People and Places
25/06/2020
Just kiddin’ around with Blaze

​​​​​​​Show off your stuff and shine online

For results driven advertising put your products here

Book your Winter Deep Clean Now!

Having a cleaner environment will help keep your family healthier, happier and more comfortable at home. Contact us today to know more 1300 910 971

​​Plant the seed and reap the rewards

Results-driven online and in print advertising available now

​Every month we have special features

Designed to amplify your business

Create connections online in print and on social media

Your event can be listed on our What’s On pages
 

We’re not kidding when we tell you that this little guy has to be the cutest goat around town. Blaze is two years old and his human mum, Tess Runting, was meant to foster him for a few weeks, but she knew she was kidding herself when she saw his face. 

He was born prematurely at 11pm one night on a friend’s farm. Blaze’s mum was a maiden – a first-time mother – and she didn’t even look pregnant. His mum had no milk, and he was very tiny, sitting at just under a kilo. Given this, he was quite weak and wasn’t able to stand alone, so even if his mum could produce milk, Blaze couldn’t reach her udder. Unfortunately, his mum had absolutely no interest in him, in fact her mood lifted when they took Blaze away.

Since then, Blaze has become besotted by his new mum and his big sister Lettie – a lamb that he was raised with. As babies, the siblings went everywhere with Tess – including once when Blaze rode Tess’s horse with her. We kid you not, his favourite outing is attending the sheep shows as the ultimate apprentice where he has the chance to walk around the show with Tess and meet everyone. He’s pretty protective of his sibling, and proceeds to push all of the other sheep away from the pile of hay, and invites Lettie to join him for a private dinner – he’s a gentlemen after all. 

“Blaze loves Weet-Bix, savoury Shapes, Doritos and Cottee’s cordial,” said Tess. “He has the cutest begging face. It’s very hard not to share your snacks with him.”

Blaze loves to steal Tess’s hat – he thinks it’s hilarious. He also enjoys squeezing through gaps in fences. One day he gleefully met Tess in the driveway of the farm as she returned home. While Blaze was super proud of his mission, Tess wasn’t too impressed, despite the impressive feat of getting through five fences to get there. Luckily for Tess, this is his only typical goat trait, as he hasn’t picked up climbing or chewing – because he thinks he’s a dog, or a sheep or a human. Tess isn’t sure, and neither is Blaze.

“Blaze knows his name and will chat to you if you call out to him,” said Tess. “And he can balance on his hind legs to give you a hug, but his best trick so far is shaking hands. Of course he hasn’t been doing much of that lately due to COVID-19, but it is his favourite trick to show off.” 

Blaze grew up on Tess’s farm where she breeds beautiful wool-producing sheep, but now he’s moved house to The Ranch Mornington Peninsula in Boneo where Tess works. He’s in his element here as he’s a popular part of the kids’ parties and school camp program. If you see this adorable lad, he’ll greet you and you can shake his hoof. Get to know Blaze by following him on Instagram at @just__kiddin to admire his skills in posing for the camera. 

“He always does something cute or silly – or stops being naughty – when he sees my camera pointing his way,” said Tess.

KATE SEARS

Online  in print  on social media

Banner ads now available on our site

​Thinking of online advertising?

Try a multi media package. Smart advertisers choose Mornington Peninsula Magazine

Step up and shine online

Put your brand or super special offer here

 

Advertise with us and book your online advertising spot

Promote your business or offer here - Food Wine Produce

Banner Ads now available

Perfect to promote your business to our online readers

Related Posts

Join our VIP club

Automatically go in the draw for a monthly members only prize!

Receive occasional emails to update you on events and special member offers, plus every month a link to Mornington Peninsula Magazine e-version days before it is released.

Opt out at any time. We promise, no spam!

Advertise with us

Target the affluent and discerning consumer who prefers local products and services.  Showcase your brand in Mornington Peninsula Magazine, online and on social media with one booking.

List your event

No matter what type of event you want to promote we have an option to suit your event size and budget.