"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

Friday, April 6, 2007

The Mighty Quinn

Well, now. What do we have here? As you can see, Boo and I are checking out the newest addition to our family. This is The Mighty Quinn! He doesn't look too *mighty* in this photo does he? Quinn is a mini Australian Shepherd. Mini. I like that. It reminds me of me!

As you can tell, I quite approve of him, even if he does smell like a dog. So far he doesn't seem too bouncy or threatening. However, if he is going to become a proper goat, I'm not sure I can leave the entirety of his education up to the goatmother and the goatfather. Especially considering what the goatmother has in mind. I overheard her talking to the goatfather and telling him how she had to be careful about Quinn's introduction so he would not become frightened and later refuse to help 'herd' the goats. Herd the goats? Herd the goats? HERD THE GOATS?! HOLD THE PHONE LOUISE! What can she be thinking? We don't need no stinking herding! If you may recall, I must be free to investigate and keep watch at all times. There can be no hindering. There can be no 'herding'!

Ella says I shouldn't worry too much. This, herd us? Ha! Look at the size of that thing! 'Mighty' indeed! Well we'll just have to see about that!

1 comment:

goatfarmer said...

Marigold, we have one of these. Sort of like yours, anyway. Ours is called "Wendell." They make good soccer balls! Just put your head down and run right at it. See if you can teach Ella or Boo to play.