lose.
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