Back in April 2019, we were contacted by Lake County Animal Control. They had a number of farm animals that needed homes; most likely strays that were found or a neglect case.
We took in three of the rescued goats. Two of them eventually got adopted, but the third was pretty special. He was a cashmere mix with beautiful big horns, a fantastic sweet face, and a lot of personality. He also had a hernia and could not be castrated. At UC Davis, he had a vasectomy, but his hernia was inoperable due to its size. WIth this condition, he was considered a long term hospice case. We named him Johnny Cash.
We tried placing him in several pastures with other goats, but he really didn’t get along with anyone. Flat Broke Farm, a nearby sanctuary run by our friend Erica, agreed to foster Johnny.
It worked out well! Johnny grew fond of one very special female goat named Stella.
Stella is a big Boer goat with a heart of gold. And clearly, Johnny became bonded to her. About a year later, space opened up for Johnny at Goatlandia, so we brought him home. We noticed Johnny wasn’t happy around any his new friends. He kept flipping the other goats with his horns. Could it be that he was also upset that he was taken away from Stella?
We asked Erica at Flat Broke Farm if we could bring over Stella to visit Johnny. Immediately, we noticed that Johnny was VERY happy to have Stella back with him. Needless to say, Stella did not go back to Flat Broke Farm!
Johnny and Stella have their own pasture with a tiny house and porch. (Check them out in front of their home in the photo above). They also have a big eucalyptus tree to do some k-i-s-s-i-n-g.
They are very happy couple. Johnny still has testosterone, since he only had a vasectomy, so let’s just say that Johnny is VERY amorous. And well, Stella doesn’t mind at all 🙂