Goat-O-Rama Kids of 2023
Thanks everyone. It's been a sad day around here. I'm still having a hard time believing that Perdy is gone. Pongo spent some time in the house with me today and I didn't want to send him back to his mom.
I'm so sorry Nan & Phil. You give all your goats so much love & attention. Sending you all hugs--Irene
I’m so sorry! How sad!
Perdy's passing hit me hard and I couldn't sleep for several nights because every time I closed my eyes I'd see that little baby and I could feel her dying in my arms. My brain wouldn't stop going over what went wrong and how I could correct things next time. I'm sure if I'd realized the seriousness of her illness sooner I could have prevented her from dying, but this is the first sick baby I've had in 10 years and hindsight is 20/20. I can't beat myself up over it, but the brain does have to go through that process to make it to the other side. I watched Phil's livestream on Sunday and it was incredibly cathartic to watch little Perdy jumping and playing, so full of life and joy. It brought back all the fun memories to replace the sad ones and I've slept well the last couple of nights since. Pongo is now my sidekick. All the love that I shared between him and Perdy is now being poured into just him, and since there are no other kids this early he's going to be quite the little buddy. I'm reminded very strongly of Finn's early days when he was an only kid for about three weeks before Snickers and Sputnik joined the scene. It's amazing how strongly they bond with humans in that short time when they have no other playmates their own age. I'm going to try to foster this bond because I have a feeling Pongo is going to stay mine forever. I've needed a new special buddy since I lost Sputnik last year. Plus, I've always wanted a Dalmatian dog, but I have no idea what I'd do with a Dalmation dog if I actually had one, so having a Dalmatian-colored goat is a far better prospect. I'm excited to begin this journey with Pongo at my side.

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