Okay, everybody—the story here is just a freaking seven-layer cake of cuteness, so we may as well forgo the pleasantries, whip out our awwwwwww sounds, and get right down to stuffing ourselves with the unbearable sweetness that is the very notion of baby Nigerian Dwarf goats in cozy sweaters.
Seriously, every fact available about these scruffy-looking turf-regurgitators is more adorable than the last. And they’re in those tiny, teeny sweaters that may as well be stitched to say, “SQUEEZE ME HARDER, DAMNIT!”
The clip of condensed cuteness above, which recently surfaced on Laughing Squid, comes from the Sunflower Farm in Cumberland, Maine. And if you think that sounds like heaven on Earth—or maybe that upstate paradise Rex went to for some reason back when you were in elementary school—then know that your hunch is justified. For it is at the Sunflower Farm in Cumberland, Maine, where Nigerian Dwarf goats roam free, and have their milk turned into “delicious goat cheese, fudge, and caramel.”
And you thought that seven-layer cake metaphor was hyperbole, didn’t you? Well, your punishment for doubting the cuteness of the Nigerian Dwarf goats: even more cuteness!
These three Nigerian Dwarf goats, who are named Arthur, Edith, and Eleanor (after the former President and former First Ladies), were born the day before this video was taken. Arthur had the most trouble learning how to walk, because he kept moving backwards.
Sunflower Farm’s goats aren’t an especially cute subset of a generally less cute Nigerian Dwarf goat population either. In fact, Nigerian Dwarf goats, which originated in West Africa, are usually found to be incredibly docile, easily trained, and almost always quite tiny. They even make great “visitor animals” for places like nursing homes and hospitals. And they’re easy birthers… which maybe isn’t necessarily cute, but is still very pleasant.
If you’ve managed to make it through the above video without immediately ordering a Nigerian Dwarf goat baby for your home or office, you can reward yourself with this live 24/7 feed of Sunflower Farm’s Barn cam. The feed won’t bring a Nigerian Dwarf goat into your life for real, but maybe that’s a good thing, considering their smell is the one thing about them that’s generally considered to be not so cute…
What do you think about these Nigerian Dwarf goats? Let’s chew the cud together in the comments below!
Images: Sunflower Farm Creamery