I’ve had pets most of my life, and goats have been some of my favorites. They all seem to have such sweet personalities, and I’ve enjoyed raising them. I even put my pet goats on the cover of my latest album, “A New Day.”
Everywhere I go, at church, at the mall, and at my shows across the country, people ask how my goats are doing!
I even got a call a couple of years ago from Barbara, the CEO of the Blues Foundation, asking if I could bring one of my goats when I presented at the 2016 Blues Music Awards. It was exciting to think about, but it just wasn’t feasible to bring one, so I brought the next best thing – my stuffed “Memphis Billy.” He goes with me on tour a lot now, so you’ll see pictures of his adventures along the way.
And some of you know my story, about my illness, and how I fought to come back from that. (http://www.EGKightMusic.com/egs-story)
My goats helped me heal, and I’m forever grateful for the love they show me. They’re my babies!
Scroll down for lots of photos. This page will have regular updates about my goats, so check back often!
In the last few years, several of my friends have made donations to Heifer International, in my honor, and words can’t describe how touched I am by that. The work that this wonderful organization does impacts countless lives across the globe. With the help of all the generous donations, over 30 million families have lifted themselves out of hunger and poverty. To learn more visit http://www.heifer.org
Honey Boy looks like he’s saying, “you want me to do what?”
Teaching Moses the Blues!
I was so afraid my goats had forgotten me since I haven’t been able to get in the pen and play with them since I was attacked by pit bulls in early February. So, a couple of days ago I was with them, and I was feeling like they just didn’t remember me, because they’d been distant to me.
(If you haven’t heard about it, here’s a link to the news story.
As I was walking around in their pen, I looked around and saw Honey Boy and Cotton Top standing on their goat bridge, waiting for me to come play with them. It warmed my heart. They remembered how I would play with them on it. That just made my day, and now I feel better!
Here’s a picture of us playing that afternoon. My goats were a big part of my healing from encephalitis years ago. And now they’re helping me heal from the dog attack. I love my goats!!
Here’s another photo of Moses. His hair is getting longer and more curly!
Otis is biting Puff’s ear under the stairs.
Here’s Cream and her new baby. I named her “Puff!”
Cotton Top and Sippie have had more babies! Here’s Cotton Top and her new little girl.
Bluesy had two little girls, too, so I’m surrounded by babies right now! Stay tuned! Video coming soon!
And here’s Sippies new babies – a boy and a girl! Aren’t they beautiful?!?
– Update: I named them Otis and Etta!
Here’s my youngest and my oldest – Honey Boy, (white) and his great-grandmother Sweetie (black/white).
When I’m on the road I really miss my “kids”. I finally got to spend some time with them yesterday.
Here’s Honey Boy and Moses!
Sippie was totally prepared for the eclipse!
Moses is growing, and he looks like he’s been to the beauty parlor.
My pal, Cotton Top.
Peep is one year old today. He was born on Easter Sunday last year. Happy Birthday Peep!
One of my special little friends, Josiah, came to see my kids. He’s always loved “Sippie”.
Brownie had two babies! They were born late Sunday night, and they’re both big and strong! No names yet. Stay tuned!
I was trying to play my guitar for my “kids” yesterday, but Peep wanted me to move the guitar so he could get in my lap!
Memphis Billy wanted to ride the tractor with me in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The only goats I saw in Wyoming!
Memphis Billy, stage manager at the Cincy Blues Festival.
Peep is a lap goat!
I was so proud to have one of my “pet goats” with me at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, as I presented several awards with Eden Brendt. (Photo by Laura Carbone)
And when I got back from Memphis, my kids were SO proud to see me!! Here’s Cotton Top and Peep lovin’ on me.
Peep is ready to head to Memphis for the Blues Music Awards!
It’s lunch time! Sippie and Peep having lunch together.
Sippie had a baby on Easter morning!! My fans keep sending in suggestions for names, and I picked out the one that feels right. His name is “Peep!”
It just felt right to name him “Peep,” one of my favorite Easter candies.
For all you who’ve been asking, Jazzy’s baby, “Jazz,” is living a good life.
He now lives on Don and Tracy Lowery’s goat farm.
Jazz clearly loves them, and Don spends a good bit of time with all his goats.
Here are a few photos.
Jazz is a happy boy!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SIPPIE!
We celebrated her 3rd birthday on January 9th!
Merry Christmas video from me and all my “kids!”
December 2015 updates
Holding Honey Boy, Cotton Top, and Buttercup!
Sippie says “Hello!”
Buttercup under the shelter
Buttercup curled up in the feed bowl
Jazzy had two babies on the 16th! But just like Sippie ignored her baby, for some reason Jazzy didn’t take to one of the babies, Jazz. So my friend, Jeanne took him home with her. And so far, he’s thriving!
Here’s Jazzy with her other baby, Cotton Top.
And here’s Cotton Top curled up and comfy under the hay feeder.
Here’s the orphan baby, Jazz, sitting on Jeanne‘s bookshelf. Ain’t he cute?!?
Cream had her baby on the 16th, too! I haven’t picked out a name for her yet, but I’ve gotten over 250 suggestions on facebook! Keep ’em comin’!
Bluesy had a baby on the 11th, and I named him “Honey Boy,” for Honey Boy Edwards!
And he’s already running around and playing today. He’s so cute!!
Here’s Bluesy‘s other baby, Jazzy, checking out her brother, Honey Boy!
(See more pictures of Jazzy when she was born last December – below!)
I was going out the door to check on my pet goats, and on a whim, I grabbed a bag of Lay’s potato chips. Most of my fans know how much I LOVE Lay’s, and I wondered if my goats would, too. Well, guess what?!? Sippie started in on the bag, and all the other goats rushed over to get some. They love them as much as I do!!
And NO, they couldn’t eat just one! They ate every last one!
A friend sent me one of Ellen’s new EDbyEllen goat t-shirts, and I’m lovin’ it!
I had to go show my babies, and they approve! They love it too!
Here I am a while back showing Sippie “our” CD cover.
She really seemed to approve of the photos and layout.
Sippie liked the CD so much that she snatched it right out of my hands!
Sippie was helping me solicit votes for the Blues Music Award!
Sippie even got her friends to help with the voting campaign.
When the voting was over on March 1st, Sippie ate the campaign signs!
Bluesy gave birth to Jazzy. Here are several photos of them together. They’re so sweet!
Cream gave birth to a boy and a girl, Jingle and Bell.
And here’s a video of Cream and her babies.
And of course, there’s Sippie, the famous goat who graces the cover of my cd. She gave birth to a little boy, Sip, on Christmas Eve, too. And apparently Cream started cleaning the baby before Sippie could, so there was confusion after that. Sippie never seemed to know just what to do with the baby.
I had to bottle feed Sip every few hours, and the morning I found him standing out in the rain, alone and shivering, I knew I had to find him a good and loving home. I had posted on facebook about it, and after talking with my Mama, we decided on the perfect parents for him.
In this video, you’ll meet Randy and Kathy Hart, Sip’s new parents!
Check back often for more of the Goat Report!.
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