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Cappy Tosetti

Cappy lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her two rescue dogs that help her with Happy with Cappy Pet Sitting. She’s putting things in motion to someday crisscross the country in a vintage travel trailer visiting draft horse and goat farms.
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Articles by Cappy Tosetti

Switzerland: More Than Cheese Fondue and Chocolates
May 24, 2022 · · Ownership

Visions of the snow-capped Alps, lush green valleys, and alpine meadows dot the rugged terrain of Switzerland in central Europe. Switzerland is a land steeped in tradition, especially when herding their cows and goats to and from alpine meadows each season.

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Cashmere Goats at St. Mary’s on-the-Hill
November 18, 2021 · · Ownership

Sister Mary Elizabeth believes in unique ways of connecting with one’s animals. As she walks from the barn out to the fields, she begins to sing, calling her Cashmere goats in her crystal-clear soprano voice.

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Kids for Kids
September 1, 2021 · · Ownership

Instead of a carefree vacation visiting her son, Patricia planned and began contacting individuals in England, Sudan, and other countries. It took a bit of time and legwork, but soon Kids for Kids was established with a mission statement that continues to ring true today: “We don’t believe in charity — we believe in helping people to help themselves.”

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When Wildfires Rage, Animals Can Be Saved
August 5, 2021 · · Ownership

“Get Out! Evacuate … NOW!” These are words no one wants to hear. VERT (Veterinary Emergency Response Team) is there to search and gather fleeing dogs, cats, and barnyard animals.

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Goat Husbandry Techniques Around the World
July 22, 2021 · · Ownership

It doesn’t matter if one lives in the Texas Panhandle, along the coast of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada, or at the foot of the Andes in Argentina, people want the same for their goats — to be safe and healthy.

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Mini Silky Fainting Goats: Smitten with Silkies
May 2, 2021 · · Goat Breeds

It’s love at first sight when meeting a Mini Silky Fainting goat. The breed, a cross between a long-haired Tennessee Fainter and Nigerian Dwarf goat, was developed by Renee Orr of Sol-Orr Farm of Lignum, Virginia.

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Health Hazards from Broken and Missing Teeth
April 19, 2021 · · Health

Dental issues in aging goats are something to be aware of. Broken and worn teeth can cause a host of problems, so the goat owner needs to better understand an animal’s ability to gather, eat, and digest their food.

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Goats in Kuwait
April 14, 2021 · · Ownership

Was it fate or serendipity, on a Sunday drive, when a chance meeting presented itself to an American woman in a foreign country?

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Root Bulbs, G6-S Testing Labs: Goat Genetic Tests 101
February 15, 2021 · · Health

When would you need a G6-S database and G6-S testing labs? If your Nubian goats have this genetic defect, it can be disastrous to your breeding program.

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Julbock: Sweden’s Legendary Yule Goat
December 19, 2020 · · Ownership

In Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, there’s a popular goat-like figure made of straw and red ribbon usually found under the tree or nestled among the branches. This is the Julbock, which translates into English as “Yule buck” or “Christmas buck,” a symbol of good tidings and cheer.

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