Saturday, May 05, 2012
We have all become very concerned about Clara Belle.
Her brother went to his new home and Clara Belle has been forced to drink all of Iota's milk. We didn't get the results back yet, but judging by her waistline I think it must be about 10% butterfat. In fact I was going to suggest if it isn't too late maybe her name could be changed to Butter Belle. Or possibly Beach Belle.
By this time she is about twice the size of Midget, who is quite a bit older, and she shows no sign of slowing down.
"How adorable," the visitors say when she comes stampeding toward them to be picked up.
"Oh dear," they say, when they try to lift her.
"Try this one," the farmer will say, and hand them Mango, who weighs about two pounds, or LGO (the little gray one). Even Clover weighs about half as much as Clara Belle.
Meanwhile Coco and Coffee have retained a surprising amount of Nubianity, considering that by this time they are only 1/16th Nubian.
Yesterday when everyone came into the barn for dinner they all ran into the usual stalls, except Coco who started running in a circle and jumping off the milk stands in the aisle. She went around once, and then twice, and then three times, and by that time the farmer had closed all the doors to shut everyone in and just stood staring at Coco.
Even Pinky was perplexed and asked Coco what she was doing.
"I am running in a circle! A circle goes around and around," she answered, panting. "Forever!"
The farmer snatched her up and dropped her over the stall door, or I think she would still be out there putting her views on geometry into action.
I hope she doesn't start trying to run in a trapezoid. Or a parabola.
We continue to be sobered by the circles that we find in the windmills of the Nubian mind.