Sunday, September 4, 2011

Crisp Air for Breakfast

As I sit here this morning I have my cotton cap on my head and my favorite Icelandic sweater on - Fall is in the air and surrounding the Funny Farm. I noticed a few leaves in the forest have a red tint to them and the animals are starting to eat to bring their weight up for the coming cold months.

It was a cold night last night in the barn and Yes, Sugar is still with us. At 2:30 in the morning he stopped breathing and I stroked his forehead and horns saying my prayers for him. Just as I was trying to peel my aching bones off the dirt floor he gasped and opened his eyes. Oh My Gosh!!! So I sat back down to check him over - his breathing is slow but steady, his eyes are still clear and he took some water. I put his folded blanket back under his head and took the other blanket and covered his body. We sat watching "Twin Peaks" on the portable DVD player (thanks kids) and poured another cup of hot tea....

I fell asleep somewhere around 3:30 and woke up to the little billies in the next room getting into a head butting contest around 6:00 am. Sugar was looking at me and still breathing at the same pace. I gave him another drink and checked his pulse...

I tried to get up but my left leg had also fallen asleep. Thank goodness no one saw me getting up off the ground - it sure was not Graceful at all. As I limped to the house trying to get my leg to work I really needed a hot cup of coffee, two more aspirins and a warm wash cloth to run over my face.

So, another night under our belt and a new day before us. The goats are thrilled with the cooler weather, the dogs are doing their Happy Dance with dew on their coats and I am just looking for my Icelandic Sweater to warm these bones. Hoping for a productive day today and a peaceful passing for Sugar.

3 comments:

monica said...

My dearest friend,
You have been in my thoughts and prayers in particular today! I must say that you are such an inspiration to me! You have such amazing strength! I pray that God will see you though this time and give you rest!
Monica xo

Michele' said...

hello honey, Debbie told me about Sugar so I wanted to let you know I am thinking about you. It is so wonderful to know that sugar has you & is not alone...I know its heart breaking but Sugar feels safe with you & when the time comes he will at least go feeling loved...lots of love,hugs & kisses sent your way...xoxo Michele'

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks so much ladies - your prayers, kind words and strength means the world to me and Sugar... He is still with us this morning but not for long I think he is bleathing slower and slower. He is trying with all his might.