"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

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

You Gotta' Have Heart

You will notice that this post is NOT entitled 'Wednesday Words of Wisdom'.  This would be because we are so far behind, here, that we have just passed Wednesday entirely.  I mean is this last Wednesday, or is this THIS Wednesday.  Who knows.

At any rate, I would like to present you with a dilemma.  You see, we found this:

It is the time of year of the Woolly Booger.  Of course you remember the Woolly Booger?  Those fuzzy little fellows who are so darned good at predicting the weather?  Well, to be sure we have seen those 'normal' ones that are black and yellow.  However, this year look what we found!  Notice the heart on his bottom?  Or is that his head?  Who can be sure.  At any rate, first of all this guy is white, and secondly, why in the hay does he have a heart on his bum?

Now anyone with any sense at all knows that when you see a Woolly Booger, or many Woolly Boogers, it is a harbinger of the winter to come.  But what can this sighting mean?  Are we to 'take heart' because we are in for a rough ride?  Are we to surmise that this indicates a mild winter like 'I *heart* the Pacific Northwest'?  I just don't know, but to be sure it is most unusual.  Perhaps that is what it means.  Dear humans, you are in for quite an 'unusual' winter.  Which, naturally, leads us to the question of what exactly is 'unusual'?  Oy.  The possibilities are endless here, but if we get more rain than we got last winter, we're probably going to end up in Nova Scotia.  Ya' hear that, Lucky Nickel?   Nova Scotia!

Well, no matter.  I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.  So go on, little guy.  Carry on, munch on the flowers, and go forth doing Woolly Booger things.

But I can tell you this, if there any Words of Wisdom to be had today, it is this:  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, always, Always, ALWAYS trust a Woolly Booger.


Claire the Shepherdess said...

Come on out Marigold! I haven't event seen ANY woolly boogers yet so maybe we aren't going to HAVE winter here! Wouldn't that be grand! Or maybe they all went into hiding already because it's going to be so bad. Oy...
We "heart" your caterpillar anyway!

Kelly said...

Dearest Marigold,
If you do get more rain and start floating to Nova Scotia stop my Maine and give us a visit. I will keep peanuts on hand just in case. We are having some white and black caterpillars who leave a terrible stinging sensation behind if touched. I don't thint that is such a "heart" thind to do. So, keep your hooves off of those caterpillars till you know if they sting or not.

denise f said...

Really, Marigold? Invites to MAINE or CANADA? How about a visit to California, where I know some pygmies who love to party!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

And I always will! Plus, you gotta love the name: Wooly Bear! ;)


Dear Marigold-

My Maa-maa said I had to write a polagee because I said: "Take that! other goats." and what I meat was "Take that other goats on my farm who butt me all-a the time and call me names." I would never be rude to all my real goatie friends.

Sending you a sorry peanut.