Hi! My name is Tanya, and I’m the proprietor at The Little Goat House/The Little Goat Outpost. I’m also your goat hiking guide!
I am a lifelong animal lover, and grew up with four shelter cats, XO (“Outside” in Greek), Penelope, Kitty-Kitty-Gumdrops (self-named, of course), and Bat Cat, a German Shepherd mix, Brandy, and a cockatiel, “Birdie.” I always wanted to keep goats, and after an 8-hour final examination for my Master’s Degree in April 2019, my dream of goat companionship came true.
My two goats are both Nigerian Dwarf (miniature) wethers (castrated males) that I adopted from a small farm in the rural town of Priest River, ID. I brought them home as “kids” (baby goats) and bottle raised them, which involved feedings of warm milk every 4 hours for the first month of their lives. The goat boys have a sister, the kitty Miss Petunia, who lives indoors with me.
In addition to my animal enthusiasm, I am a disciple of old and foreign films, alternative culture, writing, reading, skiing, laying in hammocks and on pillows, growing meaningful and creative relationships, and participating in anti-consumerism.
I love to meet and befriend new people from all walks of life, to learn and share and create together. I look forward to meeting you!