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Rated: E · Short Story · Children's · #2249900
Children's Short Story / Contest Entry..."Third place Winner for May 2021"
Goats 4 Sale

Word ct. 483

“Good morning Gemma, time to get up and ready. It is Saturday morning, and we are going to the auction to buy a baby goat for your birthday. Are you excited?” Mom said, with a big smile on her face.

I jumped out of bed and went straight to the closet and got my favorite pair of jeans and a nice t-shirt. Then on the way out, I grabbed my mud boots and we all got into the truck.

Along the way, we stopped to pick up my little nephew Ryker. He is only three years old, and I am ten, so I must show him all the things he is going to need to learn about having farm animals.

The drive out to the auction is one of my favorite things to do. The mountains that we must drive through, it is so beautiful in the mornings. With the quiet rivers and creek beds, sometimes I can see the fish jumping out of the waters.

Dad says, “We’re almost there, everyone. Keep a lookout for any Goats 4 Sale.” He drives into a big open field where everyone parks. There are trucks with stock trailers all over the place and people walking around looking at all the animals.

Finally, we find a parking spot. Ryker is just as excited as I am to see the animals everywhere. There are sheep, baby horses, baby pigs, and even a section just for chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. But we do not see any signs, Goats 4 Sale.

We walked to the corrals where the goats usually are, but there were not any goats there! I asked a farmer lady who had some baby pigs. “Have you seen any goats come in today because it is my birthday, and I am looking for a baby goat to raise?”
“No,” she replied, “I haven’t seen any goats today. But happy birthday!” So, we took our time to look at all the animals there.

“It’s like a zoo here,” I said to my nephew Ryker. He tried to pet every animal here. I told him. “That some of the animal’s bite and you have to be careful that you don’t touch those kinds.”

The day starts getting warmer by the hour, summer is in the air even though it is late spring. The best time of the year and my birthday, of course. I was a little sad that there were not any goats here today, maybe next week I'll have better luck.

We walked back to the truck to go back home when I noticed another truck that was pulling into the auction grounds and it has a sign on the side of the trailer he is pulling that says in big bold letters.
Goats 4 Sale. It was a great day!

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