I recall with fondness our yellow Labrador, Shandy; my primary school best friend's tabby cat Tiger; and even one of the McCrum's idiosyncratic pets, Floppy the Nubian goat
ANIMAL MAGIC: Jacob Swainson, five, Lauren Nicholson, three and Jessica Swainson, eight, with an Anglo Nubian goat
5 year old Einir Rowlands from Cwm Tir Mynach, Bala, feeding a Anglo Nubian goat
Cathexis cites the following behaviors -- heretofore considered unremarkable by psychiatrists -- as evidence of Napoleon's borderline personality disorder: his frequent screaming fits when his wife Josephine refused to spoon-feed him at state dinners; his reckless impulsiveness, evidenced by reports that the diminutive commander snuck up behind his lieutenants with a tiding crop and a croissant and delivered what he called "les tromps de la guerre;" his fear of being abandoned and unloved, which predictably enough caused lifelong bedwetting and an urge to control everybody, everywhere, all the time; and his periodic delusions of grandeur, during which he repeatedly claimed to be a 6'8" Nubian goat
herder sent to France on a secret mission for the Sun God.
There also will be a Nubian goat
named Kissimee at the youth fair, along with a horse named Stormy, a Hereford named Oreo, a lamb named Buttercup and the piglets of a half-ton hog named Mischief, among many additional animals.
The British Goat Society Breed Challenge Certificate for the Best Anglo Nubian Goat
that has borne a kid:
2 -- color) All of the animals at The Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita, including Nubian goat
Bambi, right, were rescued animals.
Vicki Hardy and her Anglo Nubian goat
, Saffron took first prize in the goat contest, which only returned to Honley Show in 2010.
Beals' son, Eliot Beals of Wayland, walk with Gunther, a Nubian goat
, along one of the trails at Beals Preserve in Southboro Sunday.
1 -- color in SAC edition only) Sydney, a Nubian goat
, watches over her playful young kid Monday in the barnyard at Magic Mountain in Valencia.
2) A nubian goat
lets off steam during recent cold weather at Heifer International's Overlook Farm in Rutland.
Photo: (1) Joann Hall of Burbank visits her daughter's Nubian goat
Saturday at the San Fernando Valley Fair, held through today in Burbank.