"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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Hairy Update

When the Goatmother first lost her hair, she didn't go completely bald.  Everything fell out except a few strands of gray and she looked like the Crypt Keeper.  Then later, when it finally started to grow back, she looked like Frank Sinatra as an old man.  Well, since we published the New Year's Resolution picture, it has grown.  Some.  And it has become unruly.  Just like us goats.  Un-Rul-EE.  (I am not sure why she says this at all.  I would say it is more like joie de vivre.) 

Anyway, it curls.  It is not a nice curl.  It is Un-Rul-EE.  And it doesn't curl everywhere.  Take for instance the back of her head.  It is flat.  No curl.  Just flat.  So today, the Goatmother decided she might actually try to blow dry her hair using a small rounded brush in an attempt to tame the Un-Rul-EE-ness of her tresses.  Or at least what passes as tresses these days.  And guess what?  She doesn't look like Frank Sinatra as an old man anymore.  Nope.  Now she looks exactly like Letterman.  And no.  She says she is most assuredly NOT posting a picture.  Oy.

“If what you've done is stupid, but it works..then it really isn't all that stupid.” - David Letterman

Or is it???

18 comments:

Tyche's Minder said...

Marigold, Please tell the goatmother that Riversong would happily donate some of her hair so that the goatmother can be unruly all the way around, front AND back. For a Peanut of course.

Millie said...

Well, you're moving up the ladder. Sort of... Maybe it's just waiting for some lovely spring weather to feel inspired to grow.

Marigold said...

Dear Tyche's Minder,
Someone needs to mind the Goatmother's hair for sure because it sure doesn't mind. I'm afraid she may resort to doing some sort of midnight ritual to get it to grow. How embarrassing would that be???

Marigold said...

Dear Millie,
Ladder? There's a ladder? Do NOT tell Ella or she'll be on top of the barn. Talk about Un-Rul-EE...

Terry said...

Dear Marigold,
I told the goat boys about the Goatmother's unruly hair, and how it couldn't possibly match their unruly beards. They are now hiding in the corner, fearful that I will come at them with a round brush and a blowdryer.

Marigold said...

Dear Terry,
If you possess anything like the mad blow dryer skills the Goatmother possesses, the boys SHOULD be afraid. Very afraid. They could end up as Leno and Conan. I'm just sayin' ...

Candy C. said...

Dear Marigold,
I know it isn't a bit funny to the goatmother but the visual of her looking like the Crypt Keeper and Letterman made me laugh! Although, I think looking like the Crypt Keeper would be preferable to Letterman ANY day! He scares me! ;)

Marigold said...

Dear Candy,
Maybe Letterman IS the Crypt Keeper. Now that's REALLY scary.

Snowcatcher said...

I think before I make a goat, I should make a hairy hat of the prettiest thread I can find... What say you? ;)

Marigold said...

Dear SnowCatcher,
Would she look like a psychedelic dandelion? :)

denise f said...

Marigold, don't be afraid if the Goatmother shows up to the barn looking a bit like a Qtip. That can appear from too exuberant use of a hairdryer on chemo fuzz....

Marigold said...

Dear Denise,
Oh, then she'll fit in with the Coneheads. 'Sometimes you gotta' uh-uh, run away ... ' :)

Ginnie said...

I'm so interested in Goatmother's new hair behavior, because I just saw my friend who has, for the first time in her life, curly hair. (She's the one I made the first countdown garland for.) It looks adorable - so maybe Goatmother just needs a little more time.

Marigold said...

Dear Ginnie,
Time heals all hairs. :)

Mrs. Micawber said...

Maybe it's just a winter static kind of thing....

P.S. Guess who dropped off my reading list AGAIN?!?!?

$@!#%&(that's for Blogger)

Mrs. Micawber said...

Waaaaait a minute ... has Snowcatcher been watching LOTR?

:)

Marigold said...

Dear Mrs. Micawber,
You never know about that SnowCatcher. She's tricksy. :)

Marigold said...

Dear Mrs. Micawber,
Maybe Blogger doesn't like goats?