Well This Really “Gets My Goat”

Are you familiar with the old saying, “Got your goat?”  According to “dictionary.com” this is the origin of the phrase:

To make someone annoyed or angry:  “Gavin may seem unflappable, but I know a way to get his goat.”  This expression comes from a tradition in horse racing.  Thought to have a calming effect on high-strung thoroughbreds, a goat was placed in the horse’s stall on the night before the race.  Unscrupulous opponents would then steal the goat in an effort to upset the horse and cause it to lose the race.

This little one certainly got my goat!  I tried and tried to get him to look at me so I could snap a nice little picture of him.  He was having none of it.  I encountered the cute but glutted goat whilst strolling around a Farmers’ Market during my recent trip to L.A.  Smiling, waving, ooohhing and ahhhhing over him did zilch.

Sunning himself while sitting in a wheelbarrow with a large bag of goat goodies directly in front of him, I guess you could say he was quite content to ignore the human interruption!

Has anything ‘got your goat’ lately?

  14 comments for “Well This Really “Gets My Goat”

  1. Wiki
    April 10, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Keep up the good work on your blog.

    Regards
    Wiki

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    • April 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      Why thank you! I appreciate it! I saw your cats and they are beautiful! Cher xo

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  2. April 10, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ‘Has anything ‘got your goat’ lately?’

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  3. April 10, 2018 at 10:44 am

    It’s still a good shot though for the stubborn camera shy goat heh!

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    • April 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Hahaha yes, and I was thinking that he was about to turn his back on me any minute! Good thing I was standing in front of his snacks! Cher 🙂

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  4. April 10, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Must be part cat lol

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  5. April 10, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    The “Billy Goat Tavern” 🙂

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    • April 10, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Yes, he could be a good mascot, William! LOL This goat was in Los Angeles (waiting for his next role, perhaps?) 😉 Cher xo

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