Good Golly ! So I haven't been on the forum for about a week .. and when I finally DO log on this morning ... there's pages and pages and pages of new posts. There's no way I can go through all these ! Our forum sure is growing !! To be honest, I've been going through "goat depression" for a while now. I had a really rough year with my goats, it was all peaches and cream until this year. So with all the incidents ... each one added to the "pile" on top of my stress. It stacked up higher and higher, and I honestly beleive that I've been in a "goat depression" because of it all. So much infact, that over the past month I've been really considering selling all my goats and getting out of goats completely. I just haven't been able to actually advertise any of my babies .... even on the worst days. I would really feel like selling them ... but when it came to the thought of logging online and advertising them for sale ... I couldn't make myself do it. Well then I got a text message on my yahoo messenger from a local lady whom I never met or talked to before, and she was reaching out to me for help. Long story short, I did everything I could to help her, and the end result was - she got her doe's vaginal prolapse fixed, and the doe is doing good. I don't know if I just NEEDED something to remind me WHY I love goats, or what. But helping her with her goat sort of "broke the spell" that I was under (so to speak). I feel like (even though the lady is not aware of this) that this lady and her goat actually brought me out of my depression. I guess it's the thrill of HELPING the goat. And being able to be the person that she reached out to for help. She turned to her vet first ... and her vet told her the goat was normal (our vet's around here are practically goat illiterate). So it's a good thing she did contact me and sent me a picture ... I knew right away we had a prolapse. And Brandi and Allison and my vet all assisted by giving information they knew as well. THANKS ! But anyway ... my point is, it's been a hard year, and I think that I can "see the light" at the end of the tunnel and I'm working my way out of this "goat depression" ... and I haven't been on the forum much in a while BECAUSE of a number of things, and one is being so discouraged about the things I dealt with my goats. Of course there's other things to ... such as being busy with family and animals. But I will admit the goat thing really had me down and it didn't help to get on here and read about goats. So hopefully things will start looking up for me, and I can get out of this depression completely. And please pray that I don't have any more incidents with my goats ... I can't handle it right now, or for a while. It's just been TO MUCH.