So my dad and brothers were working on the new deck for my grandmother (she lives with us in her own suite) and the deck is near my goats. I let the goats out to eat the acorns and was standing there watching to make sure they didn't 1) get onto the grass - just fertilized, my mom NEVER does that no idea WHY 2) so they didn't get in the way of the deck building. Anyway my mom brought out chest nuts that had some bugs in them earlier (perfectly safe for the goats though). And she seemed to enjoy being out there with them and watching them eat the nuts. NOT once did she mention "which ones are leaving, you are still selling misty and Flicka right? anyone interested in these two?" or anything like that! I was stunned because she ALWAYS says something about me selling them when she is around the goats. So maybe I am making progress in the chance of keeping them! Then my grandmother said to my mom "so what would you do if you didn't have the animals anymore?" (talking about all the animals, chickens, goats, dogs, cats etc) My mom - "I would get more" Now that was INTERESTING! my dad always told me my mom really liked the animals but I had a hard time believing that if they were all to suddenly leave she wouldn't be relieved in a way, miss the fresh eggs yes but that would be it. Now I had her admitting it with her own mouth!