So good to hear! Great report!
Take a little time, and donʻt give up. I know it is really hard to put so much in and feel so devastated with the outcome. Benny needs a companion, maybe you will find him an orphan friend. I think they do better with a friend. And since you are putting energy into one you might as well have two (says the lady who is bottle feeding 4 and meant to let the moms raise them).I had to make the hard decision to sell Bucky. But he's only a country block away! I can go visit him whenever I want. Like, walk there it's so close. I feel good about it because he now has two new girlfriends to live with and a wether. He'll be so happy. And make lots more little cuties like Benny. I'm still not sure if I'll keep Benny after he's weaned. This took a lot out of me emotionally and I don't know if I can continue on if this is how it goes. I don't mean to sound whiny about it but that was very hard for me. We'll see how things go.
One night you will sleep through, the baby might miss a meal but will be OK as long as he is warm. I know it is hard, I thought I was OK when I lost that doe, but realized I was shaky for a couple of days (I have 12 mature goats and 12 kids, so I should accept the loss more like a herd manager than a goat lover, right?).We have my dog Petie who is being a great companion for now. I have to think about if I really want to keep him and get another or sell him. I'm really not sure right now. My brain is still kinda tired and I'm running in survival mode. I haven't had much sleep since Tuesday and it's taking it's toll. I'm sure I'll feel more level headed once I'm well rested.