Good-bye Benji

23 Nov

My heart is breaking.  I came home on Tuesday to find Benji dead.  I’m not sure what happened, but he was not in a natural position and I’m guessing he was semi-stuck and too weak to get back onto his feet after someone hit him.

Benji and Frodo

I had been so optimistic that he would recover and get wethered and be happy in the herd for years to come.

Benji eating out in pasture with the girls

I will miss his distinct voice and soft eyes.

I don’t think I can take many more good-byes this fall.


11 Responses to “Good-bye Benji”

  1. Foss Mountain Farm November 23, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

    I am so sorry. It is so awful when it happens unexpectedly. Damn, why do they have to knock each other over. (Alpaca boys do it too, and to the weak and/or old ones.) Hugs to you. Lana

    • Teresa November 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

      Thank you. I’m sure Frodo was playing, but Benji was still weak and recovering from the copper. Stupid bad luck.

  2. Mary Yoder November 23, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

    Oh, Teresa, I’m sorry.

  3. scotiaspinner November 23, 2022 at 9:18 pm #

    Oh no! That’s so very sad. I will miss him too – he had such a sweet look to him and I was so glad you were going to keep him. I’m really sorry you lost him. Keeping livestock always seems to be full of heartbreak, but they don’t tell you that until you’re already sucked into the world of furry friends.

    • Teresa November 23, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

      You can say that again. Too many heartbreaks.

  4. Jeanne November 23, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

    Teresa, I’m so very sorry that your sweet Benji has died! I could hardly believe my eyes, when I saw the headline. I’m sending a virtual hug.

    • Teresa November 23, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

      It was quite a shock.

      • Jeanne November 23, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

        Yes, for sure! It’s a real bummer! I hope you will be okay.

  5. becca givens November 23, 2022 at 10:59 pm #

    No words are adequate. My heart hurts for you. Godspeed Benji

  6. Eileen Wise November 24, 2022 at 4:00 am #

    So sorry for the loss of sweet Benji!

  7. janicead November 25, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

    We will all miss Benji. Sorry for your loss.

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