I found some old pictures of the goat I had years ago...

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by WarPony, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. WarPony

    WarPony New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    Michigan
    The late great Sarahgoatkin.

    She was a rescue by a friend from the same place I got my old ponies (I bought them but it was in order to get them away from some bad neglect and abuse). I "babysat" her because my friend had no place to keep her, so I basically rehabbed her. It was a miracle I didn't make things worse because I knew nothing about goats and this was pre-internet days. I lost her under very frustrating and infuriating circumstances (her death was one of three things that started a 5 year downward spiral in my first marriage, which in the long run was a "Very Good Thing").

    The only thing I knew about her history is that she was bought at a horse auction as a bottle baby, was given to a 9 year old who grew bored with her very quickly, could escape almost any enclosure given enough time, and was left locked in a fully enclosed stall to die with no food and water after destroying the paint on several cars that were at the home to have repairs done (the girl's father was a backyard mechanic). She was almost dead when my friend, who was keeping her horse at this place, found her. She paid $50 for her and then we had to get her IV fluids to get her through the first 2 days.

    She is in my top 5 of all the animals I have ever had (Including the rescues and animals I have owned, rehabbed or helped to rescue/place that would be well in to the triple digits, so being in my top 5 is really something!!)

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    She lived in a ratty old chicken coop that my ex eventually tore down and burned at a party.

    She went to schools to visit and educate little kids about the letter "G", and older kids about animal rescue and responsibility and never once had an "accident" inside.

    Man, I loved this silly little girl.
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    She was very pretty. Thanks for sharing :)
     

  3. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Thank you for sharing WarPony; she looks like she was a great goat
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    great that you saved her, shes very pretty
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    awe at least she had some very loved years
     
  6. WarPony

    WarPony New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    Michigan
    She did that... I just wish I had more pictures of her. I take tons of pictures of my critters now because I don't ever want to make that mistake again.
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    been there done that!!!

    I only have 1 picture of my very first goat. She died from poisoning and her mom too. I have only a couple of her. After that i got a tad camera happy -- I have tamed down quite a bit (if you can actually believe that :p )
     
  8. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Pretty young lady...glad you were able to give her the TLC she needed and I'm sure that she had the very best of her life ever while with you.
     
  9. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    She knew it too, from everything you did for her, and all the love you gave her. Thanks for sharing her story.
     
  10. citylights

    citylights Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    That's a wonderful story -- what a lucky girl! Actually, both you and the goat!
     
  11. lissablack

    lissablack New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    That's a great story! Thanks for telling it and posting the pictures.

    Jan
     
  12. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

    640
    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    Thanks for sharing the pics AND the story! Our animals know when they are loved, and I'm sure she knew you loved her!