Judy lives in a small town in New Hampshire. After 37 years as an educator, she retired. Her gift to herself? Two pygmy goats, now age one and a half.
Henry and Gussie are half brothers, with the same father. They live outdoors, and enjoy daily walks.
According to Wikipedia, "The American Pygmy is an American breed of achondroplastic goat. It is small, compact and stockily built. Like the Nigerian Dwarf, it derives from the West African Dwarf group of breeds of West Africa."
Owners say they're great pets for all ages, especially since they don't generally bite, kick, or scratch. They're easy to take care of and they make good company.
They're playful and affectionate and fairly low maintenance, although males are known for having a distinct smell. They're curious creatures and generally quite affectionate.
For Judy, walking her pets allowed her to meet a new friend Ginny, a neighbor she'd never met.