Saturday, August 31, 2019

Animal Crackers - We love you Sandy!

Howdy -

This week we said goodbye to a member of our goat family...  My first bottle baby goat Sandy.

 We knew it was coming, sadly she had a mass on her that was more than likely cancer. I will say she didn't "act" sick very often at all, she never lost her appetite, and she ALWAYS was my sweet loving friendly girl Sandy. But she was getting weaker the last couple of weeks and both Hubby and I knew it was coming. And then she went to sleep one night this last week and that was it. Thankfully she didn't suffer, and even that last day she trotted out to get her breakfast with all the girls and talk to "Dad" as he fed.

She was my very first bottle baby goat. Her Mom Lillie had mastitis and so I became her 24/7 milk .. those first few weeks we became very close those meals 6 times day/night. Then we went to 4.. 3...2 and then once a day. It was almost harder on me than her to stop that last feeding.

And funny... even to the end 7 years later if she saw a green bottle she would run over to see just in case if it was for her.

And man she was a cutie!

 When born I thought she was totally snow white except for that spot on her nose and a couple of other little spots on her legs. But as she grew up tan spots came in.... beautiful.

 She was one of our more talkative girls. And loved to call out to let us know that she was there for us to come love on and give any treats we might have.

We will always love our girl Sandy - and she will always be missed in our goat family.

 But we also know that it was for the best that she fell asleep and went peacefully. It's the hardest part of having so many fur children. The "business" of Ranching... loosing my "stock" is loosing a piece of my heart and a part of our family.

Hope you have a blessed weekend - and hug a furry friend! They are only here for a short time.
HUGS and


Martina said...

Oh, so sad to read about Sandy...what a beautiful baby and goat she was. Too early to lose her :(
HUgs from Austria,

Cheri Burry said...

So sorry to hear about Sandy! It's always hard to loose a fur baby. It sounds like you two bonded and that she had a very happy life with you! She was beautiful! Sending big hugs!

TA Carbone said...

so sorry to hear this. yes now matter what they are our children.

Carol Dee said...

So sorry for your loss. She really was adorable. Big hugs to you and the Mr.

Soaring Eagle said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your "sweet Sandy". She
might be gone, but she will be forever in your heart.

Helen said...

So very sorry for your loss; what a sweetie she was.
Big hugs to you & dad

okienurse said...

Sad to hear about Sandy! It is so hard to lose a loved one! I always try to think of all the joy and love we shared too. I love the memorial to her. I saw that green bottle and I remember you posting photos of her back then! I remember reading the post about you feeding her and a picture of her Mom and sibling. Didn't you hurt your eye that year? I love reading your posts but I am more of a lurker...Once again {{{hugs}}} sorry to hear about Sandy!

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Bye bye Sandy! I'm so sorry for your loss :*(. She will always be in your heart. Big hugs!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog a short while ago and pop in from time to time. Just as family and friends- furry friends are loaned to us for a time--be long or short--we always remember the joy they give and gave us. From that joy we have the strength to face each upcoming day as they live forever in our hearts.