Attention – Meet Sherman T. Potter
Ever wondered why goats are referred to as Great Of All Time? Well, the short answer is you only need to spend time with them, and you will see. Little Sherman T. Potter is no exception.
Like so many little kids who have caused us to shout “in-coming” of late, little Sherman was found all alone. Frightened and scared after his herd had moved on, his loving mumma spooked by the suburban encroachment on what was once good goaty digs.
Unlike his namesake from the hit TV series M.A.S.H, our Sherman T. Potter is more than happy to play second fiddle to the “I’ll find hijinks anywhere” Trapper John. Although never too far from his hoof, Sherman pitter-patters along in his endearing way, reminding us all that it really is the little things, or rather beings, in life who count.
The wee Sherman loves cuddles just like a baby, although he missed his dear mumma sorely like any babe would in those vital first days of life. So strong was his grief that on arrival he refused to drink, holding out this resolve for well over a week. Without the multiple-times-a-day stomach tubing of life-sustaining milk, the little guy would have surely perished.
And then, from nowhere, he made peace with the world and now looks as feverishly forward to his bottle as his buddies, Trapper John, Hot Lips and Masha do.
That this little troupe are indeed the Greatest Of All Time – in their ability to show us how to love life to the fullest, to pluck joy out of fresh air and spring our empathy into action – really does command our attention.
This, too, serves as a potent reminder of what becomes of you when you open not just your mind but your heart to the fact that the seemingly powerless are not just precious, but powerful beyond measure!
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