Good-bye Girls

6 Oct

I had the vet come out Wednesday to trim Sky’s toes, and I had to ask him about my girls.  I knew what the outcome was going to be, but this was a hard one–Haley and Cinnamon.

Haley Blackboer (18 March 2011 – 5 Oct 2022)

Cinnamon Blackboer (9 Mar 2011 – 5 Oct 2022)

They were born March, 2011 to the same dad–Red Blackboer.  And they were good friends for their whole lives.

Cinnamon and Haley

Both were milking girls who never had to be trained.  They just stood perfectly and never went through a training process at all.  It was amazing.

They were supposed to retire the same year also, but Cinnamon decided to have oopsie baby, Six.

Cinnamon (and with her maa, Pebbles)

My heart is breaking over these two.

Haley (with her triplet sister, Harley and maa, Stormy)

But it was also hard watching their decline.

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8 Responses to “Good-bye Girls”

  1. scotiaspinner October 6, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

    So sorry to hear about Haley and Cinnamon, but I understand the pain of watching their decline. They will live on in the blog, along with Millie and all the others whose time came. I realized they were born the month before I left Iowa. Wow. Time flies. Lucky Nickel was an April 2010 baby. I worry about her for this winter but she’s still pretty feisty at the moment, albeit a bit slower. And pudgy as usual. Hopefully she’s got another winter in her.

  2. janicead October 6, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

    I know it was a hard decision for you. Being the practical farmer, you knew the time had come. Watching decline and suffering is difficult no matter if it is a fur family or a human family. Sending hugs.

  3. Foss Mountain Farm October 6, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

    So sorry for the loss of those two girls. It IS hard to see them decline. You gave them a good long life. My condolences to you.

  4. Eileen Wise October 7, 2022 at 6:40 am #

    So sorry for the loss of these two sweet girls. It is hard to see them suffering and in decline. Take care, have a great weekend!

  5. WolfSong October 7, 2022 at 11:44 am #

    I’m sorry for your loss. ❤

  6. Jeanne October 8, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

    I’m sorry about the loss of Cinnamon and Haley. I know it’s hard for you. They were both beautiful. It’s so tough when we have to have beloved animals put down. (Sorry I’m so late in writing this.)

    • Teresa October 9, 2022 at 7:15 am #

      Thank you. It’s never too late to let someone know you care. ❤

      • Jeanne October 9, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        And I do care a lot. Thanks for being so understanding.

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