ok..business stuff first..then i will share our sadness….

Posted: February 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

there is cat litter, senior horse, rabbit feed and bales of shavings in the van if anyone needs any this weekend..i am too beat and busy to unload tonight…i think there is plenty of everything else.

new dog oden is here…fresh from his neuter. i have introduced him to the kitchen and computer guys only and he is exhausted so i will leave it at that. he is fresh post op so he is not to be out at the barn and can only go out into the front yard with a leash and collar..i don’t want him panicking when i am not here and slipping out of a gate or going over a fence. also remember that the other new girl holly is only to also go out on a collar and a leash and is to be watched very carefully around doors when people are coming in/out. kobe has started to settle but i don’t trust him yet so he can only go out into the yard with close and direct supervision..none of the new ones are to be trusted for a second so keep the gate to the front door closed so they can’t slip out when people come in…all of them are to belong in the kitchen or computer rooms..don’t let them thru to my bedroom.

the two new kittens are named lizzie (mostly black with a bit of white) and tonka (black and white bicolor)…sweet cats but they are still a bit nervous so please move slowly and gently around them…they are in the middle medical room pen.

to the barn folks…mo is not here tomorrow and i am working. janice has done up the morning feed bowls for you and left you a note regarding the hay…there are two different kinds now..orchard grass (green and soft) and local 2nd cut (coarser and paler) and the note will say how much of which type of hay to give to which animals…thx!

today we lost edith.
she has not been doing well this week and the vets came back out to check her again. she has continued to slowly deteriorate over the past couple of weeks and today she was starting with pneumonia. the vet said if this was the beginning of her illness..we could try and treat but we have been treating her now for more than 8 weeks and she is continues to spiral down.

i want to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been so kind and supportive of her since she moved into the shop. she has had many special treats brought for her and she has shared many precious and happy moments.

i really want to thank janice from the bottom of my heart for caring for edith each day with such gentle integrity. edith always had something tasty and new to try..she had lots of forays aound the shop and garden and many lunch dates with janice. i know that these last weeks of edith’s life were filled with the wonder of a new kind of life as she became our beloved little shop girl.
rest in peace edith..i know you had good life here and i will miss my little librarian and the past little devil goat who used to bowl for my poor old dogs every day..but mostly i will miss you coming up to the shop table and asking for another cracker, or peanut, or cookie or whatever interesting treat we happened to have there.
love you edith, you were an incredible goat and we are going to miss you here.

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  • lynne says

    aww i am so sorry for edith but what an amazing end of life she had. how many goats can say they had all these incredible people around them and soooo many good treats she was one lucky little girl. rip edith may you now have lots of pastures to roam and graze in you deserve it.

  • Bunny Horne says

    So very sad. Edith was a special little goat. I will miss her presence very much. Thank you Janice for making her last days so special. Rest in Peace Dear Edith.

  • Bunny Horne says

    Carol, I received an email from a Karin Maxey, who writes a newsletter for Barking Babies. She wanted some information about Odie. I sent her the link to your blog where there are some photos of Odie and sent the link from the Petfinder listing for Odie.

    We can get the van unloaded on Sunday if everyone is too busy tomorrow.

  • lynne says

    i have to leave by 1100 tomorrow as i have a wedding shower in van.hope that is okay with everyone.

  • Carol Ann says

    Rest in peace little Edith you remind me of my Sugar I lost last year. I hope you two meet in goat heaven and have lots of goodies cause that is what you both liked.

  • K.O. says

    So sorry to hear of little Edith passing today. She was a sweet girl, she will be missed.

  • Penny says

    Edith – rest peacefully, sweet soul. I shall miss our little cuddles first thing Sunday mornings.

  • Donna S. says

    Rest in peace Edith, I never got to meet you but I felt like I kind of knew you through this blog. I had to let my Max go today too, so I can feel your heartache. :0( Hugs to all those missing Edith.

  • AnnC says

    Hugs to you Carol…..sweet dreams Edith.

  • Breaks my heart , she was so cute and sweet.

  • Angela says

    Aww Edith, sweet dreams cute girl, you were loved πŸ™‚ How poignant I got a call this afternoon that one of your goat friends I rescued last month got adopted today from the surrey barn – you must have sent your wonderful energy to our darling Archie’s way…thank you Edith and big hugs to you Carol, Janice and the whole SAINTS family, xxoo

  • Sharon says

    Thank you SAINTS for giving Edith an obviously kind and loving home. You really did right by her. RIP Edith.

    Donna S., so sorry to hear about your Max too. πŸ™

  • Mo says

    Edith was the first goat I had the pleasure of getting to know, she taught me how smart & mischievous they are, she taught me that they really do have a sense of humor,she taught me that small goats have great courage and can move swiftly when an open gate presents an opportunity,she taught me that when you look them right in the eye ..they look right back at you and smile. I will miss her very much.

    Donna S. ((((Hugs)))) losing the ones we love is so hard & I hope the memories of all the good times you shared will bring you some comfort

  • pollyb says

    Very sorry about Edith’ poor little girl’ and hope she sees a whole bunch of little goaties and bunnies where she is ‘ dunno why but i think of her with a bunny ‘ well it makes me happy for her to have company” but sorry’ i hope a sunny day will be good for the critters to lay in the sun ” hugzPolly

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