A Goat’s Story

December 5, 2008 by
Filed under: Williamsburg 

The older readers among you might remember this little guy. I found him hanging out with a few friends knocking back a few brewskis in front of 1000 Manhattan Avenue (Greenpoint’s gift which has mercifully since quit giving) one Saturday afternoon back in 2007.

Well, this week I discovered (while researching this post) that this fella was not the first such animal to call north Brooklyn his home. Apparently his brethren were quite fancied by the local populace at the turn of the century. Enough so that even one of our fire houses had a goat as a pet. We can only hope the fate that awaited our little Greenpointer was better than what awaited his predecessor in this article from the April 15, 1895 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Enjoy!

He became very ill and hid himself in the darkest corner of the cellar.

This reminds me of how I felt after my high school English teacher made us read Sylvia Plath. Ugh.

Miss Heather


3 Comments on A Goat’s Story

  1. rowan on Fri, 5th Dec 2008 12:57 pm
  2. oh poor little goat. love the photo – sweet little face. and tiny hooves!

  3. richardk on Sun, 7th Dec 2008 9:32 am
  4. Much as you might be tempted, don’t feed “The Bell Jar” to your pet goat. You might find it dead with its head in the oven.

  5. bitchcakes on Sun, 7th Dec 2008 3:36 pm
  6. What a cute but sad story. I love the list of non-food items he had successfully digested in the past- including a petition about the “Newtown Creek nuisances”!

    I just hope that adorable goat pictured didn’t meet a similar fate.

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