"If providence did beards devise,
To prove the wearers of them wise,
A fulsome goat would then, by nature,
Excel each other human creature." - Thomas D'Urfey

Saturday, March 10, 2007

~ The Road

Life is a journey; a road we travel. This morning Cookie, the Blue Heeler, went on up the road. We didn't go along.

The goatmother said Life is like a big library. We borrow souls along the way and it is our job to take good care of them as long as they are on loan to us. Eventually, though, their due date comes and they have to be returned.

From a goat's perspective, I think the Irish have got it right. We should run through the pasture, kick up our heels and CELEBRATE the life of souls we encounter along the road. We should be thankful and celebrate the privilege we were given in having known those souls.

This morning Cookie, the Blue Heeler, went on up the road and we didn't go along. But I know she didn't go alone for I saw an angel walking along on either side. And I know that at the end of the road my mother, Marty, Day Traveler, Artemis and many others were there to welcome her to a new, grand and glorious existence. Good-bye old friend. We will miss you.


goatfarmer said...

It just never gets any easier to say goodbye to your old friends.

Cookie, please give our love to Marty.

And may the road rise to meet you. I know it will.

Marigold said...

Thank you, goatfarmer and Baby Belle. We knew you would understand.

Day Trav said...

Dear Marigold,
the goatmother is wise
I just want you to know
that Artemis and me met
Cookie along The Road!!
She is in very good hands
and is kicking up her heels!