You've Got a Friend In Me!
This is my last word for 2010
Is it possible to be friends with someone you have not met personally? Can you start a friendship without actually shaking someone's hand? Well, I say yes you can and I am telling you that I have. For almost a year now, I have been reading stories, comments and posts written by Christine Maentz the "Crazy Goat Lady". She is the modern day Saint to animals, and I do mean all animals. I have exchanged emails with Christine about goats, chickens, miniature donkeys and ducks. You have to love a lady like that!
There are many reasons why she has been dubbed the "Crazy Goat Lady". One instance; when she first started raising goats, she set up a little farm and small house and drove a 1998 Silver Jaguar. Christine would pull up at the feed store and have them load the back seat and trunk with feed and hay....the feed store workers thought she had lost her mind! They even refused the first time - she had to argue with them that it was okay. She said, "that's what vacuum cleaners are for and it's only a car." Christine places the welfare of animals above all, even her own personal time. She answers emails and phone calls from animal owners who need advice all over the United States (including me in Alaska) . Christine's neighbors always knew that there was something a little different about her, they just could not really put their finger on it until the day she backed her trailer in and unloaded Boris; Boris the camel. Folks drove by and looked. They stopped and turned around to look again. Sure enough, it's a camel and the lady must be crazy. Crazy or not, the "Crazy Goat Lady" has a friend in me.