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Meet the goats!

An inside look into Poway High’s goats
Lily Johnson

Every morning Tito and Moose, the Future Farmers of America’s (FFA) goats, stand at the edge of their yard, watching Titans rush off to their first periods. The curious and affectionate pair love when students stop and say hi to them.

In January last year, Tito and Moose were adopted by FFA and the Agriculture program as bottle-fed babies. Now the two assist the classes in learning how to handle and care for goats.

“They run the show. We’re just living in it,” senior Jordan Smith said. 

Tito and Moose mostly eat a balanced diet of Bermuda hay and grains, but they are occasionally rewarded with treats for their hard work.

“They’re not really supposed to have anything other than their normal diets,” senior Megan Sewell said. Sadly, students should not feed them unless told to do so because it may upset their stomachs. 

However, Tito and Moose don’t suffer from a lack of friends. The two share their home with a few chickens and are often visited by the three barn cats owned by FFA. Indie the dog also loves to go out and play with them.

In their yard, the goats have a little barn they can cozy up in when it rains or gets too chilly. They always have access to the barn filled with their food and plenty of water. 

Last June Tito and Moose left campus to spend the summer with junior Emma Evonsion. The two mischievous goats made sure to keep track of everything Evonsion did over the summer in an effort to get her attention.

 Other than following Evonsion around, the goats have plenty of time to run and jump on the picnic tables set out for them.

“It was a lot of work, caring for two goats full time, but it was really rewarding. They’re super funny and act like puppies,” Evonsion said.

They love people and all the attention they can get. It wouldn’t hurt to stop by and say hi to two amazing goats the next time you’re in the senior parking lot.

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