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Goat Thing of the Day: Myrtle and Mathilda (and a giveaway)

Meet Myrtle and Mathilda:

Myrtle (Alpine Pygmy) and Matilda (Angora)

Myrtle is the Pygmy/Alpine in front, while Matilda is the Angoran on top of the sculpture.

Mathilda is a bit of a ham.

Mathilda, the Angora goat

Myrtle and Mathilda belong to Cid of Foggy Gardens, and apparently spend a great deal of their time noshing on the compost pile – their motto: “Let no banana peels go un-nibbled”.

Thank you, Cid!

A Giveaway (2011 NGIP Calendar)!

Hey, who wants a 2011 NGIP Calendar?

NGIP 2011 Goat Calendar

Because I’m giving one away today. Just leave a comment below and you’re automatically entered.

You can get an extra entry by tweeting about it with a link to this post and mentioning @nannygoats (or just use the retweet button above). Make sure you leave an additional comment below with the URL to the specific tweet in the comment. If you don’t know how to do that, here’s a post I wrote that explains how to link to a specific tweet’s URL.

You can get a 3rd entry if you link to this giveaway post from your blog. Again, leave another comment with the link to your post showing the link to the contest.

Giveaway ends Monday, Nov 22nd at midnight, Pacific time, so enter early and enter often! The winner will be drawn randomly from the comments.

I’m afraid I have to limit the giveaway to US residents only – sorry!

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  2. Linda R. says:

    I’ve really been out of touch this last week. All your goats pics are great, so I’d love a shot a cute goat calendar. 🙂

  3. I discovered Nanny Goats in Panties a few weeks ago and love it! I have goats, I’ve written books about goats, and my buck goat (Martok) blogs at the Hobby Farms magazine Web site.

    In fact, I’ve just come in from trimming Martok’s hooves and stopped on my way to the shower to check my mail and read Nanny Goats in Panties. That says a lot because if you know buck goats, you know they pee all over whomever is silly enough to come into their pens during rut and trim their feet (YUK!). It’s how boy goats say, “I love you.” I could do with a little less goatly love at the moment.

    So, as a dedicated (really, REALLY dedicated) goat lover I would dearly love to win my very own Nanny Goats in Panties calender. I’ll even show it to Martok. And I promise not to let him pee on it. Really.

    ~ Sue Weaver (Dreamgoat Annie)

    1. Hi Sue! What a really sweet thing to say! Thank you so much and I’m glad you enjoy NGIP! Now, I’m curious how Martok got his name – I’ve never heard it before. It almost sounds like a character from Star Trek or something. And if you don’t happen to win a calendar this time, I’m hoping to have another drawing or two.

      1. ozarkgoattrek says:

        Martok is a Klingon general; he was a character on Star Trek; Deep Space Nine. My Martok’s registered Nubian name is Ozark Jewels General Martok. Besides being a long-time Trek fan, I think Roman-nosed breeds like Boers and Nubians have noble Klingon profiles.

        My younger buck is Ozark Jewels General Kerla (his name is from the Trek movie, Star Trek; the Undiscovered Country) and I have other Trek-named goats, namely K’ehleyr, Kes, Ezri, Jadzia, Curzon, Emony, Kira, and Drex (some are Klingon names, some aren’t).

        I must go through my goat pictures and submit something for Goat Thing of the Day. :o)


        1. How funny is THAT! Martok really was a Klingon? HA!

          (I guess I didn’t pay attention very well the first time because I’m only just now seeing the “trek” in your name, Ozarkgoattrek. Or else I DID see it, but didn’t realize I saw it and it sort of snuck in and I didn’t pick up on it and here I thought I was some genius coming up with the trek idea.

          Anyway, I would love for you to submit something for Goat Thing of the Day. Please do!

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  5. Sheila Sultani says:

    Who wouldn’t want a Nanny Goat calender? Ever since I’ve started reading your blog I see goat stuff everywhere – is there a goat obsession phenomenon going on. God, now I’m going to be singing waltzing Matilda all day, thanks.

