Tuesday, July 08, 2008

As if we didn't know Mother Nature is a sick, sick woman...

This is for Emily, who earlier today was saddened at the paucity of fainting goat posts on The Park Bench. Enjoy!



And while we're making fun of neurologically challenged animals, here's a BONUS video of Rusty, the narcoleptic dachshund!

8 comments:

emily said...

Thanks :-) I do love those fainting goats. Here's to myotonia awareness!

Rusty elicited the collective "Awwwww" in this household from everyone but me...because (sorry, Rusty) I was laughing my ass off.

onepinkshoe said...

I laughed SO HARD at the fainting goats. I have never seen or heard about that video, thanks for posting it!

Shan said...

That's hysterical. How did I go 4 decades without realizing that "fainting goats" existed? Cute, funny, and apparently harmless to the goats themselves (unless we assume they are being chased by a mountain lion, like Kim Bauer, or something). I anxiously await the regular feature "This Week in Fainting Goats."

Liz said...

Don't worry, Emily. I laugh my ass off at Rusty every time I see that, too. I love that he's just frolicking along and then, BAM, he takes a header right into the grass. At least he's low to the ground, right?

Onepinkshoe, welcome to the world of fainting goats! :)

Shan, thank you for combining fainting goats, mountain lions and Kim Bauer. I think there's a short story there somewhere. I have to tell you, "24" never disappointed me more than when Kim didn't get eaten by that mountain lion.

The Husband said...

Dirty Jobs had Mike working at a fainting goat sanctuary or something one time. Pretty good TV.

The Modern Gal said...

Somehow the largest concentration of fainting goats ended up in my homestate and I feel it's my duty to inform you that there's a festival honoring them:

http://www.critterhaven.com/goatfestival/default.htm

I wonder, can one fake narcolepsy? I'd love a good excuse to just conk out in the middle of whatever I'm doing.

Liz said...

Modern Gal, you are my hero. A whole festival devoted to the critters! Tennessee is calling me....

And heck yeah, feigned narcolepsy could be really, really handy. Probably not for getting out of traffic tickets, but I think it would be helpful in pretty much any other situation.

Miss Grace said...

Those goats are funny enough to make up for the fact that one of my coworkers is wearing a perfume that as far as I can tell is Eau de Tijuana Hooker.