Wednesday, December 23, 2009

To the farm

<--Hamish the hairy coow

This last stop on my trip was pretty memorable as it was a farm stay. I was looking forward to showing Amos some things he had never seen before (particularly the cows, geese and ducks. He had met a pony in Denmark (he enjoyed rolling in its poo), chooks at our first house in Gero and Alpacas in Perth).

Fortunately a family with young kids arrived, so the farmer took us all on a tour and I listened in on the things he explained to the kids. Upon seeing the bulls and horses, Amos began his embarrassing crying/whining excited/scared sound. He makes the same noise with cats - he's too scared to go close and he doesn't know what to do with them, but he wants to have a sniff.

After a few minutes of this, he began barking, challenging the bulls and horses to a fight.

"you want a piece of me??"

Next came the ducks and geese.
No photos exist of Amos meeting the geese because he took off after them so quickly that they all became a blur. Amos, who has never run so fast, chased the flapping, squarking geese in circles around the farm and I chased him, flapping and yelling. It took a while to catch him and he spent the rest of the stay tied up.