Well, that is why you can turn to Larainy, who will fill your well shaped cranium with the important news you missed during the past few days.
On the International Scene:
AP's Veronika Oleksyn reports from Laufen, Germany: When Regina Mayer's parents dashed her hopes of getting a horse, the resourceful 15-year-old didn't sit in her room and sulk. Instead, she turned to a cow called Luna to make her riding dreams come true. Hours of training, and tons of treats, cajoling and caresses later, the results are impressive: not only do the two regularly go on long rides through the southern German countryside, they do jumps over a makeshift hurdle of beer crates and painted logs.
Now when I look at this photo I think "No way in Sam Hill that cow is going to make it over that jump, but I do admire pluck, and this cowgirl has pluck. She is naive if she thinks she is ever going to get a horse though, because now her parents are saying "Ja! Jetzt werden wir sie ein Pferd nie kaufen müssen!" Yea! Now we'll never have to buy her a horse!)
On the Local Scene:
WHITE MOUNTAIN INDEPENDENT - The animal control officer responded to a residence after a report that dogs attacked a man's goats on March 25.
When he arrived, he saw six dogs in the complainant's goat pen eating on a dead goat they had killed. The complainant said he hadn't seen the attack but all the dogs were in the pen eating the goat. The officer impounded six male dogs, all of whom had blood on them and took them to the shelter. They were a red and white boxer shepherd mix, a black heeler mix, a white and black heeler mix, a black terrier mix with white paws, a tan and white Shih-tzu mix and a white chihuahua mix wearing a green sweater.
Now Larainy cannot read a heart rending article like that without outrage at the shoddy investigation. Questions abound:
- Who was the canine ringleader?
- Why the obvious prejudicial language, i.e. identifying each suspect as "mix"?
- What about motive?
- Was there any attempt to find out if the goat was a provocateur?
- Was it only a scapegoat?
- Since there is no mention of breaking and entering, was it an inside job?
- Why was the Chihuahua wearing a sweater?
Don't worry. I've got my best undercover pig on the case.