Rescue Journal

what a very sad homecoming tonight

Alison  ·  Dec. 3, 2006

poor little baby jack was laying next to the barn doors, he couldn't get up without my helping him. there was fresh blood smeared on both his ears, i think babysitting carl was trying to pull him up by his ears. the abrasions are superficial but i am sure his ears are sore from carl's ineffective helpfulness.

spritely limped into the barn with her poor, poor sore and swollen leg.... OMG between the two of them they broke jean's and my hearts.

baby jack is now confined to the barn 24 hours a day for the next month unless directly supervised (that means me standing and watching him like a hawk) if we can't get him stronger and feeling better, i don't know what we are going to do...well i do know, but i don't want to think about it now. i cannot even describe how much i love that little fat sheep. please baby jack, a month of rest and your meds and please, please get better.

and spritely, i don't know how to fix your leg once and for all. i only know how to get it briefly better but not how to keep it that way.



No one has a portable xray machine, I wonder if Herman does .. my vet. He was a ferrier before he was a vet , great leg guy. ?


mo and i are taking baby jack on saturday morning to colleen to do an xray. we just can't get the farm or horse vets to see what we see. colleen understood and if her xray machine can handle his size, maybe by the weekend we will know what the heck is going on with him.

and carl isn't allowed to babysit baby jack anymore, he takes his responsibility way too seriously.


At first when I read this I was thinking of the dog Jack and I was quite concerned as to WHY Carl would be picking her up by the ears and then I realized it was poor Baby Jack the sheep. I am so sorry he isn't feeling well and I hope a month of bedrest and TLC does the trick for him. Carls methods may be questioned but he had good intentions I think. Maybe Baby JacK needs to wear a hat to cover his ears when Carl is babysitting him.


Oh No, I'm just reading this now & I can't believe it, I'm so sorry to read this, I love Baby Jack with all my heart, we had a nice scratch-fest today before he went out & I really enjoyed it. Now that I bring my beasts out, we don't get many moments.. I've missed him & didn't realize how much I missed him until we shared that time today. Get better Baby Jack... Right Now !


Aww Baby J.
I know how much the sheep, and Baby Jack in particular, mean to you, Carol. I hope bedrest (barn rest?) and love will help him jump this hurdle. He's such a happy, beautiful, beguiling little creature.
Get well soon, Baby. Spritely, you too. Enough of this constantly causing your Mama so much anguish!


if I may suggest? the vet we go to does some alternative therapies, perhaps they can suggest soomething you haven't tried?
Dr. Pawel? Cichon (pronounced Cheehon) at Sunwood Veterinary Hospital in Coquitlam.

pets to the children and hugs all round