Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Goat in my Bed







Yes your read that right - life slid off the rails and the rule book went out the window.

Little girl in the Bathroom - I know she needs a name - has been having issues with her walking and standing. This started out as not a big deal but for the past two days she has been getting worse and worse. I have tried everything I had in my bag of trick and talked to others who have more then my 15 years in raising goats and we are all without answers. The other issue is we no longer even have a vet out here who does goats - so after spending two days on the hard bathroom floor trying to keep her engaged and taking a few steps I was drained. I had to get a few minutes of sleep on my back and on something a bit softer. Now I would do the couch but she was unable to get comfortable so it was upstairs into my bed.
Before you all get weird about this - I first put a big plastic sheet down then two heavy thick towels, then the heating pad, another plastic sheet and two more towels. Then I made sure she had done her business and off to bed we went. She curled up and I laid down. WOW, flat on my back - boy did that feel GREAT!!! Now off to sleep she went but I admit I was so worried I did not get a minute of sleep - thank goodness for late night TV - Outer Limits and bad Horror Movies... Little one slept and was an angel with no accidents. When 4:30 am came around and I needed to give a bottle to her and start the morning outside chores little girl sat in the kitchen waiting for me. After finishing my outside work I came inside and she had walked herself into the living room, picked out which DVD we should watch and then sat herself down in the sunshine. I was so thrilled to see that she walked a good 100 yards on her own and enjoyed it. I guess that magical night in my bed did the trick - I however am still in great need of some shut eye but I would give up another night for more of that magical healing.

Can I say there will be a goat in my bed tonight? Heck, the rule book is gone and anything goes in the name of healing...

3 comments:

Brooke Dilling said...

She is so sweet! Can't wait to meet her. (I think you should name her Charmaigne -- you know kindof like Charmane tp, but not really...) Kidding, totally kidding...

Jane said...

Sometimes we do strange things for the ones we love. If it does the trick, well then by all means do it. Of course you run the risk of a 3 year old goat still thinking she should be sleeping in your bed :) I have white carpet too. Why o why do we farmers have white carpet. I think the next carpet will be dirt and pee colored.

Aprons and More said...

Ok..we in Georgia have another name....Sugar...or maybe Honey! She is so sweet!!

Katy :)