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"

Friday, February 5, 2010

Goatlocution

"Hey Brownie, I sure hope you're happy today. It just beautiful and the sun is shinning."
"Farmlady, do you have any of that good grass with the little white flowers on that side of the fence?"
" I do Brownie!! But the first thing I want you to do is acknowledge the fact that it's a beautiful day. You've been walking around here like it was the end of the world."
" What's acknowledge? What's that? Is that the name of the grass I like."


"No, Brownie, acknowledge means that you listen to what someone says and tell them you understand. Then you have to respond, somehow, and let them know that you heard what they said. In order to do this you have to stop thinking about yourself and pay attention."

'scuse me? I paid attention! You said that the sun was shining and I should be happy about it."
"That's right. BROWNIE! You WERE listening. So..., are you happy about the weather?"
"Yes, I am Farmlady. Now, can I have some of that knowledge grass, or respond weed or whatever it is. please?"

"Pretty please?"
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8 comments:

Madeline's Album said...

When Brownie has something on his mind he does not give up. The pictures are great and it did look like a beautiful sunny day. We have had cloudy and rainy days for the last two days and it looks like we are in for the same today. Did Brownie get his special grass? Have a blessed day and weekend. Madeline

Midcenturymadam said...

Brownie is a cutie. What a lucky guy he is.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

How could you say no to such a lovely face! I can just about feel his soft ears warmed by the sun!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

AAAWWWWW,
Did you give him a big handful?
Auntie Julie

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ear scratches to brownie and the rest of the gang ... no one can be left out...
just wanted to say... cory got into the pen with out me even telling him to it was so cute i was doing something looked up and he was sitting in there with Bradley... so of course I grabbed up the camera and took about 10 pics I LOVE it.

Roslyn said...

Brownie is such a cutie- does he have the most personality of the goats?

Jan Ely said...

How's my girl Squeaky?

Susan said...

OHHHH! Your pictures make me miss my wonderful little goats! Thank you for sharing yours!!!