Friday, May 4, 2012
Attitude, like yawning, is contagious. Sheila's crankiness not only did not improve, it infected the rest of the girls and, for whatever reason, they all turned on Tessie. For the most part, Tessie is a pacifist, which is a good thing. The only goat in the herd with a horn, and that one horn pointy, ten inches long, and curved forward, puts Tessie in the position of bringing a gun to a knife fight when it comes to headbutting. Being of a gentle nature, she seems very aware of her advantage and is careful to avoid doing damage to her opponents. When the girls ganged up on her in the morning, Tess took to the tree for refuge out of their reach. She stood in that tree for most of the day while the others circled below like waiting lions. I'm assuming that we're dealing with raging hormones here and a case of collective PMS. I hope the Earps and the Clantons were able to settle their differences during the night and the yard is a goat pen again instead of the OK Corral.