Sunday, 3 October 2010

Billy Goat Stuff!

I was minded today of an incident from the past.  The memory was triggered by Andrew on his Granny Buttons blog who has published a picture of a "Guard Goat" that he took a few years ago. My story is also from a few years ago and goes something like this.  Alan who is an old friend of mine had his own fabrication business based in Doncaster. There they kept a large Billy Goat on site, who's main job was to keep the grass and other herbage round the car park in check.

One day a sales representative calls in unannounced to try and sell his wares. Alan suggests to the sales representative that he might want to move his car as it was close to where the goats shed was and Billy was not tethered up. The sales representative declined saying it would not be a problem. He then followed Alan into the workshop. However, on his return he found that his car was quite extensively damaged. The old Billy goat on seeing his own reflection in the door panels had tried to head butt the interloper.

This was not the first time that this had happened.

Another charming trick the old Billy used to do was to eat cigarette ends that were still lit. He was also known to be an excellent guard goat after closing time. The local police when things were a bit quiet would have a bit of fun with their new recruits by getting them to enter the workshop yard of an evening to check for intruders. 

They did this without telling the new recruits about Billy. However, his most vile trick was to twist himself round to "obtain a mouthful of his own urine" which he would then spit at anyone he took a dislike to. Whenever Billy twisted round everyone started running - I think Billy the kid was just taking the piss!


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