See You Again Someday Our Sweet Valentine

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by Angel A, May 23, 2020.

  1. Angel A

    Angel A Active Member

    102
    Apr 4, 2020
    North Idaho
    Tough day at the ranch yesterday.Been having lots of rain and it’s wet and mucky all over.
    Went out about 6pm to do dinner chores and couldn’t see one goat and heard a crying goat. As I was headed out into the pasture I saw a new kid.
    Then I saw Valentine laying in a mud puddle. No idea how I did it, other than adrenaline, but I pulled him into the grass. Ran and got towels and a neighbor happened to stop by and gave me her thick moving quilt and I wrapped him up and laid on him with my body heat, but quickly realized he wasn’t shivering from cold. He was seizing. Over and over again. He was fine the night before. In with the herd, neighbor seen him out in the pasture when she went to the mailbox.
    We are wondering if he got into poisonous mushrooms maybe.
    My husband was gone and my sweet neighbors came over and put him down for me.
    He probably had 40 seizures in the time I was out there with him and I didn’t see him coming back from that.
    I gave him kisses and loves and hugged him and told him I was so sorry I wasn’t there. I feel horrible. He was so massive and handsome and I miss him very much!!!! RIP our sweet boy, I love you!!!!

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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'm so sorry you lost him.
     
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  3. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
  4. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Such a sweet gentle giant. Im so sorry for your loss. Im glad you got to be with him .
     
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  5. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
  6. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    I'm so very sorry, what a heartbreaking turn of events.
    RIP sweet boy!
     
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  7. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    So sorry to hear that!
    Hugs!!!
     
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  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  9. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweet boy. He is in a safe place.
     
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  10. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweet boy. He is in a safe place.
     
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  11. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    So sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweet boy. He is in a safe place.
     
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  12. Angel A

    Angel A Active Member

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    Apr 4, 2020
    North Idaho
    I figure this is why we didn’t have any other losses earlier in the season, because he was very near and dear to my heart. My husband said when we bought him that he thinks I surely saved his life. If only for 2 yrs, he was worth it. He was a gentle soul. He loved to be scratched on his head and just was a love machine.

    Thank you for all the sweet and kind comments!!!!
     
  13. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    He was happy. That must be remembered. He had a good life.
     
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  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  15. Goatzrule

    Goatzrule Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    New England
    So sorry for your loss
     
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