"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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Wow.  Wednesday Words of Wisdom that are actually on Wednesday.  Who'da thunk?  Ahem.

Anyway, I am so tired today.  Why am I tired?  Well, all day yesterday I watched the goatmother paint.  That's pretty tiring stuff.  It takes a lot out of a goat having to watch all that back and forth, and back and forth, and up and down the ladder.  Not to mention having to help out by baaing appropriate encouragement, and holding your tongue just right during the tedious bits (ever watch someone feeding a baby?).

So today I feel pretty old.  Oy.  Too much activity and not enough Peanuts to sustain me.  Doesn't seem to bother Ella or the boys, and Boo, well, no need to even go there.  So Wednesday's Words of Wisdom are this:  Age, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.  Plus, it often takes little vacations -  to your knees, your shoulders, your back, your feet ...

"Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy." - Dorothy Thompson. 


Mimi Foxmorton said...

Hmm. Maybe we all better take a nap..........


Anonymous said...

I will send you prunes, a cane, and a snuggle blanket to rejuvenate you. Question for you: do senior goats still eat peanuts or is that what peanut butter was invented for?

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

Peanut day is September 13th. Mark your calendars!