Monday, September 17, 2012

My Friend Lola


Untitled A few of you observant folks may have noticed about a year ago I just altogether quit talking about a certain part of my life involving fur and horns. If you are new around these parts, I highly recommend browsing some of these past posts. I have no idea why its taken me so long to write this post! I would hate for anyone to think we are pet abandoners. After Minty died last summer we got a new friend so Lola wouldn't be so lonely. Well, he ran away after less than a month, never to be heard from again. At this point in time we knew we would be moving to Portland and honest to goodness had it all planned out how we would take Lola with us. We knew Lola needed a new friend, goats are not supposed to be alone. We thought we'd wait it out for a little bit just to see how she did before we made any big decisions. Well she hated it! She was so lonely that any second we weren't with her was spent getting out of the yard to come scream at our front door or pathetically look through the windows. And we spent a ton of time with her! Finally we knew something had to change. We ended up stumbling upon a vet that fell in love with Lola. This vet just happened to practically have his own zoo in his backyard. Lola was offered a home with some goats and two sheep. In a huge pen with climbing toys, oh you know, and a barn that is heated and cooled depending on the weather. This was so much more than we were ever going to be able to give her. So with heavy hearts we packed her up in the van and drove her to her new home. I still think about her and miss her a lot. It should come as no surprise that she was an instant hit. One new friend in particular was obsessed. Ramsy, the black sheep, introduced himself by simultaneously licking, screaming at, and chasing Lola. His owner told us he's never seen a sheep do that before. We got an update after her first week that her and Ramsy were best friends and did everything together. Lola-0742Lola-0703Lola-0740Lola-0708Lola-0715Lola-0721 Oh Lola, you were a weird one. Lola-0704

15 comments:

  1. awwww, it's always sad to see a pet leave, but also a good feeling that they are going to a good place

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  2. VERY cute. My friend has a bunch of goats and I played with them and posted about it recently. I adore goats. Donkeys and sheep are sweet too, but there is something so fun and playful about goats!!! I am sorry you had to leave your goat to someone else, but I am glad that Lola has friends to play with now!!
    +Victoria+

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  3. Oooooh, Lola is just too, too cute! I'm so glad that she was able to find such a great place to live! And I have to admit that I'm pretty jealous of the menagerie that her vet has going on-- I dream of having donkeys and goats one day, but since I live in NYC, that seems pretty impossible (although who knows what the future holds?!)!

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  4. oh my goodness that is just too adorable! Sad that you had to give her away but how cute that she was an instant hit! yay for back yard zoos!

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  5. I love goats! And sheep... and animals in general. I was so so happy when our neighbors brought a little gang of goats to eat their blackberry bushes and they're still here! They're so sweet :)

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  6. She's so, so cute! It's so sad to part from a dear family member, even if it walks on four legs, but remember all the good times and know she's happy in her new place.

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  7. Oh! It is always hard parting from loved ones, but it sounds like Lola is living in a very happy place filled with beautiful scenery + lovely friends!! I love these photos!! She is so beautiful!! xo

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  8. Such a sweet story! You obviously cared so much for Lola. Looks like she found a fantastic home!

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  9. That is incredibly sweet! I have a pigmy goat named Brownie that has been with me for 14 years. He is my son. Aren't goats the best companions? :)

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  10. I was wondering what happened, I remember when Minty died, that was so sad, I'm just glad every thing worked out , Lola seems really happy in her new home!

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  11. I'm so happy Lola went to a good home! I just had to sell my goats :( but they all went to great homes! Goats really are something, aren't they?

    http://twoblesseddamsels.blogspot.com/

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  12. aw, this is so sad but happy. I'm so glad you guys found a wonderful place for Lola to be!
    love that burro.

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  13. So beautiful! Congratulations and best of luck.
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