It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Conversation With a Goat


"Hey Dude! How are you" What's that? Something's hanging from your horn."
"Don't go there Farmlady."
What? It's just leftovers from where they cut the rest of the horn. I can get my scissors and snip it off. It looks a little ragged."

"Will I have to go for a long ride again?"
"No Brownie, The scissors are in the house. It's not a big deal. I just think it would look better if I snip that leathery stuff off ."
"Easy for you to say. How do I know it won't hurt? How do I know you won't try to cut the rest of my horn off?"
" I wouldn't do that, Brownie. You worry too much. Don't you trust me?"
( No answer)
"OK lets just leave it alone. It's better than before. I'm sorry I mentioned it."

"Farmlady?"
"Brownie, I have to go feed the chickens and get started on cleaning the garage."
"Farmlady?"
"What Brownie?"
"Thank you for fixing my horn. I can see things better now."
"Your welcome sweetie. I know you didn't like going so far away from home. You were a good goat and we were proud of you."
"I know. I really tried to be brave."
"You were sweetie."
"Farmlady?"
"What is it Brownie?"
"Can I have some extra grain tonight?"
"Well, what about the other goats? They might not like that."
"They didn't have to have to go for a long ride and have to go to sleep and wake up without part of their horn."
"Brownie, they don't have horns."
"Oh,.., yea..., well, it was very hard. I think that I deserve something extra for being so brave."
" I will ask the Prospector about it but I don't think we can give you something extra and not give the others some too."
"But they didn't have to be BRAVE. I deserve extra."
" I said I will ask the Prospector. You can only have grain when you get your trace mineral stuff. Extra grain isn't really good for you."
"Oh. I didn't know that."
" Well, now ya know, Brownie. Maybe, later, when the other goats aren't around I will bring you a cookie. Just one. Just for you."
"Just for me"
"Yes , just for you."
"Farmlady?"
"What, big guy?"
"Can I have two cookies?"
" Oh, Brownie...."
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11 comments:

casa da poesia said...

...I will sing!...

Angela said...

Cute! Brownie you are soooo cute!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Love me some brownie... (shh dont tell carl) I do have a big enough heart for both LOL... ear rubs for carl ... Brownie you so make me grin! can goats have grits??

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

If I send Brownie an apple, will you sneak it to him?

julie
Auntie Julie to Brownie

susanc said...

So cute!

Chef E said...

Ha, you gotta love them! Love your dialogue together...I can hear you two talking, so cute...

jojo said...

I always love your convos with Brownie.

Madeline's Album said...

I get a big kick when you and the goats are having a conversation. Cute story, and brownie is a cutie. Have a great day. Madeline

Chicken Boys said...

You're so funny.

ClassyChassy said...

Awwww - how sweet - give em cookies!!!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I love Brownie. He's such a good boy. I hope you gave him TWO cookies. :-)