The Goat Girls
I got a call from my friend Diana recently. She’d discovered this baby goat and wanted to photograph it for her company. When we were finished with that, we had about fifteen minutes with the goat before it had to go home, so we shot some stuff with her daughters. Here are a couple of frames.
Backstory: I guess when a goat has babies, it’s normal for the mother to have only one or two babies. In this case, there was a third one born in the litter. But I guess the mother has some innate knowledge that she only has enough milk for two babies, so she ignores the third one. The human mother of all the goats recognized this, and took the third baby and is feeding it by bottle, to get it strong. She even takes it to work with her. In these pictures, the little baby is only seven days old. Very sweet energy; it just ran around my apartment, crawled under the sofa, explored all the crannies, and then chewed on my running shoes. When you picked it up and wrapped it in its little blanket, it would just calmly lie there and almost be lulled to sleep.