Friday, October 9, 2009

Kindnesses

Well, Patty's time came sooner than we had hoped. After it had become obvious that our treatments were not making her life significantly easier, we made the decision to put her down. She was a trooper and kept her silly, food-obsessed personality to the end, but I knew we owed her the kindness of ending her pain.

In a kindness much greater than the one we made for Patty, our friends and fellow goat farmers, The Carlsons, offered to put her doown for us. I am so grateful for their strength and the amazing, meaningful gift they offered us at a very difficult time. Thank you, Carlson family and thank you Patty for being a (mostly) good little goaty. Peace.

5 comments:

Pam said...

So sorry to hear this. It must have been very hard, even though you knew it was coming. Just glad you didn't have to do it yourselves. I could never be a farmer. Hugs to you both.

LeeAnne said...

You are welcome.

- Tim

Dragana said...

That's so sad. She had such an intersting face. I'm glad she's not suffering any more.

Katherine said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Patty. I know you will miss her.

Kristin said...

Sorry this is so late....haven't been able to keep up with the blogs to much lately. I'm so sorry to hear about Patty... :(