Folks can get pretty lonely up there in Ferndale. Besides repainting the logo on the town's famous "Metallica Bridge" each time it gets covered up, entertainment options are rather limited. So one can almost understand why 27-year-old Gary A. Veldhuizen might take a liking to one of the town's more attractive options in livestock--a goat.
Veldhuizen pleaded guilty on Monday to one charge of first-degree animal cruelty for shacking up with the goat. He was sentenced to one month in Whatcom County Jail.
The billy buggering took place at a farm near Enterprise Road at Willeys Lake Road in May. Apparently a family member caught Veldhuizen in mid-shag and called sheriff's deputies who came and arrested him.
Veldhuizen's Facebook page shows the pudgy Ferndalian's love of ranch life extends to the virtual world as well, as he is a big fan of the game FarmVille. One of the more recent posts says he wants to "share some grape bushels with you."
We'll leave it up to you on whether to accept the gift.