Whilst I'm visiting Colin in hospital and when he is awake enough, I encourage him to drink as otherwise he sleeps through the offer of drinks and indeed, meals! Beware - those of you visiting, Colin has to have thickened liquids and pureed foods. And, when he's got his eyes open, he is not always awake - certainly not awake enough to swallow!!
Now about that goat....someone very kindly brought around a petrol driven goat which ate as much as it could - and had severe indigestion afterwards!! But the lawns looked a great deal better!