"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, November 11, 2011

It's a B'ar!

The Goatmother and the Goatfather got home when  it was rather darkish.  That, of course, is because of the time change, which is always an adjustment, to say the least.  Anyway, as they rounded the corner, the headlights of the car caught something.  It was large and black and fuzzy, and it dashed across the road in front of them and off into the woods.  'What was that?!', they both cried at once.  Well, there are apple trees in front of the house.  Usually the deer are out there scarfing up the fallen apples, but this was decidedly no deer.  We goats were on alert when the Goatmother got down to the barn.  It is a bit of a distance to the apple trees, and while my eyesight it quite good, it was rather dark.  The Goatmother and the Goatfather both think it was a bear.  Me, I'm not so sure.  After all, Sasquatches probably like apples just as well as anyone.  Whatever.  I'm asking that the Peanuts be put under lock and key.  Just in case.


Kelly said...

Watch those B'ars. I hope the Goatmother and Goatfather have the goats under lock and key. If the b'ar comes close thow your peanuts at him and run as fast as your little goatie hooves will carry you. Do not throw Boo at the b'ar. I know that went through your little goatie mind Marigold!

denise f said...

Hmmm, sounds like a mystery which you and Watson should avoid. Bears are verra scary... by the way, Marigold, are you on Facebook yet? Too many of us are...

Marigold said...

Dear Denise,
Nah, I'm just a simple goat. What's a face doin' in a book anyway?

Marigold said...

Dear Kelly,
I have to point out that at least the Goatmother could speak and didn't just keep saying, 'Bear!, Bear!, Bear!' :) You take all the fun out of an encounter when you say I can not throw Boo out front. Actually, it was Watson I thought of because, you know, he faints and all. But admittedly, you have given me food for thought because Boo would definitely stop a train. A b'ar would simply be no match for her mass. Good idea, that.

Millie said...

I hope you stay safe! Sasquatches and bears are very dangerous. Hopefully, it wasn't the dreaded Chupacabra. Like Kelly suggests, I have a plan to throw the fat Nigerian Dwarf to the chupacabra/bear should one attack.

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Even Lucky Nickel has a facebook page! Well, mind that b'ar, because we have them here too, and they are large and in charge. We do not recommend any arguments with b'ars. In fact, we even suggest that you allow the b'ar to eat your peanuts if it so desires. Keep safe, Marigold! Oh, try to have some fresh salmon on hand, with which to distract said b'ar, in case you need to save the flock in a moment of heroic glory.

Marigold said...

Dear Millie,
We think alike. You like Peanuts too, right? I think those two things go hand-in-hand. However, the only chupacabra we have here is small, tan and fuzzy. Only squirrels and chipmunks have anything to fear with that one.

Dear Claire,
First of all, ain't no b'ar eatin' MY Peanuts! Second, I won't be savin' the herd. It's every goat for his or herself.