Similarly, when life hands you goats, take pictures and have a great time.
Life as a police officer in Maine just got very interesting for Sergeant Daniel Fitzpatrick.
On April 23, he received a…different sort of call. A woman had found two pygmy goats.
According to Fitzpatrick, “The woman who called had found them on High Street, and had somehow gotten them corralled into her garage, and she closed the garage door. She called the police department because we act as the animal control in Belfast.”
When Fitzpatrick arrived at the garage, it was a full-on goat party.
“She led us right to the garage, and when we looked out through the door, I saw two small goats jumping from one spot to another on a cat entertainment center, eating cat food,” Fitzpatrick told The Dodo.
The goats’ names are Louis and Mowgli, and they were more than happy to hop into Fitzpatrick’s cruiser.
No one knew who Louis and Mowgli belonged to, so Fitzpatrick and the goats rode around for two hours searching for their owner.
The goats had a great time in the back seat, and Sergeant Fitzpatrick had two new friends.
“I’d been feeding them little slivers of carrots throughout the day to kind of tide them over, and at one point, Louis kind of nuzzles my ear he’d put his head through, and was trying to get my attention. I thought it was probably to get some more carrots, so I had to pull over and pass more carrots back to him, and off we went again.”
Turns out they belonged to the people living across the street from the women who found them. They were ecstatic to have them back.
But Fitzpatrick, understandably, misses his friends. “I can tell you that the goats were a lot better behaved and cleaner than some of the [people] we’ve had on the back of our control cars as of late,” he told The Dodo. “They were a pleasure to have along. We had a fantastic time.”
Ofcourse they did. Look at those pics. Louis and Mowgli know how to havegoat time.