Yesterday Dr. Sarah came to give the goats their annual shots.
Hello Boys, said Dr. Sarah.
Pip smiled. Caper wagged his tail.
The Goat Maid said, Dr. Sarah, please be honest with me. Do you think that the goats are overweight?
Dr. Sarah felt behind Pip’s elbows. I can feel a rib, she said.
Dr. Sarah felt along Caper’s back. I can feel the hipbone, she said.
She felt Pip’s belly. He does still have a thick winter coat, she said, and stood up.
These goats are not fat, said Dr. Sarah.
Pip looked at Caper. That’s what I told the Goat Maid, he said.
So did I, said Caper.
Do you think that the Goat Maid will feed us more? said Pip.
No, said Caper. The Goat Maid doesn’t listen.
She never does, does she? said Pip.
The goat boys watched Dr. Sarah’s truck disappear down the driveway.
But we could try asking again, said Pip.
Let’s, said Caper. You never know.