Just a short note. First of all, we can never ever express the depth of our gratitude to Teresa Perin of Eden Hills and Mimi Foxmorton of The Goat Borrower for what you see in my side bar. Teresa's mother is the artist that managed to capture the fabulous and real me, and with a Mona Lisa-esque smile no less! (Eat your heart out, Angelina.) Oh, sorry. I got side tracked there for a minute. And as if that weren't enough, the picture you see has been made available for download on the FaceBook page of the Sisterhood of the Goat. And as if THAT weren't enough, buttons are now available for purchase, here, for anyone who so desires. The Goatmother literally sobbed when she saw what they had done. Of course I had to butt her. Oh it was only a gentle butt, but I needed to remind her that it is okay to let people do things for you. I mean, look at me. I let people do things for me all the time. It is the goat way.
So then, we would like you all to know that Mr. Murphy is alive and well at our house. Still. Last Friday, the Goatmother was due to have an MRI. They called that morning and said, 'Oops. The machine is broken. You will have to come on Tuesday.' So tomorrow is the day. It is down the rabbit hole for the Goatmother. She will be looking for white rabbits who are running late while she is there. Please wish her luck. She was ready last Friday. I don't think she's as ready now. I know how that feels. It is kind of like when you are about to get your hooves trimmed and somebody forgets to bring the Peanuts. I mean, your taste buds are all primed and ready and then ... nothing. Oy.
" ... I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand!" - Aragorn, The Return of the King