Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cowboy Take Me Away



Cowboy was named after my favorite Country song. 

Camille holding Cowboy, I'm holding Whiskey.  First time we met the babies in 2011.

First pedicure

Trimming back the blackberry bushes



Cowboy never recovered.  He wasn't in pain but became quieter as the week went by.  Brett found him this afternoon where he had been sleeping in the sun.  Rest in peace, sweet little guy.

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  1. So sorry to read about Cowboy! ((hugs))

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  2. An American in TokyoMarch 8, 2017 at 10:44 PM

    Oh noooooo! I was hoping for Cowboy to fully recover!
    Rest in peace, dear Cowboy.
    I hope he's having a ball, running around and enjoying heaven!

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    1. My daughter said that now he is in heaven eating all the green grass he wants without having a tummy ache.

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    2. An American in TokyoMarch 12, 2017 at 6:08 PM

      Yes! That sounds so lovely!

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  3. I am so sorry Annette. He was a sweet guy. ((((hugs))))

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  4. So sorry to hear about Cowboy. He looked like a sweet little guy. Rest in peace Cowboy.

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  5. Oh my. I am so sorry. It is so sad to loose a pet. I remember the day you got them and the wonderful goat hotel Brett built. He had a very good life, but still so sad 😢

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    1. Brett did build the goats a wonderful hotel. We miss having it. Cowboy did have a good life and was a happy little guy. We will miss him.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear this. Its so hard to lose our animals. He had a good life with you guys.

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  7. Oh no... Poor little guy.. I'm so sorry. :(

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  8. I'm so sorry. It sounds like he went peacefully, though, and I'm glad for that.

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    1. Yes, it looked like he just went to sleep in the sun. Which helps, for sure.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about Cowboy. I know his life was way too short, but at least you and Brett gave him a good one! ((Hugs))

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  10. I'm sorry Annette. He was a lovely little goat. (((hugs)))

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  11. omygosh no, no! How could it happen, you gave him the medicine, what did the breeder friend of yours say? I can't believe it.

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    1. I knew when I gave him the medicine that I only had a 50/50 chance of it working. We used to use a vet who was also a professor and affiliated with UC Davis (so he knew his stuff). He told me that he hates getting calls on sick goats because, especially if they are castrated males, he ends up putting them down 90% of the time. There is something about the urinary tract in male goats that is very complicated, and gets compromised when they are fixed. So, I knew the odds were not on our side. Between the urinary system and the rumen, goats are very fragile (who knew). My goal with Cowboy was to 1) make sure he was not in pain 2) give him the opportunity to pull through and 3) let him enjoy his life as long as possible.

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  12. Oh, I am so, so, so sorry to read this. I've told you my story before about the urinary calculi and my two sweet wethers. Your doctor is correct, it's almost impossible to cure the castrated males. I have a cranky, bucking wether, however, that has done just fine for 12 years now, and shows no sign of kicking the bucket any time soon. My farrier joked, many years ago, that I should kick my goats every day if I want them to live a long life. It was funny at the time, and it was actually wise. He meant--don't spoil them. No goat chow, no alfalfa, no green grass, I guess. Fragile, for sure.

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  13. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Cowboy.

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