article in slate.com. I want to live in Jon Katz's farm, "Bedlam Farm" – but I don't want to be a person living there, I want to be one of the non-human residents. like the ever-watchful catcher-of-the mice, Mother the tortoishell cat. or the amorous bull, Elvis. or like the impertinent goats featured today.
from later in the article : My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish. Unlike cows, they are not accepting. Unlike sheep, they are smart. Unlike donkeys, they are intrusive. Unlike dogs, they are useless, except to annoy me (also just like the guests on cable talk shows).