Saturday, November 2, 2019

Animal Crackers - The Sweetest Goat - Jill

Howdy -

Even when you see it coming it isn't easy. We lost Miss Jill this week. Earlier in the week Hubby and I discussed that Jill wasn't doing well and the colder weather was really effecting her. Friday morning Hubby and I were watching her eat breakfast, and decided that we would pull her out and see about a heat lamp and privacy to see if maybe it would make her feel a little better, but we both knew what was coming. Then just a couple hours later she was gone. My miracle goat... was now gone.

We were told she wouldn't make it through the night years back. Her baby was stuck sideways and nearly killed her when the vet was trying to remove it and save her. She survived and gave us years more of loving. But by our choice no more babies to risk her.

One of her first photos... Her Mom, Lillie - and twins Jack and Jill. 

So adorable!

She was such a proud little one that first day she learned to jump on the huts and then jump off... We sat and watched her do it a hundred times before she was totally worn out and fell asleep next to her Mom.

 She gave us some beautiful babies - And again lots of love.

 We are going to miss her terribly - There are so many holes in our hearts lately with the loss of some of our older fur children.

 Jill will be another BIG hole. But we are blessed to have these sweet kids in our lives and sadly with the age of so many of our first animals this is part of life. Just hard to deal with at this time ....

We will miss you Jill - You were a true Blessing to us.


~* Jay Jay *~ said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! And even if it's a part of life loosing people or furry children (by age) it hurts so much! Big hugs ♥

Carol Dee said...

So sorry for your loss. wow have I been a follower for that long? I remember Jack & Jill's birth! Hugs for you and DH.

Peggy S from OH said...

So very sorry for your loss! It is really tough for us farmers to lose one who has had a big part in our daily lives. Thinking of you!

okienurse said...

Sorry to hear of Jill's passing. I remember thinking what a beautiful fur baby she was back then. Loved her coloring and disposition and reading your stories through the years. Jill had an awesome life living with you and her Dad!

Soaring Eagle said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Jill. I remember her when she was just a baby and then through the years. It is so hard to lose the ones we love, whether human or animal.
You and your husband will be in my prayers.

Marie Louise

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Heartfelt sympathies to you and "Dad" for your loss. You can rest easy knowing that you gave her the best life possible. Losing a furry child is never easy.

Lena said...

So sorry Michelle. The loss of a furbaby is never easy. And you're right, when you have so many that are getting up there in age, it's even more difficult. I had four puppies at one time and then between 10 and 11 years later, we lost 3 of them. The remaining one, our beloved Bruno, lived till he was 16! Still miss him so much. My heart goes out to you and your hubby.

Ginger Shaw said...

It’s so hard to lose our fur babies and she was such a beautiful little sweetheart.
She had a wonderful life with you and hubby