Goat Shiatsu?

Goats climb stuff.

Doesn’t matter what the stuff is.

If it is above the goat, the goat will climb it.

Never leave your car parked in a goat pasture if you value the paint.

Or your pig. Though maybe for the pig it is like Japanese Shiatsu massage? A la goat?

Or your horse, for that matter.

Then again, sometimes a fella gets tired and just wants a big fluffy blanket… even if “Mom” is a bit worried about what’s attached to the fluffy blanket…

Of course, it’s easier to guard something when it is on top of you…

Of course, I suppose it could be worse…

So much energy and so much joy at leaping…

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A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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10 Responses to Goat Shiatsu?

  1. punmaster says:

    Shiatsu Ala Goat. One of Dave Brubeck’s most entertaining while cerebral pieces, from the very rare album Massage and Barbecque This Weekend.

    Do old goats climb? Has anyone ever said, ” Get down from there, you old goat! ”

    Since goats climb ( Duh! ), somewhere in history there has to have been a military commander
    who thought about dinner, looked up the mountain, then pointed to one of his men and
    ordered, ” You! Get my goat.” Misreading by historians has brought this down to us as a negative.

    Thank you. I’ll be here all week.

  2. mkelly says:

    My mother who was raised on a farm always said baby goats were the cutest and funniest of the farm animals. Lambs were nice but never as funny.

  3. Thanks for putting a big smile on my face!

  4. BobN says:

    I had a goat but he died a few years, he was an “old Goat”
    Actually they are nice animals. A lot of the world eats goat, but I have never had any, I assume they taste like chicken.

  5. Tim Clark says:

    Some parts are edible.

  6. Tim Clark says:

    Actually the quote is:
    “Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible.”

  7. E.M.Smith says:

    @BobN:

    It’s more like strong lamb. Mutton.

    @Tim Clark:

    Yes, I have eaten a pine tree…

    Not the whole thing, but pine nuts and pine tea made with the needles… and I’ve chewed some of the ‘under bark’…

  8. Gail Combs says:

    I wish I could post pictures. I have several of me and my tractor covered in climbing, bouncing, leaping goats. They thought I brought them a new toy to play on.

    For young children I much rather see them with a dehorned wether (castrated goat or sheep) rather than a puppy or kitten. I have sold several as pets and had positive feed back.

    Goats are funnier than sheep but sheep, especially the more primitive breeds like the blackbelly barbados are not as dumb as regular sheep. My mongrel sheep have a lot of blackbelly barbados mixed in which maybe why they are pretty intelligent for a sheep and make decent pets.

  9. Lynn Clark says:

    A friend sent this to me a couple weeks ago. The time-to-go-down-to-the-bottom-of-the-mountain technique is quite amazing.

    http://www.wimp.com/himalayangoats/

    The last company I worked at used to hire a goat-herder (goat shepherd?) a couple times a year to “mow” the weeds in the vacant land next to the building. She would show up with about a hundred goats, some portable electric fence, and set up “corrals” somewhat bigger than required to fit 100 goats into, moving the corrals from one spot to the next over several days. At the end of the several days, all the weeds were gone (and all of the leaves on the lower branches of the trees), and lots of goat fertilizer left behind to jumpstart the next generation of weeds.

  10. crosspatch says:

    We had a goat when I was growing up. Usually my dad would buy a lamb in the spring and it would graze on the grass and keep the weeds down but one year pop got a goat. He made the mistake of parking the car half in the shed one day. The goat climbed up into the top of the car and from there onto the roof of the shed. Then he later got in the car and drove away leaving the goat stranded on the roof of the shed. Goat didn’t last much longer. It kept climbing on his car after that.

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