Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The gnu, the yak and the pot bellied pig.
The rodeo comes to town.
There's a contented gnu lying on the patch of grass outside the vets office . It's surrounded by three equally contented yaks. In the empty lot behind the hardware store there's a Vietnamese pot bellied pig and four Shetland ponies. A camel grazes on the trees planted along the avenue leading to the supermarket car park.
'' Do you think they keep the animals chained up ? " I ask. 'The font' looks at another camel wandering into the open doors of the garage where the local undertaker keeps his hearse. ' Doesn't look like it ' comes the reply .