Friday, June 3, 2011

Good Old Gals part two


Well, after my post regarding Minty from recently, I was overwhelmed with thoughtful,concerned, and nice responses and decided a follow-up post was in order. When we dropped her off at the vet for an overnight visit, unfortunately she didn't make it through the night. After talking to the vet when we first got there and later in the evening on the phone, I just had the feeling it was coming. Goats have a very complicated(i.e. needs to be perfectly in balance) digestive systems and some unknown thing must have thrown hers off. After getting her tummy all emptied and her body all re-hydrated, it turned out her problems were neurological, one of the effects being she couldn't chew her food. The goats are the first time I've ever had my own pets (not family pet while living at home), which also means the first time I've lost my own pet.We were mostly concerned for Lola though...she's never been away from her twin her entire life! Goats are extremely social animals so we knew another goat was in order somewhere down the line. We knew we'd want to be home for awhile with whatever new friend we get, and with summer tours lurking around the corner we didn't have the luxury of waiting. We stumbled across an ad on craigslist one night and just called out of curiosity, the next day the goat was at our house. He's a year old ("he" used loosely here, two certain parts are missing if you know what i mean) and was all alone and needed a new home and a friend. The new goat made me extra sad at first and miss Minty more, even though I really like him and he is a perfect fit. He will get a proper introduction around here very soon!

Until then, here are some Minty pictures. She sure was my pal, probably because she's the weirdest thing I've ever met in my life

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Ahh! look at how tiny and fluffy she is here!14
and yes, yes these last three pictures are legitimate band pictures that were used, this last one was used a lot actually!

18 comments:

  1. Awww, I'm so sorry to hear about Minty. :( Losing a pet is always awful. The only way to cope with it is to try to remember the good times you had with her. <3

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  2. That post was so sad. I was listening to Muse while reading it so that made it worse. :( I'm so sorry for your loss.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm so sorry :( Loosing a pet is really hard...

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  4. aw, i'm sorry ness. that's rough....she looked like such a sweetie!
    but at least you got to have loads of good times with her. it's hard to lose a pet, but it's so worth it because they give you so many lovely memories :)

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  5. I was so sad to hear this, my dear. Losing a pet is the worst... I sure hope this new guy is a sweet little goat, though. :)

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  6. I am so sorry <33 Sending love your way.

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  7. Awww.. what a beautiful creature. IMay she rest in peace.
    Looking forward to meeting your new man :)

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  8. Oh dear, so sad. Poor Minty and poor you.

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  9. oh my goodness they're adorable.. i like goats <3

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear this :(
    Very sad :(

    Take care!

    hugs

    sara

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  11. Oh man. Goats are so affectionate, I could see why this was difficult for you!

    On a lighter note... the black dress in the second picture? I have the same one hanging in my closet. :)

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  12. i cried and cried and cried when i read this. i love goats so much and used to have two of my own. i feel so sad for you and your other little goat. best wishes and i am thinking of you... even though i am just a lurker. xox. love deer donna.

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  13. These are so precious! sorry, that must be hard:(

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  14. I am SO sorry about sweet Minty :(

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  15. oh dear i'm so sorry about minty. she looks so darling and sweet. sending nice thoughts to you and lola and your new little boy goat.

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  16. Oh I'm so sorry for the loss of your little friend! :(

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  17. Sad news about Minty, and how amazing that you got to spend so much time with her. xoxo

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  18. I'm surprised there weren't sheep photos. . since we are "lost sheep" in need of our Good Shepherd. So did they actually get photos taken with the goats? I want goats so badly. I need to move on a farm and get out of NJ.

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