An email arrived yesterday describing a new Origami Goat YouTube tutorial. The lovely design, by Peterpaul Forcher, captured my interest immediately.
The goat made me think of dear Uncle Rudy who passed a few years ago.
When Uncle Rudy was a youngster, growing up in Trinidad & Tobago, he had an incredible business idea.
He saved money from odd jobs until he could buy a goat. Then, he sold the goat’s milk which was far more nutritious than cow’s milk and highly desired.
Every morning before school, he would milk the goat and sell it in the village. Soon he had enough money to buy multiple goats and expand his business thereby helping to provide for his family.
Uncle Rudy finished high school and won a scholarship to study Pharmacy in Canada. He saved just enough funds to pay for passage on a freighter and with one small suitcase set out for the interior of Canada.
Catching rides overland, Uncle Rudy made his way to the university. He worked at night to support himself, and studied during the day – often falling asleep in class due to exhaustion. His fellow students pitched in to provide him with Winter clothing.
Eventually, Uncle Rudy earned his pharmaceutical degree. He would go on to become a doctor and then a much beloved orthopedic surgeon in Ottawa, Ontario.
The Origami Goat took me over an hour to fold. While the instruction video is excellent, be forewarned; the folding is quite extensive.