You have goat to be kidding: Farmer left stunned after goats break in to her home, take a seat on her £300 rug and munch on a table
- ‘Chaz and Dave’ managed to escape their field to dine on blueberries in the garden before heading indoors for a nap
- The pair even ate the farmer’s birthday flowers during the early hours raid
Most pet owners know that they can occasionally be troublesome creatures.
So spare a though for farmer Katherine Mackenzie who was woken in the early hours by the sound of her kitten going berserk only to be then confronted by her pet goats napping on her luxury rug.
The 43-year-old has told how she was left stunned after going downstairs to find her pets had broken out of their enclosure and into her home.
‘Chaz and Dave’ then wreaked havoc, pulling over expensive house plants, munching their way through the birthday flowers, dragging clothing about, before settling down on a £300 rug to munch on a small table.
Miss Mackenzie believes the pair had help escaping their enclosure from Kitty and Blue, a miniature Shetland pony and a black and white cob, when they leaned against the fence to let them out.
The goats taking a nap on the luxury rug
It is thought the goats, named after the famed London musical duo who had a string of hits in the 80s, then used their hooves to open the door.
She said: “One night last week they were outside in the garden so I put them back in the field but they must have jumped back over the fence.
‘We think they have learned how to push down the handle and open the door.
‘They even ate my birthday flowers.’
The pair had already made a bid for freedom earlier in the day to get to the brambles and carrots in the garden.
But they took their antics one step further – by entering their owner’s home near Oban, in the middle of the night.
They pulled over expensive house plants, munched their way through the birthday flowers, dragged clothing about, before settling down on a luxury £300 rug to munch on a small table.
Katherine was alerted to the goats presence in her home by her kitten going berserk
They even jumped all over a corner sofa.
The family was only alerted to the mayhem when they were woken by their kitten Nalla going berserk in the hallway at 5.45am.
Miss Mackenzie, who’s birthday was just the day before, said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. They were in the living room on my rug, one was chewing the corner of the table and the other was looking at me as if I was a weirdo.
‘They were jumping all over the couch and running up and down the hall.
‘It’s just as well we’ve got wooden floors. They’re a nightmare.’
The 43-year-old, spent five minutes trying to coax the goats from their luxury accommodation.
But they refused to move past the front door. In the end she said she had to ‘grab them by the horns’ and haul them out.
The mischievous duo are now back where they belong following last week’s break in.
Miss Mackenzie believes the goats had help escaping their enclosure
But Miss Mackenzie, who is still cleaning up after last week’s event, said: ‘I’ve had to move the horses into a different field. It took me a few days to cotton on to how they were getting out. But they were leaning against the fencing to let them out. It was like a conspiracy.’
Despite their antics, Miss Mackenzie admits her animals have become part of the family.
She said: ‘It is not the first time that the animals have worked together to get into the house. Rosie the pet lamb likes a seat on the couch as well.
‘Maybe the goats were jealous.’