Remember that lady, Imelda Marcos, the one that had all the shoes? Somebody estimated at one time she had 3,000 or more pairs of shoes. Now, I could understand that if that lady were a goat and had four feet instead of just two. Anyway, allow me to grace you with a couple more pictures of the Goatmother. (Remember her? She who does not like to have her picture taken, let alone plastered on the internet?)
First off we have this lovely hat from our friend, the Snowcatcher. You may remember the talented Snowcatcher created this pattern, made this lovely hat, and then posted the pattern as part of Operation Marigold so that anyone might recreate it for someone in need, or perhaps donate it to their local cancer center or other organization. Anyway, the kind lady not only did this, but, like our friend, Mrs. Micawber, sent the hat to the Goatmother! How nice is that?
Not only is this hat beautiful, but it makes the Goatmother look like she actually has hair! Never mind that it is turquoise hair, but, hay, lots of females have strange colored locks these days. It is in vogue. Besides, she could always apply to be a rebel barrister. But the Snowcatcher didn't stop with the hat. She also sent the Goatmother more of those exquisite snowflakes she makes! Just look at the two examples the Goatmother is holding with that cheesy grin on her face. They look good enough to eat, though I doubt the Goatmother would let anyone near enough to test that theory. All I can say is what a truly gracious lady. I wonder if she can crochet Peanuts?
Now then, what you see in the next picture came as a complete surprise and it made the Goatmother laugh (always a good thing these days). Not only did it make the Goatmother laugh, but it made all of us laugh when we saw her in it! It is perfect, though perhaps a bit warm for the weather at the moment. Nonetheless, we sincerely doubt the Goatmother is going to have hair anytime in the near future, so we think it likely the hat will get a true workout at some point. Besides, if she wasn't already, it further serves to make the Goatmother a bona fide member of the herd.
And just in case you still don't quite get it, take a closer look. There are horns and ears on that hat! Yep, horns and ears and a canonization to Goathood courtesy of our wonderful friend, MiMi, over at The Goat Borrower.
With all these hats, the Goatmother is beginning to resemble the Imelda Marcos of hats. Soon she may have to grow another head. Now that would be interesting. However, I feel the need to point out that if the Goatmother had two heads, she'd likely just waste it worrying twice as much. Still, we are working on that aspect. Worrying is not a good weapon against the evil 'C' monster, and our aim is to get her to meditate that stuff right out of her head - no matter how many she has. In fact, I'm thinking of letting her borrow my stump. Which only goes to prove how much I care for the Goatmother because I would never let just anybody use my stump. Aren't I magnanimous?
At any rate, Imelda's gratitude to these two ladies is immeasurable. It is also largely inexpressible, at least in an adequate manner. Humbly, Snowcatcher and Goat Borrower, our thanks to you. May the blessings of the great goat God, Pan, be abundantly expressed in your lives. (This means many Peanuts will likely rain down on your head. Better invest in an umbrella.)
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. ~Malayan Proverb