there are some things in life that you just never imagine yourself doing...
Carol · May 16, 2010
handwashing goat panties.
for that matter, i never considered that i would be showering a goat every morning either.
but hey....you can't plan and anticipate every moment of your future life.
chewie is doing well...eating drinking, peeing pooping, feeling comfortable enough to graze and then nap in the memorial garden for a few minutes each day. i have no idea how this whole horrible wound thing is going to progress as far as healing goes, but for now, it is ok.
yesterday bibi got out of the farm gate and took off like a bat out of hell. he went straight up the mountain which meant we had to go up the mountain after him. laura had her car. steve's son guarded the road half way down..i had to hike up the whole freaking road...and it just about killled me. it just about killed bibi too. if we had lost him, no one would ever have gotten their hands on him again...i can't even think of what that would have meant. anyway..he was pretty exhausted by the time that he reached the top so laura was finally able to grab him...thank you god (and laura!)
last night and this morning i was pretty upset about him and i was thinking..."come on carol, enough is enough..he is not happy, he is not bonding...quit torturing him." i was thinking euthanization, i didn't want to think it but i was.
anyway..i took them all out for their run this morning and i took bibi as well. i noticed on the way down that he was kind of hanging around the bend in the pond and looking up at me as i came down. i came up beside him and kept walking along and he moved in to my side and stayed with me for quite a while. i patted him a few times, i told him he was a good dog. he actually hung out pretty close to the barn with mo for most of the day too.
hmmmm..is bibi finally attaching? is he thinking about wanting to be with us a little bit more than he was?
so i will wait and see and watch bibi a bit longer but he better not ever get out again and scare me to death. please attach bibi...for your own safety's sake..i need you to emotionally need me.
there is a new dog here....her name is hope. she is a blind, one eyed, deaf chihuahua with scoliosis of the spine. she came in from another rescue that was moving dogs from somewhere that there were too many. apparently this tiny old girl was getting run over by all of the other dogs there. i have her set up in an xpen for now..she feels safe. we had her outside this afternoon and she quite enjoyed nosing around in the grass. when i put her back in the pen, she went straight to sleep. it is probably more exercise than she is used to but she managed it ok.
the last keyboard died because tyra while food surfing dumped an entire cup of milk over it. i bought a new one from stables today..we will see how long this one lasts.
i am pretty tired this afternoon..i hauled in 1000 pounds of feed and litter, i picked up about 10 cases of various canned foods...showered the goat twice and re-dressed his wounds (and washed his underwear)...and worried about all the new guys for enough today so now i am kind of pooped.
i am glad to have a new keyboard...there is always so much to tell when i can't and i can never remember it all when i can again.
old minds semi-suck.
a huge thank you again to all of the great volunteer help this weekend...without you we all would have been screwed.