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Saturday, September 11, 2010

In which I get an award! And for goats: Driving 101

The human says she is "losing the battle" this semester at school, and that she can not seem to catch up.  Again, she has put me in charge of the blog post today.  I know that really, she knows that I write better blog posts than she does, and that everybody would rather read stuff from me.  But, we won't tell her that.  It might upset her.

So guess what?!  I won an award!  Yes, I know, it's expected really, but I was particularly thrilled that this one came from Millie, over at Eden Hills.  Millie hasn't been feeling all that well lately you know.  She has said is actually a bit anemic.  The vet said so.  But she doesn't realize she spelled it wrong.  It's actually akneemic.  It's when you have a microphone implanted in your knee, usually by aliens.  Poor Millie was abducted by aliens one night, you see, and they put a microphone in her knee, and now they can hear everything she does.  And her knee hurts.  Anyway, I always avoid alien abductions and my knees are fine.  You should all go say Hi to Millie and wish her well.  They really should remove that microphone.

Anyway, Millie sent me the butterfly award!  Isn't that lovely?!

It's because I am dainty and beautiful, like a butterfly.  Thank you very much Millie!  I am honoured!  Claire said I have to choose who to send it to also, because her head is too full of too many other things to be able to make decisions.  I, of course, am a natural leader and decider of things.  Clearly, it should go to my dear friend Isobelle, because she is a very beautiful goat, like me, and sometimes her ears are sort of like butterflies.

I can't fly, personally, yet.  I am quite good at leaping and jumping though.  I think Isobelle is working on goat flight too.  But until we have that sorted out, I am learning to drive.  I thought I would give some tips to any other goats who wish to follow my lead.  Naturally, they will all want to follow my lead.

First, you must learn how to get into the vehicle in a dainty manner.  No leg flailing or anything else that would be unseemly for a beautiful goat.
Then, you have to survey your adoring fans from the seat of the vehicle, once you have entered it, because you know that they all want to see you.
That done, you should carefully inspect the surroundings in case there are leftover human foods to be had.  Unfortunately, there were none.  Oh, also get yourself into the driver's seat.
Driving requires three things - concentration, facing forward, and looking beautiful.  I'm still working on the concentration part.  The steering wheel is rather cumbersome for hoofed creatures.
You can always be a back seat passenger, if you prefer!  Except when the back seat is full of bags of fleece.
Also practice getting out of the car in a dainty manner.  And never, ever poop on the seats.
I suppose you want to know why there was all that fleece in the back seat.  Well, Claire went to a dye party with some of her friends who are all obsessed with sheep and goats and llamas and stuff.  She seemed very pleased with the results of her efforts.
I hope she doesn't decide to dye me anytime soon.
In particular, I do not want to be hung on a fence to dry.  Thank you all the same.

Wishing all you goats a lovely weekend from here in Iowa.  Goatie kisses from me.  

15 comments:

Christy said...

Not pooping on the seats is vital! My goats are still working on that part.

Mom L said...

It looks like you also took the picture of Claire holding the fleece - good job! She not only let you drive, but she also let you hold her precious camera!!

Nancy in Iowa

Melanie said...

Thats a very well trained owner you have there

edenhills said...

Lucky Nickel, you are certainly going to get a lot of goats in trouble when they think they should get to drive like you. I must say, you do have the beautiful part down for driving.

Teresa

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Gee Lucky Nickel! You get to drive the car?! I want to drive the car! Then I could go visiting. Thank you for the butterfly award! I'm going to ask my lady for some butterfly wingses. Maybe they would help me to fly. I've not gotten off the ground in a while.

Flartus said...

I'm sure you're a champ at graceful entrances and exits in the car, with all the leaping you excel at. It's a great idea to take your human to parties like that, even when she's behind at school. See how happy she looks? And you have to admit, she did make some very pretty fiber.

I think if you let her keep going to parties, she will stay just sane enough to remember not to dye your beautiful white fleece.

Nancy K. said...

How considerate of you to help poor Clair out by posting to the blog for her, Lucky Nickle! You are such a thoughtful goat! Imagine that ~ beautiful AND thoughtul...

Please tell Clair that I absolutely LOVE the colors in the ball of roving that she's holding up in her right hand. I think I need to get my dye kettle out!

Safe driving!!

Texan said...

Well aren't you the smart little goat learning to drive!

I did read about Millie not feeling well and the whole alien abduction thing, and then the blood sucking creature too that goes for goats..

Well rest assured I have filled my goats in about all this alien and blood sucking creature thing, should any of this start to happen here in Texas. They know to be on the look out...

LOVE the colors of the fleece!!! But I can certainly see why you would not want to be hung on the fence to dry ROFL...

We have a brand new buckling here on our farm as of this morning! His picture is on the blog.

Texan said...

Lucky Nickel, You are most welcome at our farm anytime...

and I wanted to let you know. You have just named our new buckling..

Sterling it is!! What a wonderful name! Thank You ....

Texan said...

Lucky Nickel, You are most welcome at our farm anytime...

and I wanted to let you know. You have just named our new buckling..

Sterling it is!! What a wonderful name! Thank You ....

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

You are a most thoughtful goat to pick up the slack when the human needs you :)

polly's path said...

That was too cute.

Chai Chai said...

Congrats on the Award. Lucky Nickel may not be on TV or marching in a parade, but the Award makes up for it all.

Why so many colors for the fleece?

freerangegirl said...

A mobile goat! I think every car should have one of these. I love the picture of the yarn drying - so beautiful! Im really enjoying your blog and look forward to reading more. thanks.

Lola Nova said...

Such a clever (and humble) goat you are!
The dyed fleece is beautiful!
I've been keeping up with your posts but, this is my first comment in a while, trying to catch up a bit.
I hope you are well and making it through all the busy stuff you have going on.

Take care!