Most of the goats we write about live on farms or small homesteads, sometimes in back yards. Then there’s Petey, a house goat.
Amy Rowan, of Geneva Township, Ohio, adopted Petey in 2004 as a way to please her niece and “be the cool aunt,” Rowan told the Star Beacon of Ashtabula.
“The last animal I could ever see myself owning was a goat,” Rowan said. “It defied logic, especially my own logic. But I was blessed to have him in my life and I am heartbroken now that he is gone.”
Rowan published Petey’s obit in the Star Beacon and held a public memorial for Petey, who participated in agility trials, liked to eat paper, especially U.S. greenbacks, and was quick to spot any hole through which to escape confinement.
“There will never be another Petey,” Rowan said.