Mountain Goats of the Gas-N-Gulp

From the highest peaks of the beer cooler to the treacherous Cheeto dust-covered crags of the snack aisle, this is their domain, where they roam in search of food without preservatives. Often they must search for days on end, all the while keeping a precarious balance in a world where the slightest misstep could send them plunging into the icy depths of the frozen foods display.

You’ll be in deep Kacca then, lemmie tell you.

Guess we know who owns the Ram Van parked out front, Sharon H.

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26 thoughts on “Mountain Goats of the Gas-N-Gulp

  1. Kar January 4, 2018 / 9:49 am

    Really want to know the back story here. Wonder what country. Use Cyrillic letters apparently.

      • Ricky's Mom January 5, 2018 / 7:22 am

        Good find!

        Google Translator makes an interesting attempt at the story:

        On the eve of the evening an unusual “buyer” ran into the shopping pavilion on Leningradskaya Street and climbed the refrigerator.

        – A friend of a friend in the store for 1.5 hours on the fridges stood a goat. I did not let him in, wanted to feed me, I did not harm him, I did not break anything, – Olga Neradovskaya told the social network.

        The sellers called the policemen, but by the time they arrived, the goat from the store had escaped. Almost immediately after that, residents of the house on Leningradskaya Street 77 called the police and reported that the goat was walking around with them.

        The police caught the animal and gave it to the district police officer for “storage”, and later, at the request of law enforcement officers, a contact zoo employee on Okruzhnoe shosse arrived at the goat. That the funky animal could be safely transported to a new place of residence, he had to inject the drug, after which the goat fell asleep.

        – The animal is under stress. And, at least, a week will be in this condition. Ate, drank, now asleep, gaining strength. We have a goat, a goat and one goat in the zoo, who recently had kids. They are all Anglo-Nubian breeds. This – the “courtyard”. Later we will introduce him to our brethren, while we can not. He needs to get away from the shock, – told Newsvo in the contact zoo.

        So the “star” of the social network has found a new home. Note that the owners of the goat did not appear.

        • allein 🐾 January 5, 2018 / 9:41 am

          So, if I’m translating the translation correctly, the goat left the store before police got there, was found down the street walking around someone’s yard, was tranquilized so he could be transported elsewhere, and was taken in by a petting zoo who will introduce him to the rest of their goats once he has had time to rest and recover. The original owners did not come to claim him.

          (On first reading I thought he had escaped from the zoo in the first place but it seems not.)

  2. Faye January 4, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Hey! Grab me a Dove Bar!

    • allein 🐾 January 4, 2018 / 11:23 am

      Are they made with goat’s milk?

      • Faye January 4, 2018 / 1:34 pm

        I’m allergic. I hallucinate on goat products.
        All cow.

        • Ricky's Mom January 5, 2018 / 7:23 am

          As long as they’re not made with doves.

          • Faye January 5, 2018 / 9:56 am

            Nope! No feathers involved.

          • allein 🐾 January 5, 2018 / 10:17 am

            Doves have milk?


  3. Ricky's Mom January 4, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Of course I had to look this up. KACCA, or касса, means tickets in Russian; probably metro tickets are sold at the store’s counter. The words is pronounced pretty much like Spanish casa, and is related to words meaning “cash” in other languages.

    None of this explains the goat.

    • Ricky's Mom January 4, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Not just “cash,” apparently, but also something like cashier, or checkout (as in a supermarket checkout counter). So the sign may mean cashier. But I can see how a metro ticket office with a cash drawer might have a related name. Etymology is fun! (Especially on a blowy, snowy day.)

      • Emsthemonster January 4, 2018 / 11:33 am

        I think it means the checkout where you pay, be it at a supermarket or a ticket office. (And it is read as Kassa as cyrillic “c” is “s”)

        • Clairdelune January 4, 2018 / 11:42 am

          Which in Italian is”Cassa”, that is, Cashier. I don’t think the origin is Latin, offhand I cannot think of a possible Latin word; most likely it’s Greek. Yes, etymology IS fun!

          • Ricky's Mom January 4, 2018 / 3:14 pm

            No, it’s definitely Latin, as one would expect in Italian.

            Etymology: < French casse ‘a box, case, chest, to carrie or kepe wares in, also a Marchants cash or counter’ (Cotgrave), or its source Italian cassa ‘a chest,..also, a merchants cashe or counter’ (Florio 1598) < Latin capsa coffer, case n.1 Modern French has caisse, Spanish caxa, Portuguese caixa: the phonetic history of the English word is not clear; the earliest known instances have cash; the sense ‘money’ also occurs notably early, seeing that it is not in the other languages.

            Source: OED

            cash (n.)
            1590s, "money box;" also "money in hand, coin," from Middle French caisse "money box" (16c.), from Provençal caissa or Italian cassa, from Latin capsa "box" (see case (n.2)); originally the money box, but by 18c. the secondary sense of the money in it became sole meaning. Cash-crop is attested from 1831; cash-flow from 1954; the mechanical cash-register "machine for automatically recording the sums of money deposited in it" is from 1878.

            Like many financial terms in English (bankrupt, etc.), it has an Italian heritage. Not related to (but influencing the form of) the colonial British cash "Indian monetary system, Chinese coin, etc.," which is from Tamil kasu, Sanskrit karsha, Sinhalese kasi.

            Source: Online Etymology Dictionary.

    • allein 🐾 January 4, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      Apparently there’s a town called Kacca in Malta..

  4. Ricky's Mom January 4, 2018 / 11:17 am
    • Laura January 4, 2018 / 11:23 am

      There are times when just accepting what’s happening is the best policy, no matter how weird it may be. Like mountain goats and horses in corner shops. I mean, why not? They probably like the snacks, too. (?????)

    • Clairdelune January 4, 2018 / 11:36 am

      Amazing!! Beautiful sound, handsome player, and music-loving horses. I could spend a whole day there.

    • Emsthemonster January 4, 2018 / 11:38 am

      Oh horsey is checking how many calories her favorite snack has or the added salt.
      Omg how much monosodium glutamate in just one packet, she might think 🙂

      • debg January 4, 2018 / 12:51 pm

        It’ll go straight to her hips.

        • Emsthemonster January 4, 2018 / 1:28 pm

          🙂 Yes, the same happened to me during the winter holiday.

  5. birdlady26 January 4, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    Ummm…… Bring your goat (or horse) to work day?

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