When things got too rough for this 35-year-old man he didn’t turn to a psychologist for help or medication, he didn’t try to exercise to make himself happy, he decided to become a goat.
Good gosh, this guy needs to get a life, a HUMAN life. Scroll down for video:
He acquired prosthetic goat limbs so he could fit in and even had a fake stomach attached so he could eat grass with his “friends”.
I am literally flabbergasted, it’s a privilege to be human, we are more civilized, intelligent, and overall comfortable than our animal pals. But an insight into why this man decided to become a goat, is VERY entertaining to say the least.
‘Also the goats didn’t seem to like me very much, sometimes I thought they were really going to try and attack me. And they have particularly dangerous horns.
‘But I later realized that they were just letting me know there was a hierarchy, and I should know my place.’
Thwaites said: ‘The best moment was when one of the goats suddenly decided she was going to be my friend, and she just followed me everywhere.
‘She would muzzle me with her nose and like to have me close. The goatherd told me at the end that the herd had accepted me as one of their number – it was a great feeling.’
Thwaites said: ‘When I first had the idea a lot of people called me crazy, but I was fed up with my life anyway and I needed a break. I was jobless and I had a lot of personal problems, and I found everyday life so stressful.’
‘One day I was walking with the dog of a friend and I noticed that the dog just seemed really happy about life, without any worries, and I thought to myself it would be really great to be you for a day.’
But as he was not keen on meat he decided against becoming a dog.
Thwaites said the idea of ‘being an elephant had appealed’ but then he realised they ‘seem to have the same problems we do – they get sad, they get upset and they can even suffer from post-traumatic stress. That was exactly the sort of thing I was trying to get away from.’
Eventually he settled on the idea of being a goat.
He applied for a university grant to study goat psychology and tracked down a goatherd in the village of Wolfenschiessen in Switzerland who was prepared to tolerate him living with his animals as they were being taken to their summer pasture.
Thwaites’ prosthetic ‘goat legs’ were designed with the help of a clinic in Manchester which helps people who have suffered amputations.
The fake goat’s stomach – created with experts from the University of Aberystwyth – was strapped onto his waist and helped him to secretly spit chewed up grass inside without giving the game away to his new hircine chums.
‘I could then strap this bag to my torso and spit chewed up grass into one opening and suck the cultured microbes and volatile fatty acids out another opening like a milkshake, so I can digest them in my true stomach and live off grass in the Alps like a goat,’ he said.
He’s returned to his human form and written a book about all of the immensely “important” things he learned from being a goat that couldn’t have possibly taken place as a human being. WOW, this is funny, what’s wrong with people?!
This has “protected class” written all over it… Transgoated?
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