The Omani Goats
I love goats. They’re smelly, curious creatures that nibbles on practically anything, but they’re cute. I had posted about the goats I’d photograph at a farm in Sharjah few months ago. Today, I’m posting about their neighbors—the Omani goats. While the Emirati goats were living happily (or so they seemed) within the safe confines of their fences, their Omani friends can be found roaming freely around town.
I have never thought that the day would come where I’d be very excited to post about goats. This is what happens when one stays in the city for so long. But photographing Omani goats was so much fun. They’re everywhere. Even on mountain tops that are barren.
Or maybe they just love the view from up there. They move in groups so that if one of them climbs up some mountain, the rest of the gang follows suit. Reminds me of some women who do not go to the restroom alone; they have to go in groups.
Anyway, have you seen the Lion King? Simba climbs up a pointy rock to rule the jungle. He chooses the location for two reasons: the view is great, and the wind blows nicely so that his mane flows gorgeously (in slow motion) while the cameras roll. Well, some Omani goats believe they are Simba.
Can you spot the-goat-who-thinks-it-is-Simba in the picture above?
And does this post even have a point?