Juan Vega ushered a herd of five goats from the barn into a pasture when one of the females butted him from behind.
Instead of swatting the goat, Vega smiled and scratched her ears as Mercy Me rubbed her head against his hip.
“She wants the love,” he said. “She always does that.”
The goat is one of eight females and two males that make up The Stone Creek Farmstead in Divide, where Vega works for owners Bob and Dianna McMillan. Stone Creek is one of only 25 licensed artisan, farmstead or specialty cheese producers in Colorado.