I mentioned in passing on my Animal Manoeuvres blog that Maddie the goat was in the way. Maddie came to us unexpectedly at the end of last year having been abandoned locally. We took her in with 2 ideas of her future: one idea was to fatten her up for the freezer and the second idea was to breed from her. Maddie must have realised our first plan though as she never put any weight on being the fussiest goat I have ever met. Oh well, we could always fall back on plan B and breed for her.
However last week when we let the pigs out in the field next to her we found a problem we had not thought of, namely that Maddie was trying to "play" with the piglets through the fencing. Actually for play read the words head butt!! The situation was made worse by the piglets trying to
With heavy heart (we have become very fond of her) I placed an advert up on a local expat forum and was thinking about putting up another one on LeBonCoin (a French ebay type site) when the phone rang and Maddie had already found a new home. She was off to a couple who had some ducks off us earlier in the year and keep a large menagerie of animals for pets, rather than the freezer ... so she'll be free to put on weight if she wants!
We arranged for Maddie to head off to her new home on Friday. I assumed she would maybe head off in a trailer or at least the back of a 4x4 but I was wrong on both counts. No, Maddie left in the back of ......
Do you think I might be safe in saying this is possibly a first for Normandy? A goat in a taxi? What do you think? Have you any tales of odd ways of transporting animals or have you transported something just as odd in a taxi?