galloping goat by jantan

galloping goat

this shot is a filler from last month. Too cold and rainy today to find much desire for outdoor photography, and I seem to have exhausted my inspiration for indoor shots at the moment. Anyway, it's filler Friday so there you go.

Well, I seem to have cracked it with the dog barking in the middle of the night situation. She slept like a baby at the top of the stairs - hooray!! When the weather warms up and the fox that keeps disturbing her gets back to eating rabbits rather than sunflower seeds that have fallen off the bird table she can go back to sleeping in the kitchen. All I need to do now is sort out my own lack of ability to sleep beyond 5am and I'll be laughing.

A dull day of chores, followed by our usual Friday night quick drink at the pub, followed by homemade meatballs baked in a rich cheese sauce. I used some very strong (smelly!) cheddar in the sauce so they were wholeheartedly rejected by Angus in favour of a piece of toast. Such a rewarding job, being a mother.......

When he got in from work Graham told me that "that pheasant of yours" had been causing mayhem in the neighbourhood. I guessed that he was talking about the one that hangs about under the bird feeder, although I don't actually have any recollection of making claims as to its ownership. Apparently, it had just flown straight through a closed window of the house opposite. After hearig the sounds of breaking glass coming from upstairs, the owners had gone up to find a panic-stricken pheasant in their daughter's bedroom. They shooed it downstairs and opened a door to let it out. It promptly flew straight across the road and through the closed window of our next door neighbours' house.

So, much sweeping up of glass and boarding up of windows ensued. You couldn't make it up really. The street looks a bit like we are re-living the blitz.

Good shot - did you get out of the way in time?
March 16th, 2013  
Sounds like the pheasant has a death wish...can't keep flying thru glass and stay whole! Wow...very bizarre.
Love your goat though..he/she is very cute.
March 16th, 2013  
@glenmoor on that occasion I did Julian, tho I can't claim that that has always been the case. My legs are usually covered in bruises.
March 16th, 2013  
Love the goat action shot, and always love hearing about the local happenings, including the pheasant break-in.
March 16th, 2013  
Very cool Jan! Fav
March 16th, 2013  
So cute!
March 16th, 2013  
Suicidal tendencies!! Its a bit like when the dog misbehaves.....always and YOUR dog/child, delete as applicable!! Great charging shot!
March 16th, 2013  
Ooh !! Jan you make me crease with your stories , & I look foreward to your daily episode !! Are you sure you haven't been feeding the pheasant poppy seeds ?? And now to the shot of the rampant goat !! This again makes me smile seeing a well fed goat galloping towards you --glad you did not stand in the way of those horns & end the daily speal !!
March 16th, 2013  
Great capture and detail,
March 16th, 2013  
Brilliant capture and a Fav Jan. You sound like you're having fun with the pheasant! He needs to go to specsavers I think!
March 16th, 2013  
So funny. What with donks braying all across the village and the kamikaze pheasant, I feel you should be writing stories about your village and the animals and publishing them!
March 16th, 2013  
A wonderful action shot,love it!!
March 16th, 2013  
It sounds like scenes from an English TV series I watched long ago - something to do with a vet! Made my morning, it did, reading this! Instead of sheep, you could count goats?
March 16th, 2013  
Where have I heard that before when things go wrong ...your dog, your cat your idea!!!!! Sounds like bedlam , I hope YOUR poor pheasant is OK!! At least it didn't wake the dog!
March 16th, 2013  
Excellent capture. Really cool!
March 16th, 2013  
beautiful bw... he is such a cutie!
March 17th, 2013  
Love this - looks as if he is having a nice frolic.
March 17th, 2013  
@maggiemae thanks Maggie. The TV thing was 'All creatures great and small'. Ahhh they don't make them like that any more.
March 17th, 2013  
This is just wow, I can se how fast he runs, greate capture :)
March 17th, 2013  
Brilliant action shot... and as ever thoroughly enjoyed the write up, especially the adventures of "your" (typical man thing to say!) pheasant .... guess it must be a pheasant revolt.... could even make the news headlines..... lol!!! Fav.. fav... fav ♥♥
March 17th, 2013  
Love the action shot!
March 17th, 2013  
I love your stories! I'm laughing as I read about your pheasant wreaking havoc in your neighbourhood. Keep 'em coming, it's a great way to start my day!
March 17th, 2013  
What a fabulously handsome goat. will have to fav
March 17th, 2013  
JH
Oh bloody hell. You got the dog sleeping through already...?!
March 17th, 2013  
Lovely action shot xx
March 17th, 2013  
Oooohhh - such a cute shot! Pheasants are not the brightest.... I made a chicken paella tonight that Adam has eaten happily umpteen times and he made a right fuss and said he didn't like it (ate it though so he must have because you could never accuse him of forcing food down). Happily we have his friend staying this week and he eats anything I give him and I have to make lots of veggies specially!!
March 18th, 2013  
LOL very funny story about the pheasant... Shouldn't laugh really, but you can't predict it!
March 22nd, 2013  
Oh Goodness! Such excitement...a galloping goat and a rampaging pheasant. At least the dog has quieted down, eh?
We must be thankful for small miracles. ;-)

LOVE this shot of your cute little goat, even though he looks a bit dangerous when in full-on charge mode. LOL

I can't wait to find out what 'your' pheasant does next.
April 2nd, 2013  
I had to sneak back and fav this guy. Such a character. LOL
April 6th, 2013  
@jo13 100mm lens
August 2nd, 2013  
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