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 on: March 21, 2020, 06:57:28 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
Yes Julie, those thoughts have crossed my mind a few times.  I lost Socks to Polio...D.G. was without a momma...The Vet and I did every thing humanly possible to save her life.  I cried until I couldn't cry any more.  Eyes swollen as we buried her in our pet cemetery.  I wanted to get out of goat herding and NEVER put any of my goats through my stupidity ever again.  But D.G. kept me going.  She needed bottle fed and raised properly.  Though my heart hurt like it was never going to heal, I kept going for her.  And like you, the other healthy happy babies, and D.G. put the smile back on my face.  I kept going.  Then I lost Hanna in Louisiana to Polio no less, after working so hard to make absolutely sure it never happened to another one of my goats ever again, Hanna got that nasty disease.  The Vet and I worked extremely hard to save her life.  I even caught it early on, and had the Vet there within hours of calling him.  And I still lost her.  Hanna was every thing to me.  I adored her with all my heart and soul.  I punished myself over the illness for many many months. 

This is what we do when we love them so much.  And that's exactly what you're doing.  God keeps us going, even with the scares and the heart breaks, because he gave us this passion for the Goat.

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 on: March 20, 2020, 12:05:07 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
Julie we all are affected by those rough kiddings.  It scares the pants of you.  It just proves how much you love your animals and the welfare of them.  Like with our human kids, when they hurt/get hurt, we are hurt worse than they are, because we love them so much.  Its the same with our animals.  Looking at them, tells you just how lucky and how blessed you are, and how thankful you are that their lives were spared.

You are so right.  When I was waiting for the vet I wondered if I could do this anymore.  I thought how much easier it would be if I didn't have to worry about birthing/ kidding etc..  Then I get mobbed by kids, see them running and jumping all over and having the best time Grin  I don't think I could give that up!  The last doe who kidded on Sunday was textbook perfect and that helps too.

 93 
 on: March 20, 2020, 08:01:08 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
Julie we all are affected by those rough kiddings.  It scares the pants of you.  It just proves how much you love your animals and the welfare of them.  Like with our human kids, when they hurt/get hurt, we are hurt worse than they are, because we love them so much.  Its the same with our animals.  Looking at them, tells you just how lucky and how blessed you are, and how thankful you are that their lives were spared.

 94 
 on: March 19, 2020, 01:18:11 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
PAT-- I sit in a chair and have 3 kids trying to jump into my lap at the same time  Grin  I have a few buyers from last year who wanted girls, so any I can't keep will go to good loving homes.

I hope the boys are fortunate as well.  I think the people who live near me want most of my boys but I am going to try and sell as breeding bucks first the ones who are quality enough for that.

 95 
 on: March 19, 2020, 01:13:43 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
Gorgeous kids! Great save! Smiley

Preparation H helps really well with any swelling/trauma from a rough kidding.

Thankfully you would never know she had a rough kidding by looking at her.  I guess I am more affected!!

 96 
 on: March 19, 2020, 09:56:19 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by dragonlair
Now that I am at home, I can see the pics!  Pics and videos are blocked on my work computers.

What a gorgeous kid crop! The colors and the builds.....awesome job with your breeding!

 97 
 on: March 19, 2020, 09:54:15 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by dragonlair
Gorgeous kids! Great save! Smiley

Preparation H helps really well with any swelling/trauma from a rough kidding.

 98 
 on: March 19, 2020, 07:05:52 AM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by imalilbirdie
That would be a difficult task for me as well.  The one thing I held to and made a vow to do, was never breed more Does than what I could keep all the babies if it came down to it.  I vowed to sell to people who "I" thought would be good to my babies, and make sure they were well taken care of and that the Caprine meant as much to them as they did me.  I was so fortunate to be able to do that.  God truly blessed me and my animals when it came to that.  I swore I would never send them to homes that would neglect or abuse them.  Our LGD's told me the true story about the buyer.  If I sent one of them "Out", and they came back, and started their circling around us, and I sent them "away", and they didn't go, by the time the buyer left, I knew I would never sell them any goat of mine.  But when the LGD's were comfortable and obeyed my commands, that buyer always turned out to be a REALLY good person.

Got to love all those babies.

 99 
 on: March 18, 2020, 02:16:56 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Pat
Oh, good grief.  I'd take them all if my lap was big enough and I had enough hands for all the bottles!
GORGEOUS babies. Congratulations!

 100 
 on: March 18, 2020, 01:26:35 PM 
Started by Julie H - Last post by Julie H
You are welcome!  I know how you miss the kids  Smiley

I am really pleased with them all and agonizing on which girls I might keep..

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