Has any one every "gotten your goat"? There a lot who have gotten mine but I will not go into that today. What I did dig into was how that saying got started. The origins of common sayings is something I always wonder about. I looked it up in my "Reader's Digest book titled "IMPNDERABLES". I really have enjoyed that old book I bought at the flea market. Anyway, it used to be the practice to keep a race horse (or any high spirited horse) calm by putting a goat into the stall with the horse. Its presence usually kept the horse calm. It seemed that sometimes an owner of a rival horse would sneak in and take the goat out of the stall to supposedly upset the other horse hoping it would make it perform below its standard in the upcoming race.
Have you ever milked a cow by hand? I have, but it has been years ago. Now, why are most cows milked from their right side? When using milking machines, any side is used. About the only thing I can think of or find on that subject is that most people are right handed and by milking the cow from the right gives more free space for the promenant hand. Now, I am wondering agian, do left handed farmers milk cows from the cows left side? I wonder, wonder why. . . Now, it is a little late for milking cows, but do what ever you enjoy and have a great day, you hear?