Mother Goose has been struggling with saying Goodbye to sweet Bella. Several times during the day when I check on her I have to bring Bella lifeless body out to show her that she is really gone. We go thru the greiving process all over again and then she walks off leaving me to worry about her.
On Monday I put Mother Goose in with the other girls hoping she would perk up with the girls daily activities and even their bossy nature.. I told the girls to help her through this but they were dealing with the bone chilling temps and the hunt for tender nibbles in their pasture.
As I worked over the boiling pots in the kitchen I glanced out the window and what did I see - TRUE LOVE AND COMPASSION. Not by the will of the goat girls but rather by the kind hearted fur bound guardian - Chief!!
I got out the binoculars and gazed on the love being shared. There sat Cheif next to Mother Goose on the small moss and rock out cropping. Mother Goose pressed against his broad shoulder as he licked her face and eyes with such care and compassion. She in turn rubbed her face on his downy soft shoulder using ever inch of his massive body to comfort her sorrow and pain. They sat there repeating this over and over again without a thought of the world passing them by. I wondered how long Chief would do this - Chief has grown up with Mother Goose although she never has been kind to him. She understands his job of watcher and protector but never has she even napped close to him. What words have been shared by them, does Chief understand her loss and pain?? I know he has felt mine as I sat in the barn crying when I would sit with Bella in my arms as Mother Goose would relive the loss and trying to come to terms. Did he fell the same loss or just undersood the need to be the strong once again.... Such a magical moment I got to witness. When folks ask me WHY do I do what I do - Today is the answer... To see such love, compassion and strength shared gives me reason and strength to carry on...
I wished I could have gotten a picture of this moment but I did not dare to leave the house and ruin the moment. It will be locked in my mind and heart for as long as I live. What a Memory!!