Then I completely lucked out and met a pair of fainting goats.
If you have not heard of fainting goats, here is a YouTube video that explains what they are all about.
The two I met were well rounded, exposed to everything, just-go-ahead-and-try-to-scare-me, goats named Boomer and Indigo. Fainting goats don't actually faint or lose consciousness at all during these episodes. Due to a congenital medical condition (myotonia congenita), the goat's muscles tense up when they are startled or excited.
Boomer and Indigo are VEEERRRRYYY attached to their Mom. So much so, they do not really need to be leashed, as they follow her around. When I met them they were in the midst of barking dogs, and people they didn't know and it did not phase them one bit. In fact, nothing really startled them. Well, except one little incident when they were crossing over a foot bridge and Boomer picked just that moment to fall over stiff-legged and, yep, off the bridge into the water. He had a cast of thousands there to rescue him, however. He crossed the bridge after that just fine and happily munched nature's goodies on the other side.
When I met them I immediately knew that goat facial expressions were meant to make us smile. Goats, I think, are natural comics.
Then there is Indigo. A little more subdued and named for blue eyes, Indigo wasn't as curious about my camera, and didn't have as many facial expressions as Boomer, but definitely stood very still for photos.
I am sure we need to move along to the blog circle and more "Comic" interpretations. This is a wide open theme, and I can't wait to see how others decided to attack it! This week we are starting with Darlene of Pant The Town Pet Photography, serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Smile, enjoy, and have a great weekend!