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