When I fell over in the snow the sheep didn’t fall about laughing, they were just perplexed — couldn’t work it out. They know, you see, that humans are vertical creatures (everyone knows that!) Horizontal humans just don’t make sense — it’s unthinkable.
When we humans have our preconceived notions challenged, when a paragon of respectability is caught with his trousers down or a judge is spotted slumped in a corner with a glass in his hand and his wig skew-wiff, we giggle and move on. A sense of humour helps us think the unthinkable, it is great, it helps us accept the apparently unacceptable and we enjoy it. I think that’s part of what it’s all about — broadening our minds!
Poor sheep: no sense of humour and they still can’t get their heads around it.