I am a professional with a professional job. All of my friends were fine with the dogs and horses, and that was "acceptable". When I added chickens they thought that was kind of cute and "country" but when I got goats they looked at me like I had lost my marbles. Why is it that goat ownership is associated with dirty, filthy, hillbillies, or at least one of the Clampetts? If I had said I was going to raise beef, I probably would have gotten a big thumbs up. Now I'll admit my feet have looked a little dirtier since I brought home goats, from frequent trips to the pasture wearing flip flops. :laugh: But nothing else has changed, and the feet are clean before I enter our home. I'm not taking a serious beating over owning goats or anything, but just found it very interesting how people view goat ownership if they don't own them. People think goats smell disgusting, and I guess I thought that as well before owning them. Now I know it's the intact boys, because either I can't smell anymore or my girls smell just fine! Just wondering about other goat owner's experiences with this.