Rest in Peace, Rocky Goat.

June, 1995-August, 2012. 17 years of best goat life ever. 🙂

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49 Responses to Rest in Peace, Rocky Goat.

  1. RIP, Rocky. 17 is an awful long life, isn’t it?

  2. Awwwe *hugs* rip Rocky.

  3. ladywise says:

    Awwww! I’m sure he had a good life.

  4. Mr. Guilt says:

    Awww! Poor goat! Rest in peace, friend!

  5. Drude says:

    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?

    • Lauri says:

      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”.

  6. Drude says:

    I love your cheerful version of American Gothic pitchfork couple in the top photo 🙂

  7. 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)

  8. Jaypo says:

    Bye, Rocky Goat… Maybe you can come back as a little nubian frolic goat who Larui falls in love with. *kisses gray goatee nose*

  9. e2thec says:

    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.

  10. amelie says:

    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.

    • Lauri says:

      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.

  11. Lurkertype says:

    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.

  12. Inga says:

    Rest in peace Rocky, I doubt you would’ve found a better place to spend 17 years.

  13. Awww. That goat was spoiled for 17 years. As a result of that, I wonder if he’ll be disappointed by goat heaven 😉

  14. marsboo says:

    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 🙂

    • Lauri says:

      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.

  15. mariser says:

    good Rocky goat is good. like everyone chez Lauri, he fully enjoyed a long and happy life.

  16. GOF says:

    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.

  17. amyhftw says:

    Goodbye, Rocky! He won the cosmic goat lottery to end up with you. Thank you for sharing that great personality with all of us!

  18. phantomxii says:

    I’m sorry to hear that. Speaking as a Capricorn, I believe in the nobility of goats, which apparently Rocky embodied!

  19. madtante says:

    He certainly had the best home in the world!

  20. Brown Suga' says:

    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.

  21. kimkiminy says:

    Looks like he had a good life. Love the American Gothic picture.

  22. CC says:

    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 🙂

  23. Redscylla says:

    Sounds like a magnificent life. We should all aspire to be as happy and as well-loved as Rocky.

  24. stevebetz says:

    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.

  25. homebody says:

    I’m so sorry. Aww, what a happy cutie he was! The family portrait is wonderful.

  26. Lauri says:

    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!

    • Redscylla says:

      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.

    • Lurkertype says:

      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.”

  27. robpixaday says:

    Oh, gosh………………………………..

  28. xmangerm says:

    I’m sorry for your lose.

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