Which I suppose brings me to the story of the shoats. I have been asked how we West Indians can tell the difference between goats and sheep. Apparently our sheep, living in the tropics as they do, have no wool and are indistinguishable from goats to those of our visitors who live in northern climes. I have had pleasure in clearing up the confusion. I could have told about the goat's tail which sticks out horizontal to the ground, or sometimes sticks straight up. The sheep's tail hangs down. Or, I could have given instructions about how to jump on the animal, wrestle it to the ground, and look for cloven hooves. Instead, I have explained that we don't have to distinguish them. The two have long hybridised and now we have only shoats. This information has been known to leave a big impression.