Every goat herd has a queen. In my herd, Minnie is the queen. Meet Minnie Pearl Saanen.
She’s amazingly good-natured for the herd queen. Most times the herd queen is the bossy, pushy aggressive goat. That really doesn’t describe Minnie at all. She’s very good-natured and looks out for the kids in the herd, whether they are hers or not. She didn’t really mean to become the herd queen, but it just happened.
It used to be Cutie who was the herd queen. She and her kids went to the north part of the farm last summer, however, and whenever goats are reunited, they have to fight. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a couple of days, they have to have their fights to make sure the pecking order is the same. Now, Minnie is easygoing and doesn’t like to fight, but if somebody starts something with her, Minnie will finish it. Cutie started a fight.
They had a series of fights that Cutie would start. Minnie finished the fights.
After a torn udder and a black eye, Cutie finally gave up her position as herd queen. Even though Minnie didn’t ask for it, she gets the perks of herd queen~nobody chasing you from your food pan, basking in the sun wherever you choose, and your choice of sleeping places. Not bad perks of the job. There are some duties of being the herd queen, but since she didn’t ask for the job, she’s willing to let Cutie continue with those jobs. As herd queen, that’s her choice to delegate responsibilities.
Hail Queen Minnie!
Today’s post is linked to Jenny Matock’s Alphabe-Thursday, where the letter of the week is Q.