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Jumping the Moon Dairy - the next chapter

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by babsbag, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Mar 25, 2019
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    This is not true. More often then not it will get increasingly worse and given the nature of these dogs it is likely they would fight to the death. I can't stand it when people suggest this. First it is likely that there will be a death, second the one that survives will have extensive medical bills. What ass would do this?
    I'm not talking about a tif but full on fight is different.
    We went through the Callie/Eliza thing... Callie was really gracious and never sunk her teeth into Eliza, but that third time Eliza pulled a cheap shot... Callie never forgot it and I knew if they ever got into Callie would kill her. Eliza just wanted the top spot but wasn't capable.
    From then on if Eliza was on a fence adjacent Callie would lower her head and growl. Callie got along with all dogs in every field.
    No way could I stand back and watch my dog get killed.
    Trainers my butt! :smack
     
  2. Mar 25, 2019
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    Wouldn't that be nice! Is the potential home with anyone we know?
     
  3. Mar 26, 2019
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    Unfortunately it is not a BYH member. The lady is coming to get her in the morning. Alondra will be living with about 70 goats and 3 mini donkeys on 100 acres. Lots of room to roam. There is another LGD, a puppy about 4 months old, a male so she will have a friend. The lady works from home and even the goats have a lot of room they are near the house most of the time. It seems that this will work out nicely but doesn't make it much easier on me.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2019
    Devonviolet

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    :hugs Oh Sweet Barb, my heart breaks for you! :hit

    I can only imagine how difficult this must be! :hugs It makes me want to cry, just thinking about having to give up one of our LGDs.
     
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  5. Mar 26, 2019
    BlessedWithGoats

    BlessedWithGoats True BYH Addict

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    farmerjan

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    I know you will miss her, but the reduction in stress levels will help. And maybe in the future you can find another that will "fit" into your operation.
    How is the "rebuild" situation coming?
     
  7. Mar 26, 2019
    babsbag

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    I got the insurance money but waiting for some dry weather. It has been so wet and muddy, it is truly a mess. I need to build more shelter for the goats so I can fence the goats out of the collapsed barn so we can take it down. It seems that they don't mind hanging out in a barn with a very low roof at all.

    I will admit, I am having a rough time with all of this. Had 6 kids born here yesterday too...Alondra helped me clean the quads, I am going to miss that girl. Took her to the vet this morning and got her chipped and updated her rabies shot. She is laying here on the floor enjoying her inside time. :hit
     
  8. Mar 26, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Words don't make that kind of hurt go away but I'll say I feel for you anyway. I know it isn't getting any easier as the time gets closer.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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  10. Mar 26, 2019
    babsbag

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    Alondra is still here. I guess that God has another plan for her. :) The lady never called me to tell me she was starting her trip (3 hour drive) so I contacted her as I wanted to go start milking. She said she wasn't coming today after all...too far of a drive. OK...when was she going to tell me? She is not getting my girl. Plus I wanted to get Alondra chipped before sending her off just in case, you never know what might happen on the way home. I had asked her to wait a few days so I could get that done and her reply was, "well if you don't think that she is going to settle in then maybe I should just keep looking for a dog". Well, maybe you should. I got Alondra chipped this morning and got her rabies updated too, but she is still here. I just sent Mia back to barn and now Alondra is getting her house time for a few days. Silly girls.