Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day 6:

Did I say I didn't like "stuffed" animals? Well, I don't really get along that well with real animals either. And today was all about animals. Isabelle, Macie and I walked to the mechanic to pick up our car (it was a beautiful day for a walk), but it was about 2 miles, so I told Isabelle if she did it I would take her somewhere special. She did awesome- didn't complain once. So, I took her to a petting zoo that I read about in the paper. It was set up between the Kohl's and the Herbergers Department Store just down the road (I know random- life in suburbia). It was just in a tent and I was glad to be on the outside and let Isabelle and Mace feed the probably inhumanely treated goats, sheep, and donkey from behind the fence. But Ponsi noticed that you could go in the pen with the goats and the sheep and so I conceded to go in and figured I could get some cute pictures of the girls with the cute little goats. But these animals were crazy. I don't think they got fed except for the pellets that kids buy out of the dispenser things. And they know that when you come there, that is normally what you do. And I did. We gave out two rounds of gross pellet food, but apparently that is not good enough for the gluttonous little goats. This goat (with horns) comes up to me--looking at me with crazy eyes--bullying me to hand over food. And I didn't have any food left and by the look in his eyes he did not seem to believe me. Then the goat jumped up on me--it jumped on me!!!! I was freaking out. I grabbed Ronsi, who was a little freaked out herself by that point and then we had to drag Macie out who was just looooovvvvving being in the middle of the pen with the crazy goats. She was seriously so mad to be leaving. I will no longer visit petting zoos that let you in with the animals. I will only say hello from the outside.




Macie and her goats...she is so nuts!!!!



Isabelle also got to go on a pony ride at her Scooter's Carnival tonight (Tori was feeling anti-animal today--she must get that from me)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW! A petting zoo and a carnival? On a Wednesday? Your state is really poppin'. I am glad the goats didn't attack you to severely. I can't believe Ronsi walked 2 miles without complaining. What a great kid. Gretchen Jr.

From: Becky

Isn't it your turn on scrabulous?

Full of JOY said...

i like the picture of jamie on the horse more...HAHA!! and p.s. i could have DRIVEN you to the mechanic!! hello! call me about these things!!!

Amy said...

I feel like you are doing a lot of fun activities with the girls while Jamie is away.... Or maybe you are always taking them to fun places on a daily basis... maybe I need to take some lessons from you and take Silas to more interesting places than our front yard and the park.

Chaz & Kari Dull said...

ok that is crazy!! the goat must have wanted to eat you.

Anonymous said...

No, "Butts" about it, the goat story is great! Sue

Marissa said...

Just yesterday (Wednesday) I was driving thru the Southtown parking lot and saw the tent (didn't know what was in it) I thought to myself, "I wonder if they're having the petting zoo anytime soon... Gretchen should take the girls there" They actually used to have it in the strip mall, but the area they used is no longer there.

Tara said...

"Macie and the Crazy Goats"

That could be a children's book! =)