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Polka Sallie Annie

10 Dec

When the vet had to come for Bonnie, I also decided it was time to say good-bye to Annie. She (and Bonnie) had really slowed down and dropped weight in the previous week.  Annie was so thin and anemic that the cold weather coming this weekend would have made me make the call at that time.  So we decided it was better not to wait.

Polka Sallie Annie

She was an oopsie baby (I seem to have a lot of those).  Her mom, Sallie, got bred through the fence by Fionn.

Sallie and daughter, Polka Sallie Annie

She was Sallie’s whole world.

Sallie and Annie

She gave me my beautiful (naughty) Caroline.

Caroline with Annie

What a special girl.

Annie as a baby, through the years, and with this year’s kid, Flora

There have been way too many good-byes this year.

Mary, Mary, Miss Extraordinary

22 Nov

When the vet came to help Stormy, I had him check on Mary too.  She was not supposed to have babies this year, but she gave me oopsie babies Trace and Quatro.

Mary, Quatro and Trace

While she did amazingly well at raising them, it really took its toll on her, and she’s been in a steady decline since August.  Her lungs didn’t sound great, she was horribly under weight, anemic, and struggling to stay warm, so we decided it was time to say good-bye to her as well.

Bubbles, Mary, and Quatro

Mary, Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Mary was actually named after the singing group Peter, Paul and Mary.

Kizzy and triplets Paul, Peter and Mary

But I always chanted the nursery rhyme to her until I decided maybe she was taking it a bit too much to heart with her contrary nature.  Then I changed it to Mary, Mary, Miss Extraordinary.

Mary

She was such a beautiful girl.

Farewell, Mary, Mary Miss Extraordinary.

Penny

4 Aug

Today I said good-bye to Penny.

She was such a regal goat and a very good (protective–beat me up) mom.

I will miss her.