I have had people get my goat. I have known people who have had their goats gotten. My goat has been gotten by certain goat-getters several times. I have known people who have had their goats gotten by certain goat-getters multiple times, too. That realization got me to thinking. How is it that most of the time I let my goat get gotten by the same goat-getter? How is it that other people repeatedly get their goat gotten by the same goat-getters? Why not just put up a sign: “Please get my goat. It is yours to get.” Others should also put up such signs: “My goat to be gotten, help yourself.”

It really is quite foolish to allow my goat to be gotten on such a regular basis. I should take better care of my goat. Afterall, my goat is valuable. My goat is not to be gotten because I depend upon my goat for calmness. I should, therefore, respect and guard my goat. If I do not, then it is my bad that my goat continues to be gotten.  Get that?

According to https://www.wideopenpets.com/got-your-goat-the-origins-of-this-funny-phrase/ “The expression ‘got your goat’ means to anger or upset someone — throwing someone off his or her game. But where did this unique expression come from? There are two supported theories, and yes, both involve actual goats. According to The Phrase Finder, the most common theory also involves horses, and says that the phrase originated at a time when goats were used as companions to calm high-strung racehorses. ‘When ne’er-do-wells who wanted the horse to race badly removed it, i.e. they got someone’s goat, the horse became unsettled and ran badly. Others believe the phrase originated from cows, not horses, due to an old belief that keeping a goat in the barn had a calming effect on the cows, who would then produce more milk. Thus, an enemy ‘getting one’s goat’ would upset the cows and cause them to be less productive.”

So, there you have it. Be mindful that some would like to get your goat and my goat. Stop allowing it. Stop being an accomplice to them. Keep your goat so you can keep your composure. We should not allow our goats to be gotten repeatedly by those dastardly goat-getters. Think about it! How often have you willingly allowed your goat to be gotten and it did not have to happen? The goat to be protected is yours. Serve your goat well!!