Hello, my name is Nicholas Manyspots, or Nikki for short. I am a young Spanish goat and live on a lovely small ranch in South Texas. This blog would normally be written by Merlin Petitbonhomme, aka PeeWee, but ten days ago a big tradegy happened at our peaceful little ranch. Bad, bad coyotes dug their way under the fence and killed two members of my goat family: PeeWee and Pongo Witjas (that’s Whitecoat in Afrikaans). I was very, very frightened and ran away as fast as I could along with my brother Michael Whitefoot and Uncle Barnaby Bombadil. We were able to get way but PeeWee and Pongo were not so fortunate.
I remember how excited PeeWee was when he first started this blog. “It is time for ze world to see itself zrough ze eyes of a goat!” he had said in his funny french accent. Now, he is gone. He was my very good friend. My brother and I came to live at the ranch as very young 3-month-old kids. PeeWee took us both under his wing and would not allow the larger goats to bully us. He taught us many things: where the good eating is, what plants not to eat, where to run if the rain catches you away from the shelter of the pen. He would play with us, too. And he always had a good story to tell.
This is my way of thanking him for his guidance and friendship. I am but a young goat, but I will do my best to follow in PeeWee’s hoofsteps. Aurevoir, Merlin Petitbonhomme. Until we meet again, cher ami. (As you can see, he also taught me French <g>)