"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, March 4, 2011

Just An Observation

As you probably well know, (and if you don't, you should) we have lost the sun here in the Pacific Northwest. We, of course, keep searching, but it just doesn't seem to be anywhere. Anyway, due to this lack, we goats have naturally been spending a lot of time in the barn. As you probably well know, (and if you don't, you should) goats do not like inclement weather. It is simply NOT in our repertoire, and therefore beneath consideration. So saying, this abundance of 'down' time leaves little to do other than eat and stand around.

It was during one of these endless bouts of standing around that I began to notice something. Normally I'm not one to assess the looks of others. There are simply too many other interesting, and far more profitable, pursuits. Nonetheless, I happened to be standing about one day and noticed something peculiar about Watson. Now you are probably thinking that there is nothing new there. After all, Watson is a Fainting Goat and that is about as peculiar as one can get, right? (Except for maybe LaManchas who lost their ears somewhere and most likely spend endless hours looking for them). But, no, it was something different.

You see, any goat with proper manners procures something to eat and then politely licks its lips. It is sort of the Caprine equivalent of the napkin. A dainty pink tip, darting forward and erasing any remaining crumb. Yet, as I watched Watson, I noticed that his tongue does something entirely different. First of all, it is not dainty and pink. Secondly, it does not dart forward! It sort of lolls out the side of his mouth. He even has to turn his head sideways in order to get mineral salt from the feeder. Now what's up with that? To give you a proper visual, I can only liken it to one of those hip gangsta' types who commonly wears his baseball cap with the bill to the side instead of facing front as it should. Yes, that is quite a good analogy for Watson's tongue. (Let us just hope he doesn't decide to start wearing pants. Oy. I do not want to go there.)

Anyway, far be it from me to cast aspersions on anyone's anatomy. I mean Watson has a really nice personality, and he never tries to butt people out of the way like some Alpines I know. In addition, he never tries to get to the Peanuts first, but, instead, politely stands back until it is his turn. So really, what does it matter if his tongue is odd? Perhaps this doesn't make him peculiar at all. Rather, I might go so far as to say it makes him special.

"If you can not be a poet, be the poem." - David Carradine.

1 comment:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Then Watson would probably do a bag up job on an ice cream cone!