20 NOVEMBER 1920, Page 3

Persons unfamiliar with goats do not know what delightful companions

they can be. The goat which has been well treated will go with you, or with anybody else for that matter, for as long a walk as you please. It will not stray like a dog. It will not suddenly disappear into the brambles or the bracken after a rabbit. You do not have to spend a tedious half-hour whistling for it. Its food is of the simplest. It eats any rough grass, and the leaves of most trees, as it goes along. It is par- ticularly fond of ivy. To get the beat results you must of course give it a little oats and hay in addition. Goats benefit greatly by change of food and air. We know one goat-keeper who often sends his goats to a friend's house for a visit. No more accommo. dating and responsive animal visitor can be imagined.