Sad in Columbus

I had my vet euthanize Sally this morning- she was much worse by the time he got there. Now I will try to arrange burial with our friend Bill who has a backhoe and skid loader. This makes me very sad – I remember the night she was born, big and healthy while her twin sister Susannah was a scrawny 1.9lbs. It was one of the most fun times I ever had. Thanks for all your notes and good wishes.

40 thoughts on “Sad in Columbus

  1. Linda

    I’m so sorry she didn’t get better. It’s hard to let them go, even when they are ill. Take care.

  2. Lynai

    I am so sorry to hear about Sally. You gave her the very best life a goat can have. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Jackie Baumhauer

    So sorry. She had the best home and wasn’t separated from her sister. She was a very lucky goat to have you.
    Thinking of you!

  4. Marian

    So sorry to hear about Sally… know you did all you could for her…….it’s so hard! Hugs to you.

  5. Carole

    So sorry for the loss of your sweet Sally. Too many losses for both of us since the Alice and Emma days. Take care. You’re in my prayers.

  6. Christine H.

    Mary, I am so sad about Sally. It is always difficult to lose a beloved pet friend. Remember all the joy she gave you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dee Winter

    I’m so sorry about Sally. She lived a good life with you, had fun and knew she was loved. You didn’t want her to suffer, that’s not fair to either of you. Remember the good times.

  8. Judy Moore

    I am so sorry for your loss. She had a wonderful life with all of you. She is now in greener pastures.

  9. Rose Mikulski

    Mary, I was hoping that Sally would get better; it’s hard to lose a beloved pet. May happy memories fill the hole in your heart. Take care.

  10. Judy Schrader

    My heart goes out to you with the lose of Sally. Wish I could give you a hug. Remember the good times, I’m sure there were many.

  11. Linda

    I am so sorry for your loss–I can’t imagine that pen without her….my animals are friends too…

  12. Anne Manly

    It’s so sad to lose such a loved one – many prayers for you as you remember all the joy she brought to you.

  13. Carmen

    I’m so sorry about Sally. Our pets are family, and it hurts just as much when we lose of them. Take care.

  14. Barbara Corbitt

    Hi mary,
    Im so sorry about sally, and so close to losing your precious benji. It is amazing how quick we get attached to our pets. When my daughter was young, my dad gave us a goat named toby. We had a tie out in the front yard and he had his own lawn chair he would sit in and watch traffic go by. I cannot tell you how many times people would drive by and then come by again just to make sure theyvwere not mistaking him for a dog. Now i ask, how many dogs have you seen with horns??!! It was funny.
    All animal lovers know that more than likely we will outlive our pets, but the unselfish love they give us, makes it worth it. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Barbara

  15. Connie Field

    Hi Mary,
    I am so sorry you had to have the vet put Sally down. Thinking of you and of your sadness in having to put down such an awesome goat friend. Just know she is looking down at you and knows of the great care you gave her all of these years.
    Good luck in Ohio and try to have a good time with your quilting responsibilities. I hope to get to your shop before the end of the year, or as soon as I can in the new year. I just got started in quilting last year, and hope to finish my first wall quilt by the end of October.
    Take care,
    your new friend in Wisconsin
    Connie Field

  16. Beth Strand

    Oh, Mary, I’m so sorry. Our furbaby friends enrich our lives so much and leave such a big space when they’re gone. Sending my sympathies your way.

  17. Agatha B

    So very sorry to read that you had to do this all long distance. My 12 year grand daughter also raises miniature goats and the last time babies were born she held in her arms one that didn’t live very long. But every time one of the mama’s get ill she wants to be there until their end. She wants me to tell you how sad she is for you being so far away.

  18. Mareen

    I know it is hard for you to be away anyway but this makes it worse……..thoughts and know she is now hopping in heaven!!!

  19. Kathleen O'Grady

    So very sorry for your loss. I keep seeing that last picture you posted of Sally, so very cute. She is free of pain now and grazing away in that big pasture of Heaven. May you get comfort in knowing that.


    Sorry to here of the loss of another pet friend. You really have a big heart when it comes to animals..

  21. Mary Reinacher

    Oh, Mary, I was so sorry to see the new. We will all miss Sally, but no one more than you. M

  22. Brenda Simmons

    This was the first thing I read this morning. It brought tears to my eyes. So Sorry to hear of your loss.

  23. Pat O'Neill

    I am so sorry for your loss!! It must be very hard to be away and have to deal with this!! You are in my thoughts today!!

  24. Cathie

    I am so sorry. Please know our thoughts are with you
    and I am sure she is happy and healthy over the Rainbow
    Bridge with her buddies…….

  25. susan blazevski

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I, too, live on a farm and every time something like that happens it is like loosing a family member. The fact that you couldn’t be there makes it even harder to deal with.

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