True stories of a pen, adventures and misfortunes that happened for real to a small flock of goats: the author, with the eyes of a person who immediately got fond of these animals, tells the unforgettable tales (sometimes funny, sometimes sad) she witnessed during the time those goats lived close to her house.
A book for children and for grown-up people, these little tales will cause you to smile or bring some tears: you will discover the true essence of the goats because, as naughty as they can be, they'll conquer your heart with a single bleating!
The book is dedicated to Mr B.G., the owner of the goats because if he had not had the flock, this story would have never been written!
At the end you'll find a gallery of photos to "see" all the characters (that's to say all the goats!).
... from the Intro...
I wonder if any of you know a poem called "The hill" written by the Italian author and poet Giorgio Vigolo: some verses state: «A tied goat / was grazing on a slope: / I stopped to talk to the goat, / I helped her to unravel her leg: / she thanked me with a human voice».
And now, if you have never seen a goat for real, you may think: so what? A goat... is a goat: it's not a dog that wags its tail, or a purring cat. And moreover... when you want to indicate a rough or rude person, won't you say perhaps: what a billy-goat he is! So go figure if a goat will thank you with a human voice!
But no, it's all wrong! Do you not believe me? Do you not think that a goat can look you in the eyes with its eyes, sending you something very close to affection, uneasiness or joy? And when you imagine a resounding "mee-eeh", you say it's nothing more than an animal cry without a meaning? Or do you think that all goats have the same bleat?
Well, keep on reading, then, and maybe you'll look at goats and you'll think of them in a quite different way!