Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Our New Goat of the Month


Little Jessie the LaMancha kid was the goat of the month last month. She was already quite full of herself before being made goat of the month. Afterward she was plain and simply prideful. And you know, or you ought to know, what pride goeth before.

That's right. Little Jessie has gone from her embroidered satin cushion right into the doghouse. Lo how the mighty are fallen.

The problem is this. Jessie went to the fair, which I don't believe in going to because it is ridiculous. When they have a people fair where you can go pet the accountants and insurance salesmen sitting in little pens for three days, let me know about it and maybe I will go. If it isn't raining and I don't have to have all my beautiful hair shaved off first.

But anyway Jessie went to the fair. And she came back with a blue ribbon, big deal. AND, we discovered a couple of weeks later, the goat chicken pox. First just Jessie had it, and she was locked into a quarantine stall all by herself, where she passed the time by yelling. The farmer gave up and threw Binky to the wolves - Binky went in with Jessie so she would shut up.

"Sorry, Binky," said the farmer, "but someone has to take one for the team."

Then Winnie, Jr., who also went to the fair, got it. She got thrown in a stall with Tanjy and Bugsy, who also went to the fair. Then Bugsy got it.

Then Bertie got it. Then Betsy. And by this time there were no more stalls to throw anybody in so the farmer decided to just let it burn itself out since the quarantine hadn't worked anyway. The farmer looked around and took stock: almost all the goats who had gone to the fair had gotten the goat chicken pox.

Except the Nigerians, we never get anything.

And Binky.

Binky is our goat of the month for October. Congratulations, Binky.

5 comments :

Pine Pod Farm said...

Nice earless wonder.

Marigold said...

Oy. How do you know they have spots under all that hair? I am glad not to have any goat chicken pox. Let the dogs have them. Of course then they would be dog chicken pox, but anyhow....

Cathy said...

Alack and alas, we too went to the show and got the goat chicken pox. WE are holding the sheep responsible. They were there before us. Although that would make it sheep chicken pox, or sheep dog chicken pox?
Wow, now I am really confused!

Belle, do you suppose it is your superior gene pool that kept the Nigerians pox-free? Or just amazing luck?

goatfarmer said...

genes, definitely.

goatgirl said...

Very artful picture.