Saturday, November 8, 2008

Never a Dull Moment!

There is never a dull moment in our house-hold;
Day before yesterday, my dad, brother and I went up to feed our animals in the morning at around 7:00.
Well, our two goats, Charlie and Chester, usually are the first to greet us. Well, only Chester came to greet us, but we didn't see Charlie; we didn't even here him calling. We got up there, and he was under the shed and wouldn't come out, which is VERY unusual for that fat, gluttonous goat.
He was making terrible bleating sounds and grinding his teeth, which is a sign of pain in a goat. We tried to coax him out with food, but he wouldn't come, so we knew then that something was definitely wrong. We called the vet out, and to make a long story short: he had something similar to kidney stones.
We took him to the vet in the back of the truck and left him, so, now I've got to go with my dad in the matter of two minutes and pick him up. Oh, by the way, it's in the 40s, which means it's very cold and I'll freeze to death with my wet hair! :P :)
Oh well, life must go on.
Just a brief update, but I've got to go!

In Christ,


Madison said...

Awwww, poor little guy. :( And poor you too. :P Well, hopefully you won't freeze to death... :P :)
Thanks for the update! :)


Savannah said...

I hope he is alright,I love goats!
How old is he? We had a goat once and really liked her:)I hope it isn't serious:(

Brooke said...

I hope he's doing better. :)
I've done alot of stuff with goats and cows. We used to have about 20 goats and our cousins had a dairy. So I've given shots, drenches, delivered babies, and much more. :)
I really enjoyed it. :D

Rose said...

Charlie is fine now...they fixed the problem! :)
And no, I didn't freeze to death!

I think that he's about three, maybe younger than that. Do you know how long goats usually live to be?

He is doing MUCH better.
Sounds like you had a lot to do...wish I could have been there! :)

In Christ,

brooke said...

I think the age goats live to depends on alot of things. We had had one live to about 15 years and others that only lived to be 5 years old so... :)

Savannah said...

The average age for a goat is 12 years but they can live to be older ,so he still has a way to go! Like the pic?I did it just for this comment!!

Madison said...

Sorry to comment again... but you have been tagged! :-D