This long relationship has resulted in animals that are friendly, smart and easy to handle. What is a special gift though, is the trust that goats have in their humans. They rely on us for food, water, shelter and medical care. But they also have genuine relationships with their people. I have evidence of this due to the way my goats act when they give birth. They want me with them. In fact, they insist upon it.
Once I was there, with a stack of clean towels and other birth assistance materials, she settled down.
In no time two little feet in a slippery bag appeared, with a nose just behind them.
In no time two strong, adorable bucklings entered the world.
Having that level of trust in someone is such a gift. And having an animal offer that level of trust to me seems like nothing short of a miracle.
Kind of like the marvel embodied in the adorableness of baby goats.