"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, February 26, 2010

The Cereal Killers

The goatmother had some old cereal she didn't want anymore - too healthy I think. At any rate, she decided perhaps we goats might enjoy a little change of pace. Now recently, Ella (the pig-goat) has been refusing to have anything to do with treats of any kind. It doesn't seem to matter whether it is cookies or Peanuts, Ella just turns up her nose. Of course this doesn't keep her from attempting to exclude anyone else from enjoying the spoils. Oh, no, she still tries to butt anyone interested out of the way. Naturally, I ignore such boorish behavior.

Anyway, the goatmother had some Kashi Go Lean Crunch and some Fiber One. The Go Lean Crunch came out first. The real surprise here (that was really no surprise at all) was that Watson went right after the stuff. Ella nibbled at it and Peanut continued to keep strict adherence to his 'Flash of Fastidiousness', thereby receiving little of the goods. Boo thought it was a foreign conspiracy, backed up and edged around even the kernels that fell to the floor. And me? Well, I held out for the Peanuts. Does this surprise you?

That evening, the goatmother brought out the Fiber One. Fiber One advertises 'no cardboard', but you know it is my belief that cardboard would be tastier. But let me tell you! Peanut went after this stuff like it was candy (not that candy could come even close to a Peanut of the nut variety). That 'Flash of Fastidiousness' was left lying trampled in the dust faster than Mighty Quinn on a weed (and we all know how fast that is!). But the real surprise was Ella. She-Who-Is-Above-All-Treats was so taken with the Fiber One she couldn't even wait for the goatmother to scoop it out of the plastic sack! She stuck her nose in there like a horse with a feedbag and managed to consume every last flake before anyone else could even get a taste - not that I wanted one. Oy.

Well, all I can say is maybe all that 'regularity' will improve her disposition. Hope springs eternal and all that. " ...
for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing." - Charles Sanders Peirce.


Anonymous said...

Boy oh boy, poor goatmother is going to have some major shoveling to do in the very near future. What goes in, must come out. Think fast track. OY.

Melodie said...

Well,I would have loved to see a video of that!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Healthy cereal, huh? Who knew! Then again, Pete and Reggie try to even eat plastic bags and string, so there's no accounting for taste, I guess. I really don't like Kashi cereal...blech.

Anonymous said...

The blog poster appears to be missing. One can only presume she drowned in the digested cereal aftermath, a victim of friendly fiber. Not that I would ever say, 'told you so.'