no this goat is not dead (i'm not that sick).......read on and you'll see why i'm laughing.....
on a typical boring sunday afternoon i tune into TLC to watch some mindless t.v. only to discover that Tuckerville is on the air most of the afternoon. For those that do not know this is a reality show on the life of Tanya Tucker famous, notorious country star who has a huge mansion in Tennese and this show follows her and her 3 kids.
on this particular episode we follow her son Grayson and his best friend Lionel, now these two are little hellions when they are together. Grayson has a school project that he needs to do for science class and he chooses to do his research on fainting goats. that's right the goat above has fainted and apparantly fainting goats are a slightly smaller version of the standard goat, who, believe it or not, thanks to a genetic condition called myotonia congenita, actually seem to faint when they are startled. unbelieveable right.
well Grayson and Lionel had to locate a farmer near them who has a whole herd of these things and they get the video tape out (for there project) and ask the farmer questions and all that good stuff to go along with it. now to the good part. the farmer's like just sneek up on em and yell real loud they'll drop just like that.
the first couple of times they did it i did not find it funny, in fact i found it kinda cruel (i am an animal lover). but the more they did it i kinda go giddy. i mean seeing these wee little goats drop and roll on the ground on there backs with there little legs out i began to laugh. like an uncontrolable laugh. i couldn't stop. they would be clumped in an area together and the whole herd of them would drop to the ground like bowling pins. i'm now laughing so hard i'm crying. little rivers of tears are rolling down my cheeks, my sides start to hurt. suddenly hubby comes in from outside and sees me sitting on the couch laughing with tears streaming down my face and i cannot talk all i can muster is a point at the screen. but alas the scene of the fainting goats has ended.
i tried to tell him of the fainting goats but he didn't belive me! he's all like that's not possible. so now i'm all defensive and guess what i showed him cause the commercial was over and there they go again. sadly he didn't quite find it as amuzing as me but he did laugh a little.
i want one!!