He's 40 pounds of controversy in East Ridge. The City Council took up the issue of Oreo the goat.
"They eat their weight every day, in grass, weeds and stuff like that, but he loves oatmeal, he loves moon pies and cheerios."
After the council voted 3-1 at their last meeting against Oreo. Owner Jeffery Viar had an idea, circulate a petition around the neighborhood.
"My daughter and one of my youngest boys and my oldest boy all walked around the neighborhood and got the petition signed so we went with them and they went up to the doors and knocked up to the doors and said that we are trying to keep our pet Oreo and we'd like a signature to try and keep him. "
Viar says the response was positive.
"A lot of the neighbors are all for it one gentleman three doors up the road has a sign on his house yard that says remember Oreo so we've not had any problems at all with neighbors complaining of Oreo."
The family took the signatures to Thursday night's meeting, where council decided they'd try to find a way to work with Oreo.
"I'd be willing if there's a way to let these folks keep their goat and nobody else in East Ridge comes with one, because there's neighborhoods that don't want them. I mean you've got to understand that," says city councilman Jim Bethune.
The council plans to find a way to grandfather in Oreo the goat, for Viar the delay is bittersweet.
"Yes and no. Yes that they'll want to take it into consideration again and no that they can't give me a direct answer that I've got to take my kids back home and explain to them that still in two weeks they may still not get to keep their pet."
In the meantime the family says they will continue to gather petition signatures. It's another anxious two week wait to learn the fate of Oreo.