Goat-bituary for JJ the Groovin' Goat
Rarely do I see a goat live to approach 20 years old, nor do I see the dedication of an owner to help them get to that age with such dignity. It is with a heavy heart, and a shout out to Jane, that we say goodbye to JJ - keep groovin on!
“I first bought my little farm in 2003 and I wanted a goat. My girlfriend was going to get a goat and she picked JJ for me. He was a pistol from the minute he came here. He and Cookie killed the tree that was in their pen, tore the pen up that was made of goat wire so a new pen had to be built about six or seven years ago."
"Many times I’d come home from work and he’d be standing in the driveway because he got out of the pen tearing up stuff, just very naughty. I had him 17 years, I always called him the babysitter because I could put ducks in with them, chickens or other goats, and he’d be the babysitter."
"The only thing he didn’t like was the two geese and frankly I don’t really like them either. What a joy he has always been and always comical!"
"The dancing video was made by my friend, Dave. I think he was here at my farm fixing something and JJ was doing that in front of him dancing so he put the music to it."
"Dave was very attached to JJ. As JJ started having issues, the night before he went to Rainbow Bridge, Dave spent the night in the shed with him and it was 30° out but he was determined he wasn’t going to leave him alone." - Jane