Alien goat herder

Alien goat herder

Confounding all expectations, Earth’s first visitor from another planet was not a skinny gray creature with no hair, or a furry-faced six-legged genius beast. It was a very human-looking goat herder and her charges.  At first she was friendly, but space biologists plotted to take her to a lab and probe her and the animals … Continue reading

A tale of tails

A tale of tails

Cats look at us with scorn. Dogs won’t admit it, but are ashamed to be seem with us in public. “I love my humans,” said Roscoe to the dog next door, “but really, no tails?” People suffer from our lack of a rearward appendage. It’s why so many experience low self-esteem. “Humans have a deep … Continue reading

Selwood’s seventh child

Selwood’s seventh child

Selwood Inch couldn’t have been happier. His wife, who had borne him six sons, finally produced a daughter – a goat. Mrs. Inch was a generously affectionate woman. Fortunately, no awkward questions were asked about her daughter’s paternal lineage. Truth be told, the goat was her husband’s favorite child. He named her Betty, and loved … Continue reading

Rural scenes

Rural scenes

Thing about living in the boonies is you have to accept tradeoffs. It’s a long drive to the supermarket. And a longer drive to the many offerings of the city. Sometimes we miss that great bookstore or fun restaurants and coffee places and museums and parades and all that. But you are repaid in wildflower-covered meadows, grazing … Continue reading

Followership

Followership

  Aiden Christopher will probably never be elected class president. He’s a born follower, and his parents could not be prouder. “He marches to other peopleʼs drummers and heʼll always be happiest doing that,” said his mother, Laura. “His favorite game is follow the leader.” At age 2, while waiting with his mother for a … Continue reading