Thursday, November 06, 2008

Another Chapter in the Animal Saga

So, things have been rather quiet on the animal front here lately. In fact, I've been the only one to bring home a new animal in months. I actually like the donkey now and I was starting to get complacent. Which is why I was blindsided last Saturday when I can home from a wonderful trip to Birmingham after attending the Southern Magic reader's luncheon only to find TWO new animals. Not one but TWO.

Admittedly, it was late when I got home. Dark out and after the girl's bedtime although they were both still up watching TV. The first words out of Sweet Pea's mouth when I walked in the door were, "Don't be mad at daddy," which of course meant that there was obviously a reason to be mad at Zilla.

She proceeded to tell me (in a cute and rambling way) that a goat had somehow found it's way inside our fence. The ugliest, silliest, most hideous goat I've ever seen. It has half of one horn missing and its tongue is too big for it's mouth - it lolls out the side constantly. She stands barely halfway up the shoulders of our two males.

This, however, is more funny than concerning. What's one more goat? And besides, I think it irks Zilla just a little bit that his premium goat bloodlines are being diluted. The best we can figure one of the neighbors saw it wandering the area, mistook it for one of ours and since we weren't home decided to help us by putting it back inside our fence. We've had animals escape the fence before but never break their way in.

What's more concerning that funny (at least to me) is that the second addition to our family is Freddy - the frog - who at the moment is living in my good Pampered Chef mixing bowl topped with tin foil. He is an interesting little thing though. Apparently he changes color based on his surroundings. Although what I really want is my bowl back...after a good swishing with bleach of course.

So, the brood increases. I'm wondering what will appear the next time I go out of town for the day. At least the HOD Luncheon isn't until May. I have a few months to prepare.


P.S. As you probably already know, we're all participating in NaNoWriMo this month. However, my daily totals are going to stay put for a little while as I just got copy edits in today. I knew as soon as I started working on something else I'd get interrupted. Should have started writing earlier :-)


Problem Child said...

At least it wasn't an emu...

Smarty Pants said...

Poor little goat. She sounds like she needs love. :)

Playground Monitor said...

That bowl will most definitely need a good swish with bleach.

When I was reading this I just KNEW it was going to be an emu. Or a monkey. Better a pathetic little goat I guess.


Angel said...

Yes, at least it is an animal that you already had. I'm waiting on the llamas...

Good luck with the copy edits... and the frog. :) You're such a good mommy. That frog would have been out the door first thing if it was me.


Instigator said...

Oh, the frog's not living in the house. It's in the little house. The only reason why it still has my bowl is because Zilla promised me he'd find it a more permanent home...SOON (are you listening, Zilla?)


birdzilla said...

I know it is hard to believe, but I truly had nothing to do with Jenny.
Instigator is right...if I am going to break restriction (once again) I would at least bring home a reputable animal.
Freddy on the other hand is a green tree frog. The same night of the mysterious goat the little frog was hopping across the bedroom floor.
It seems that Noah has nothing on me

Lynn Raye Harris said...

ROFL!!!!!!! Sorry, Instigator. But I seriously think Zilla's love for animals is awesome. Me, I wouldn't want all those critters. But I am a sucker for cats (I nearly cried over Houdini, and my hubby was on the other end of the phone going, "No, no, no, no, no...." until you decided to take the little thing home.)

Poor goat. Too funny that she broke into your pasture instead of out. :)

Word verif looks like a French swear word: mounrequ

Mounrequ! Zilla brought home more animals!

Sherry Werth said...

Too funny Instigator! If you ever decide to write a children's book you will have lots of ideas.
Your hubby sounds a lot like my dad. If he didn't bring it home, someone else was bringing it to us. My friends would tell me coming to my house was like going to the zoo.

PS Instigator: I noticed the monkey was brought up again. Let me know if you want me to find out if it's still for sale. You certainly have references!

Instigator said...

Sherry! Bite. Your. Tongue. :-)

Lynn, ROFL. Were you at my house Saturday night?


Anonymous said...

Too funny!!! And you guys have such a warm and caring heart to have all those animals.
word verification: gemasyn - sounds nasty

Sherry Werth said...

Just kidding about the monkey!! :D

Liza said...

At least the frog is small and you already had goats.