Wednesday, June 4, 2008

ABC Wednesday - T is for These and Those, This and That

THESE tantalize. My mind is betwixt and between. Are they art or out-of-work mannequins?

THESE large, colorful flowers are made of tissue paper. A few days later after an evening of misty rain, although somewhat wilted, the flowers still decorated the motorcycle. I didn't take a photo that day, though.

THIS is the truth.
MultCo Animal Control/ photo

UPDATED TO ADD: If the photo is not here or if you'd like to be able to see the video,

click here. I think it's so neat that Jim and Neva have already seen the story on their local morning news!

Goat takes ride on TriMet bus, by TERESA BLACKMAN, Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A goat somehow hitched a ride on a Portland bus Monday night, surprising TriMet officials and her owner, who was baffled about how she got there.

Mike Oswald with Multnomah County Animal Control said the goat was “taken into custody by transit police for lack of proper fare” after it was spotted on the bus.

Someone actually called 9-1-1 to report the sneaky passenger on bus route # 14. TriMet security officers said they think the goat stepped onto the bus just before 10 p.m., at the corner of 94th and SE Foster.

TriMet police got a good chuckle and spread the word that “an unauthorized kidd” was riding the bus alone.

Animal Control is caring for the bus-hopping goat.

The 35-pound goat was eventually captured without incident and taken to Multnomah County Animal Services in Troutdale. Employees were trying to find its owner, including through searches on Craigslist. They said the female Pygmy goat had a black collar with a yellow tag on it, but the tag was so worn, it was impossible to read.

But as it turned out, it was the goat's brief moment of fame that brought out her owner. The goat's family saw the story on KGW-TV's noon newscast and quickly called Animal Control to claim her.

The goat's name is Poppy and she was a recent gift to a SE Portland resident who said it was unclear how the goat got out of a gate.

Poppy seemed to take the whole day in stride, chomping on hay and grain at the shelter before she was reunited with her owner.

THAT is a tiger cub with his handler and Bruce Sussman, local weatherman from the local CBS affiliate, doing a live remote from the Rose Festival Waterfront Village.

If you're of a mind to, please go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place for loads of other ABC Wednesday blogs! Look at the list of links per Mr. Linky.


photowannabe said...

Fun choices for the letter T. I love the Truth story about the goat.
That appears to be a fiesty tiger cub.

Ackworth Born said...

The flowers on the bike are my favourite.
The pic of the goat appears to have been deleted

Abraham Lincoln said...

I really like the baby tiger cub.

Jim said...

They just did the goat story on our local morning news here. I though that goat didnt wander on the bus, Lynette smuggled on in her roller bag.

Neva said...

They just did the goat on our morning news as well....what a hoot! glad it found its owner!
Mine is up here and here.

WendyB said...

I love the motorcycle with flowers.

Liz said...

I'm impressed that the flowers are still in good condition despite a little rain.

And those mannequins are so weird!

RuneE said...

With your title, you should have covered more or less everything (even the goat!)

ellen b said...

What a fun T post Lynette! That goat story is hilarious. We used to decorate the wedding party cars with tissue paper flowers in the 60's and early 70's. Fun times...

Texas Travelers said...

Great goat story. It was on statewide Texas news this morning. Fun Post. We lived in Borger for 20 years before moving back to Ft. Worth.

George Townboy said...

Great post! I had a couple of goats ... they can be mischievous, lol.

Louis la Vache said...

What a fun post! "Louis" is glad he stopped by!

At San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, "Louis" continued the theme of his "S" post with the "T" post. HERE is how he did it.

Chuck Pefley said...

I ran across one of these "tape" created torsos recently in Seattle. Very creative.