Stormy

21 Nov

This one was hard.  Stormy reminded me so much of her maa, Maddie, who was my favorite of the original Saanens. I had to dig through the old first ever digital photos (before I had a decent camera) to find this picture of her and her mom.

Stormy snuggling her mom just before I lost her (January, 2009).

She was always shy.  Nobody could get near her but me.

Litha and Stormy (probably late fall, 2009)

I was afraid I was going to lose her when she was only three years old.  She was horribly sick.

Stormy with Haley and Harley (April, 2011)

With lots of work, she recovered.  She and her girls were always close.

Haley, Harley, and Stormy (in 2015)

She would always surprise me when kidding.  She could look like she wasn’t even pregnant and have triplets two days later.  Or I’d think she was done having babies, so I’d check and find nothing. Then I’d come out later to find she’d had another.  I swear she carried them in her front leg.

Stormy eating nettles

It was fairly late in her kidding career that she became one of my milking does.  She was awesome!  Although, she does have a weird kink at the end of one teat.

Stormy in February, 2020

You always develop a special bond with your milking girls.  It’s been hard watching her get old and grow weaker this last month.

I will truly miss my girl.

6 Responses to “Stormy”

  1. Jeanne November 21, 2020 at 4:45 pm #

    Oh, Teresa, I’m so sorry for your loss! Stormy was such a beautiful girl. I know how difficult it is to lose an animal you love.

  2. Claire Moxon-Waltz November 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

    She had magnificent horns. A very elegant goat. Very sad to hear she is gone, but 12 is pretty good for a goat, so that shows your level of care through the years.

  3. hocuspocus13 November 21, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

    I always light a Candle to guide the Spirit back Home…🕯

  4. janicead November 21, 2020 at 11:54 pm #

    Virtual hugs to you and the herd.

  5. Eileen Wise November 22, 2020 at 4:10 am #

    Hello,

    I am sorry for the loss of Stormy! Wonderful photos and tribute!

  6. becca givens November 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm #

    As I have mentioned before — there are no words adequate. This is a wonderful photo-graphical tribute to Stormy Sue! Godspeed sweet one!

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