Baby goat befriends barn kittens

(Note: there may be an ad at the beginning of the video, which you can skip.) I’m feeling quite sad about the fracas at the pond today: Honey still hasn’t shown, and Phoebe is cowering on the duck island, though I managed to lure her out with some corn to dabble a bit in the cement “bathtub.” She then retired to the duck island again. Anna will return tomorrow when I’m gone, and promises to take good care of Phoebe. I know she will.

Here, to lighten the mood a bit, is a baby goat befriending—or trying to befriend—barn kittens.  The YouTube notes:

Hector the Nigerian Dwarf baby goat is just 2 days old. His Mama Amelia Earhart is a little protective of her only kid (most goats have 3-4 babies at once!) While he waits for cousins to be born in the stall next door, he has befriended the three barn kittens. Mom is not so sure about this plan! The kittens did inspire him to climb the wood shavings bale for the first time! You can watch all the cuteness on the live barn cam!…


h/t: Grania


  1. Blue
    Posted August 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Aaaaw, … … a lesson on one’s befriending.
    … … for all of us at all of our ages !


  2. Ross
    Posted August 14, 2018 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    One Manx Kitten – someone’s got a secret in their family!

  3. finknottle
    Posted August 14, 2018 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Awesome. Had a lousy day, but got home to find this

  4. Merilee
    Posted August 14, 2018 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Goats and kitties! What could be better?

  5. Diane G
    Posted August 15, 2018 at 3:58 am | Permalink


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