  6. Sarah m says:

    Yum composted bananas 🙂

  7. Liz says:

    I want to give mathilda a kiss! What a darling!

  8. Okay, so, I’m cool with the calendar giveaway, but I’d be much cooler with a goat. Seriously, do they know how freakin’ cute they are? Cute.

  9. awww. these goats are too cute!

  10. That Mathilda is just too cute! She should definitely be in the calendar.

  11. Debbie Welchert says:

    What cute goats. I would love to have a goat but now I live in town.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I tweeted:!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/6207875949010944
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot Net

  13. Anonymous says:

    Goats are just too cute. Love the calendar.
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot Net

  14. Elsie says:

    Would love a calendar. I can plot our steps to goat ownership this spring on it.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I tweeted it! 🙂

  16. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of when my childhood goat would stand on top of the car. 🙂

  17. I think we need a video of Matilda getting on the statue. How’d she do that?!?!?

    Since I am already a proud owner of your calendar, don’t include me in the giveaway– but I will blog about it.

    And in case anyone wants to know THE CALENDAR IS FABULOUS.

    xo jj

    1. Thanks Joanna – you’re awesome!

  18. J. Bear Savo says:

    Okay… Mathilda is cute.

  19. Cid4houses says:

    I’d LOVE to get a NGIP calendar! Thanks for posting my girls!

  20. Anji says:

    I’m out of the winning zone I know, but I wanted to say that Mathilda is gorgeous.

  21. Horny Goat Boy says:

    I’d love to win a goaty calendar! That’s what I need to make sure I have a happy new year.

  22. Did you happen to watch The Amazing Race last Sunday? The teams were on a mountain in Oman and while two of the contestants were trying to figure out the clue, a goat was eating the paper. Naturally, I thought of you.

    1. Ha! That’s awesome. I’m sorry I missed that.

  23. Nicky says:

    US residents only?! But…but…I’m CANADIAN. Waaaahhhhhh! It’s not fair, everybody else in the world thinks I’m American ’cause I live in Canada!! We’re like the bigger, colder Puerto Rico. Doesn’t that count? *sniff*

    1. Actually, here’s the deal Nicky. Mailing something to Canada costs more than the frickin calendar. So, if you have a nearby US address you can have the calendar sent to for you, then you are are more than WELCOME to enter. Just let me know.

  24. Jayne says:

    I’d be honored to hang a NGIP on my office wall. Happy Thanksgiving, Margaret.

  25. Mike S says:

    If I have a calendar thingy, do thet mean I gots ta know da week I iz in???

    1. Jmhgmjfh says:


  26. I didn’t know goats smiled!

  27. debbie says:

    I was just told by my son, someone has some goats next door to his best friend. We live in the middle of town. What a shame, that someone could be that foolish. I would be the first one to have them if they were legal here. I would love the calender.

  28. Rgogolin says:

    pls. send me a calendar for 2011!

  29. Nezzy says:

    Mathilda looks like she has personality to spare!!! Just look at that face…awwwww!!!!

    Yep, ya can send me one of those calendars right now ’cause I sure need somethin’ that’ll keep this scattered menobrained chick on track! Heeehehehe!!!

    Ya’ll have a terrifically blessed weekend now, ya hear!!! :o)

  30. Vickie Couturier says:

    MY best friend would love this,it is soooooo her,she has a bunch of goats an just loves them,thans for the chance


  31. Pricilla says:

    I am not entering because I already have one but I do like these goats. Especially the horns. I miss my horns.
    I seem to be typing that a lot lately.
    Good luck to everyone…

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  33. Maelstrom says:

    I still keep recalling those goats on the side of the dam. Crazy assed goats.

  34. Teri C says:

    OH yeah, see this is why I have yet to buy a 2011 calendar 😉
    I love the tiny huts the goats are on. They look like they are made for tiny giraffes.

  35. ReformingGeek says:

    Waltzing Mathilda is steady on her feet.