Anyway, I am writing this post as irrefutable proof. Of what, you ask? Well, let's begin at the beginning, shall we? Those of you who are football fans may remember the ultimate in Super Bowl commercials that was shown this year - the Dorito-loving goat. Now if you don't remember because you have slept since then, or if you never saw it in the first place, you can do so HERE.
So, this begs the question... Well, actually two questions. First, what the hay is so darned special about some cheddar-cheese laden bit of triangular corn? And second, just what kind of goat would actually go so head-over-hooves for them? Inquiring minds certainly wanted to know around here, so we decided to conduct an experiment. I, for one, could not fathom that such a *treat* could actually be that good, and I knew, without a doubt, that no self-respecting, Peanut-loving mini-Nubian would ever be enticed to the dark side.
Proof is in the pudding as they say, or in this case, the munchy morsel. Not only that, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Can't go wrong then. Here's how it went:
The variable, said cheesy chip, is purchased.
Myself, being the most intelligent and discerning subject, is offered the first taste.
Obviously my keen palate serves me well and the offering is rightly refused. Certainly it is to be eyed with great suspicion.
Next, the morsel is offered to Ella. Now here is a real test since Ella has no palate and will eat virtually anything. She eyes it innocently.
Whoa! Proof positive that even the gourmand, as opposed to the true gourmet, can't stomach these things.
Next, the item in question is offered to the fainting goat. Luckily he does not faint, but you may observe that even he is not inclined to eat it. I might add, here, that Boo was not offered the tidbit. This was decided before the experiment began since her Nubianess would prevent her from remembering what exactly she was trying to accomplish. Or even that she might have tried to put something in her mouth in the first place, or that it was not, in actuality, something like, say, a hat. It would simply be a moot point.
At this point, the crispy critter is offered to Peanut. Oy. As you can see, he actually takes it, for goats' sake!
Not only does he take that one, but he takes another, and another and yet ANOTHER! Oh, the shame.
At length, he is seen standing at the gate literally begging for more. Can you see the orange tongue and the tell-tale remnant hanging out the side of his mouth? This is embarrassing. After all, he is my nephew. Can you see the look of dismay on my face? Begging is so beneath a goat's dignity.
At any rate, ir-re-fut-a-ble proof! These things are NOT all they are cracked up to be. What were those commercial people thinking? I can only say it is a product of the almighty buck (that would be the dollar kind and not the goat kind, thank you very much. Although, come to think of it ... Nope. Not goin' there.) And, it also answers the second question. What kind of goat was that in the commercial? What kind of goat could go so hog ... I mean, goat-wild over such an inferior comestible? Obviously a Nigerian.
Which leaves us with a question even Watson is left considering. Just what IS the fascination?