Julius Caesar’s Goat

Great Caesar’s goat! What’s that smell? Oh wait, it’s … Julius Caesar’s goat.

Butter stinks so bad that armies flee at the merest whiff of him. No one understands how Caesar can bear to be near this pungent pet, let alone cuddling up with Queen Cleopatra. She might be beautiful, but she uses Siberian wolfs’ wee for perfume and rancid donkey milk for bathwater!

No one knows that Caesar lost his sense of smell as a boy. And they’re certainly not going to risk telling him that his goat and his girlfriend stink!

Dick King-Smith site illustration