Good news..........maybe???

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by StaceyRosado, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    So my dad and brothers were working on the new deck for my grandmother (she lives with us in her own suite) and the deck is near my goats.

    I let the goats out to eat the acorns and was standing there watching to make sure they didn't 1) get onto the grass - just fertilized, my mom NEVER does that no idea WHY 2) so they didn't get in the way of the deck building.

    Anyway my mom brought out chest nuts that had some bugs in them earlier (perfectly safe for the goats though). And she seemed to enjoy being out there with them and watching them eat the nuts. NOT once did she mention "which ones are leaving, you are still selling misty and Flicka right? anyone interested in these two?" or anything like that!

    I was stunned because she ALWAYS says something about me selling them when she is around the goats. So maybe I am making progress in the chance of keeping them!

    Then my grandmother said to my mom "so what would you do if you didn't have the animals anymore?" (talking about all the animals, chickens, goats, dogs, cats etc) My mom - "I would get more"

    Now that was INTERESTING! my dad always told me my mom really liked the animals but I had a hard time believing that if they were all to suddenly leave she wouldn't be relieved in a way, miss the fresh eggs yes but that would be it. Now I had her admitting it with her own mouth!
     
  2. sungoats

    sungoats New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    Jackson NJ
    Hooray!!! Goats are great for making converts out of anyone!!!!! Next thing you know, your mom will want to help with the kidding! :D
     

  3. samall

    samall New Member

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    Oct 7, 2007
    Iowa
    I think it's just hard for some people to admit how much they like animals. I married a man who didn't even really want me to get one cat. Now I have a house full of animals and a pasture full of animals and he loves them all. They just have a way of winning people over if they are around them enough. Hope you do end up getting to keep all your girls. You've done so much for Misty & Flicka it'd be nice for them to be able to stay with you.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I think I need to give some background to those who don't know the situation.

    My mom is the one who started me with goats. She doesn't mind the goats and yes she does help me with the birthings. No problems there.

    It is with these two goats I have, Misty and Flicka and a deal I made with her back in June. And yes samall I think after everything it makes it so much harder to part with them.

    I graduated Cosmetology school and for that my mom said I could get another doe But that was after we discussed me selling all the kids (as planned) and selling my two rescue does Misty and Flicka (as planned). So I bought my new doe in August but the sale for M&F fell through. During that time I fell in love with both of them and now I am petitioning her to let me keep them.
     
  5. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Stacey...I do hope the girls end up with a permanent home with you...you have brought them this far and they seem to be very happy with you...hope your mom gives in.
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    hehe I have may ways.


    Stop advertizing them ------muahahah

    ok so that isn't keeping my deal *sigh* humph
     
  7. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    That is great Stacey!!!! I hope she lets you keep them!
     
  8. bigoakfarm

    bigoakfarm New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Kentucky
    Oh Wow Stacey - that's a hard situation to be in. I hope you get to keep them!

    Kristen
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yah I see the value of keeping my word so I kind of need her to release me from it before taking matters in my own hands.

    Teach me to not to make a deal over the number of goats I have!
     
  10. myfavgoats

    myfavgoats New Member

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    Oct 8, 2007
    It looks like it is a good news.. That is great that your mom didnt say anything. That is nice.. I bet u are so happy..
     
  11. sungoats

    sungoats New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    Jackson NJ
    Maybe another deal is in order??? Ooops! You said for us not to tell you to do that! :lol:
    I hope your mom lets you keep Misty and Flicka (fingers crossed)!
     
  12. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I am done making deals with my goats. To hard when you change your mind! :(
     
  13. bigoakfarm

    bigoakfarm New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Kentucky
    Good for you! You know you could probably get out of this deal (this is after all, your loving mother who doesn't want to watch you hurt). But sticking to it shows great character!

    Kristen
     
  14. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    hey Stacey, you could always advertise them for $500 each - then you're hardly likely to sell them :wink:

    Glad to see that your mother might be warming up to the idea. My mother doesn't like me having animals because i get so hurt if something happens to one. - mum really went through it in the spring when I lost 3 of my then 5 goats!
     
  15. fritzie

    fritzie New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    TENN
    i hope that your mom says you can keep them. i give you sooo much praise for trying to stick to your word. it is hard to do at times but a person is only as good as there word & it shows great integraty in you. hope it all workd out for you
     
  16. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    LW that is part of it. She gets really upset when something goes wrong with my goats and she knows I can concentrate and everything I am doing starts to fall apart. So teh more I have the more chances of illness, injuries etc. So I know she has good reasons.
     
  17. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Between two loving people, a way will be found. I hope it works out for both of you too.
    Isn't it thought provoking how your Mom would replace her lost animals, dealing with the pain of loss, but doesn't want to see the same pain for you?
     
  18. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    but it isn't like I am loose ALL my animals. And remember I made a deal - I got another goat with the promise that I would sell Misty and Flicka. She isn;t heartless
     
  19. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    I am really glad to hear your mom is coming around on Misty and Flicka. I figured she would with a little time. Considering the problems with the sale and all as well. I will keep my fingers crossed for you getting to keep them :D
     
  20. mystic's_mom

    mystic's_mom New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Northern, MN
    I hope you get to keep them...they deserve the good life!!! :D