Thank you for all your comments about which embroidery method to use on the knitted mandala. The balance of opinion seems to be with outlining the green, so I’ll go with that. :-)
Anyway, it’s been bothering me, ever since a recent outdoorsy blog post. Merely mentioning The Pig Who Says Woof wasn’t enough, was it? You need audiovisual proof, don’t you, you discerning critics of animal weirdness? So the Toddler Twinnage and I returned to the donkey sanctuary, this time accompanied by the Stoic Spouse. We stroked some donkeys, and the Stoic Spouse was followed with unnerving devotion by the attention-seeking goat, an animal that showed such intense longing for my husband that I was forced, ultimately, to take her aside and read her the riot act about how there are only two of us in this marriage, thank you very much:-
Still she trailed after the Stoic Spouse, nuzzling his knees with wide-eyed yearning as often as he’d permit.
Which was alarmingly often.
Anyway, there is good news and there is bad, regarding the Pig Who Says Woof:-
The good news is that I have video footage of this phenomenon. :-)
The bad news is that I can’t upload video to this blog at present. :-( So here’s a compromise: I’ve put the vid on this blog’s Facebook page (thetwistedyarn, if you’re looking for it). Please go look! :-) YOU’LL HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN ABOUT 4 POSTS ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND IT, BUT IT’S THERE, I PROMISE.
With sincere apologies to those who care passionately about animals being bonkers, but who don’t frequent Facebook. I understand your pain. I appreciate that your unrequited yearning is akin to Attention-Seeking Goat’s lust for the Stoic Spouse’s knees. Or something. And I can offer you only this: SORRY.
Right, wasn’t I supposed to be getting on with some knitting?