"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, December 2, 2011

The Grinch ...

... that tried to steal Christmas.  How can a 3 foot high goat reach a 7 foot Christmas decoration?  Flat footed, with nothing to stand on.  It is exactly 7 feet from the floor of the barn to the bottom end of our cherished Christmas decoration.  Yet, magically, it is now missing its bottommost greenery.  Out came the ladder and the Goatmother moved it just a little bit higher.  Despite the fact that it is somewhat cropped now, and the bow is a little askew, it still looks pretty good.  Christmas spirit has been preserved.  For the moment.  The Grinch is still eyeballing it.  Oy.

"Those Whos are hard to frazzle, Max. But, we did our worst, and that's all that matters." - The Grinch

7 comments:

denise f said...

Perhaps you own that interesting and rare goat species that has the telescoping neck...

Marigold said...

Dear Denise,
Perhaps you are right. It sure ain't a telescoping intellect.

Millie said...

Focus and lots of goat yoga to help with stretching. That's what we practice here. :-)

J (holding on for dear life) said...

I guess someone's mantra is: where there is a will, there is a way. Stretching might be involved, but I suspect psychokinetic abilities are being tested. One goat assisting another to levitate is possible. Watch out for disturbing relocation stories near you. Isn't the goatfather due for a trip?

Pomona said...

Never underestimate the ingenuity of an animal where food is involved! Perhaps it was bouncing that did it?

Pomona x

Mrs. Micawber said...

"Use the Force, Luke."

I suspect that Marigold has been watching a little too much Star Wars.

Faith said...

Pogo stick?