Saturday, September 26, 2009

Goat talk


"Hi Brownie."
"You've been gone for a long time, Farmlady."
"I know. I missed all of you. "
"Where have you been?
"Well, Brownie, my Mom died and I had a lot to do down where she use to live."
"I'm sorry, Farmlady. Did she eat something that made her sick?"
" No, she just got old and it was her time."
"Is it my time yet?"
"No, baby. You're going to live for a long time."
"Oh, good."

"Hello Frecks. How's my beautiful goat today?"
"Hello, Farmlady. I'm sorry to hear about your Mother. The Prospector told us what happen. He had tears in his eyes one morning when he came out to feed us. He said she was a wonderful lady."
" She was, Frecks, she was."
" Well, please don't be too sad. We goats don't stay with our mothers so we don't form attachments."
"Maybe it's better that way."
"No farmlady, I don't think so. I still remember someone who nursed me and licked my eyes. I think she was beautiful. I think that I would like to see her again."


"Oh Frecks. We all miss the memory of the early years, don't we? Your so sweet. I'll bet that she was just as beautiful as you remember.

"Then remembering is a good thing, Farmlady? Sometimes it makes me sad."


" Try to remember the good things, sweetie. It's the good memories that we need. Even if they make you a little sad, it's OK. as long as they make you feel warm inside."
"Yes, I have warm inside of me. It must be a good memory."
"That's why you're such a wonderful goat, Frecks, because you had a loving mother."


Hey Murphy. What are you hiding behind the tree for?"
SILENCE
"Murphy? I missed you. What's the matter?"
SILENCE

(to be continued)
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8 comments:

Debbie in CA : ) said...

The sweetness of a little goat talk . . . just what I needed after these past few exhausting days. I think I'll go chat with my chicks and then call to the kitties . . . I feel the need for a bit more of the simple life. XO!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Murphy oh Murphy
Will you be mine?
I'll let you eat rosebuds
and pansies divine

I won't ever scold
and won't ever forget
that you have my heart
in your pocket, my pet.

xx
julie

Kathi Fly said...

Oh, the goat conversation is so sweet. That would be a great children's book.

Eve said...

Oh Dear! What's up with Murphy? I'm waiting to find out!
I got to see some goats today! Silly kids!

Roslyn said...

I love the conversations you have with your critter friends-I have them with Button too!

Madeline's Album said...

Another great post and talk with your goats. Hope Murphy is ok. I'll wait for the continuing story. Have a great Sunday. Madeline

Farmgirl_dk: said...

What wonderful goat conversations you've had lately. There's nothing like spending time with your goat babies to ease some of the pain. Brownie is sooo handsome!

ClassyChassy said...

Sweet post!