There is a delightful contradiction seeing “village” life in the middle of a major metropolis. One of the sister’s from ASK Your Sister was transiting from China to Goa via Mumbai and did a double take:
That guy is walking a goat – it really is a goat not a dog!! Do ya think if I moved back to Nova Scotia I could get a pet goat??
I couldn’t help being amused – she was serious in wanting a pet goat – prompted by the jaunty step of goat and owner as they happily trotted together down the street. Goats have unmistakable personalities and enjoy interacting with people so on a farm, are a delightful addition (and can be equally troublesome for the very qualities that make them interesting too!).
For my part, it barely registers that some may seeing walking their dog er goat might be a bit odd… as it is simply such an ordinary every day occurrence here!
Would ya quit chomping so loud? I can’t hear myself think!
B-b-b-but I can’t help myself – I have a FULL crate!
That’s not fair! Stop hogging & share!
The last guy is a buddy of mine – always hops up to say hello and head butts to get petted. A friendly sort and thoroughly ‘domesticated’ yet still full of spunk and merriment.
Alas what these hapless kids didn’t know is… they are just being fatted for slaughter. Poor deluded tykes!