BlissMeadows

R.I.P Bambi of Bliss Meadows

In 2002 we got some nigerian dwarf goats and two of them were pregnant with kids who were ND mix we werent sure what the buck was. We didnt know their due dates but i came home one day on the 17th of February and the white doe we had had gone into labor and was pushing as my mom hurried me inside she told me shes having her baby. i was so excited and i was hoping the baby would be black because i really loved the color black. It wasnt long and a little black buckling was trying to stand on his four tiny legs i was so happy and i told my mom, "I want him." she didnt mind and said i could have him. I love his mother Four Socks and him both they were all fun. as Bambi grew up i was training him to lead properly and jump over a stick like i was in a show which was fun then i took up lassoing the goats when bambi was at least 2 years old. I loved him but the deeper i got into school the more i began to let go and my parents took the rest of the herd out and shot them though they told me we sold them. I knew something was up and didnt want Bam going anywhere but staying here. Little did i know how much that broke his tiny heart, he became a depressed mess after his family had gone and i tried to be out there but after school and being addicted to the computer i didnt want to go outside, i was in a rebellion stage and plenty of times my parents had threatened to get rid of him because i wouldnt feed or water him, but finally three years before graduating school i began to spend more time with him. it was just enough time to get to know him before i had to lose him. In 2010 we began a new chapter in the motely goat ranch, and began to breed boer goats/ mixed and pure. Bambi was happy for the last two years of his life and i was happy that he was happy. However on a Friday morning of February 18th, 2012 Bambi was not acting right he was holding his head back and his condition was not improving throughout the day. My father had gone to work so we waited to see if he would improve. Sadly he didnt so we called up a friend and they came out, i didnt need anyone to tell me, my heart knew it, Bambi was dying and i couldnt hold back my tears, so i rushed out the gate and everything just passed by me. That morning at 2:30 am my father put bambi down and asked if i wanted him buried or taken to the dump, i couldnt bare to neglect bam even after he was dead so i said, "A proper burial, here." it was settled. 12:30 pm the next day I watched Bambi be Buried with a smile on my face i knew he was in a better place now and it didnt hurt as much knowing the fact that he was with his mommy and thats all i ever really wanted for him. I proceeded to clean out the bloody straw in attempt to help my father as he buried the rest of bambi, i felt something on my leg like a baby goat had just nudged my leg lovingly. I knew then Bam was alright he had come back to tell me so and to thank me. He knows i know that he and i had really had some really good times despite my immaturity. R.I.P Bam i'l always love you bud :)

R.I.P Bambi of Bliss Meadows
BlissMeadows, Jan 14, 2013