Monday, April 26, 2010

Goatucation: A Sad Lesson Today

For today's Goatucation I need to discuss something very sad.
It seems I have lost my baby.
I know. I am very sad too.
The publicist has done a bit of research on the computer and she thinks it might be because I was rammed by one of the other goats. I am not telling who - Mallory - but I am also an old goat and these things happen sometimes.

It is also possible I was never pregnant in the first place but I'm not telling.

So to goatucate you on goats and miscarriage it most often happens because the doe gets rammed by a pen mate. It can also happen if the doe eats moldy hay but the publicist never gives us that. We only get yummy fresh hay around here and besides I am a fussy goat and wouldn't eat moldy hay any way. There are a number of other diseases that can cause miscarriage too including:

Toxoplasma - this is found in cat poop
Salmonella
Mycoplasma
John's disease
Listeria

Don't they sound scary? 
 
I just know I am very sad not to be having a kid this year and will be sad when Abby's kid comes. I hope you all understand.

I will leave you with a photo of me and Kevin from last year. It makes me happy to remember Kevin.  




Tomorrow:  I don't know yet. I might take the day off and give the blog to Abby.

34 comments:

  1. Aww, we're sad too that we won't get to see any little Pricilla babies this year.
    ~Jenny~

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  2. Oh ,my heart is so very sad for you.I know how you goaties love your babies.

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  3. I'm sorry. Poor girl. It'll be ok...at least that's what I keep telling myself.

    It'll be ok.

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  4. Oh Pricilla- I am so sorry to hear this. Keep your memories of Kevin to cheer you. He is so cute.

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  5. MAAAAA...."Goat"morning,Pricilla, we are Dolly and Flower, and our Auntie A.Marie let us use her blog to type you a personal message. Wasn't that very nice of her?

    We are very sorry that you lost your baby. We both have had goatie babies just this past month, and one of us (Dolly) lost one of the three that she was carrying. It was very hard for her when the baby wouldn't respond to her maahing. Life is just not fair sometimes!

    Your Goatie Friends,

    Dolly and Flower

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  6. Oh, I am so so sorry.
    I am sending lots of good pink thoughts your way and hoping you and your publicist will feel better soon.

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  7. Oh, Pricilla (and Patty), I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm sure this is very difficult for all of you, as everyone was so excited for a new little one. We are sending our love and hope you are okay in all of this. Hugs, my goat pally.

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  8. My dearest goatie-friend Pricilla!!
    We are so sorry to hear that you lost your baby.
    It was good to see the photo of you and Kevin. He is so sweet. Rest and take it easy. Maybe next year there will be a new little goatie-baby for you. I hope so. Our two-legged mommy has also lost some kits, so she really feels for your loss.
    Hugs, purrs and soft paws,
    Sara Cat
    Cajsa Cat
    Calle Cat
    Anna (our two-legged mommy)

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  9. I'm so sorry, sweet Pricilla. This is not really the kind of goatucation I like to read about, but I appreciate your using your very sad situation to help us learn more.

    I hope you are taking good care of yourself and enjoying some sunshine and delicious hay.

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news Pricilla. Thanks for sharing that beautiful photo of you and Kevin.

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  11. I am sorry to hear that. That is such a sweet photo of you and Kevin.

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  12. We're so sorry to hear this sad news. At least we still have you Pricilla so everything will be okay.

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  13. So sorry for your loss, Priscilla. There are no words of comfort but we can share your pain. Let Abby do the work, tomorrow, and you just take a rest...

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  14. I am so sorry. It is a redundant of the others, but it is heartfelt. If it makes you feel better (i hope it does) most dairy goats retire at 10, or sooner. You have had more babies than most! Revel in those that you have had, and take joy in others, and pride in your handsome stud's children. (and pretend they are yours)
    Much love from a devoted follower,
    Cici

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  15. oh no....this is so sad. maybe this is a dumb question but how did you find this out?

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  16. I am very sorry to hear this, you go over right away and visit with your studmuffin... I am just sure he can fix this for you!! Spend a few day cuddling with him and I bet before you know it, say about five months..poof there will be a litte goatie... :O)...

    as far as those pen mates butting...yep that is just not nice at all ... we don't have as much of that since we got rid of those Giant girls that used to live here but ya it still goes on...

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  17. That is so sad . . .the publicist should send you on a spa vacation -

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  18. Oh, Pricilla.... I'd offer you hugs, but you're a goat and that seems odd. You've broken my heart tonight. Take care of yourself.

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  19. Sorry to hear of your loss. Maybe it is time to sit back and enjoy the grandkids and be a good auntie goat. I've never lost one of my own, but after Maddie didn't have a baby, she tried kidnapping my Pebbles. Minnie cried for days with her head in the human's lap after she lost her baby. Time does heal. Blessed Be.

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  20. Aw, Pricilla, I'm so sorry about your loss. That is so sad, but it's good that you always have happy memories of Kevin to make you smile.

    He always makes us smile, too!

    Maybe Mallory will let you be an extra-special Auntie Goat to her kid. :)

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  21. Oh Pricilla, my human and I are so sorry to hear this! I know words can't do much for you right now, so I will send you lots of healing purrs and kitty headbutts instead.

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  22. That's very sad Pricilla. My Opal had the same thing happen this year and we don't know why. But we love her just the same, so remember that you are loved!

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  23. So sorry Pricilla! Everything happens for a reason. Perhaps you just needed a rest with no kids. This way you can watch Abby have to take care of her kid, nurse her kid, etc., and you can just relax and take it easy.

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  24. Oh, Pricilla, I'm so sorry. Can you help take care of Abby and her kid? It might be sad, but won't it also be kind of happy? Even a little bit? Bittersweet maybe? You poor thing.

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  25. Dear Pricilla, sorry to hear you are not well. A spring without a kid might not be a bad thing. You deserve some time just for you.
    Toxo is not only from cat poop. It can be found in any gardening soil. Cats get a bad rap.
    Take a day or 2 or then let us know when you feel better.

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  26. Sorry for your loss, Priscilla.

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  27. aw crap, I missed reading your blog for a few days and come back to this! How horrible! I'm so so sorry that your baby wasn't meant to be. Please get lots of rest and hopefully your maa will give you some extra special treats.

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  28. I'm reading this so late, but wanted to say how sorry I am to hear it! Condolences to the publicist too.

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Maaaaaa away....

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