ANIMATED GIF: Peek a Boo! Look at YOU! So cute!
I miss you my sweet, smarty pants! I am so lost without you by my side every day!
I love you, little monkey!
What does Teddy Bear the Porcupine have in common with Cookie? He loves pumpkin too! OK so he loves the actual food, pumpkins! But look at this adorable guy! We thought WE talked a lot!
♡ Pumpkin and Cookie
A Shout-Out to THE BEST, most compassionate, caring, knowledgeable veterinarian on the planet! If you live in the Parker, Elizabeth, Kiowa, Castle Rock area in Colorado and have pets, I highly recommend Dr. Anderson at the Elizabeth Animal Hospital!
We are so thankful to have spent the day with Wayne’s family! We had brunch with his dad, Russ and (step) mom, Eloise brother Wes and family and his (step) brother, Mark! Then we had dinner with his sister, Susan, 2 brothers, Wes and Rusty, spouses, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. The house was full of laughter and children running everywhere!
We missed Wayne’s brother Shawn and his family, because Shawn had to work. And we missed Wayne’s mom, Karen, who went to be with the Lord in September.
I am thankful to be in a house with lots of family again. There were many years, I could not be due to all the chemicals in fragrances. I believe people are no longer using strong fabric softeners and I have also been turning the clock back on these intolerances to chemicals.
I am not totally there yet, but making progress! And, of course, I still have Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Late-Chronic Lyme Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury. Nevertheless, I am SO grateful to be able to be around family again! Praise God!
We are also so thankful to still have Snickers with us, though she wasn’t supposed to make it past November 22nd. Snickers needs a pacemaker, but she wouldn’t survive the surgery. She has a fatal heart condition that is not treatable by medications. She also has seizures from either a brain injury or a tumor and probable cancer. She wasn’t supposed to make it to Thanksgiving. So, we are thankful she did!
We had to say goodbye to Kit Kat today. We did everything we could to save her. We were force feeding her with tubes and syringes, but instead of getting better, she got much worse. She couldn’t even digest the liquids and cried in horrible pain for a couple of days, so we had to let her go. She was starving to death, which is not something anyone should have to go through. I let her suffer too long, because I was determined to save her. But I couldn’t. I’m so sorry, my Kitty Kat Puddy Tat! 🙁
September 24: Not out of the woods yet and don’t know if she has a bleeding ulcer, cancer or the exact cause of her starvation, muscle wasting, anemia and anorexia. But the great news is the vet was shocked to find that her kidneys and liver look pretty good and she does not appear to have a lung infection or virus!
This all started with severe depression when her Aunt JellyBean passed away 2 months ago. She cried for 2 weeks straight and moped around for months. She wasn’t eating much nor getting out to play with the babies as she was before, which continued to get worse and worse. This could have precipitated the whole viscous cycle, leaving her with loss of appetite and possible bleeding ulcer, then anemia, severe acidosis (very dangerous to the kidneys), anorexia (she hasn’t eaten in a very long time) and severe muscle wasting. Or it could be a hidden illness like cancer or the ulcer, which was made worse with the depression.
So, our first action is to try to get her eating again. The vet will be giving her an appetite stimulant, as well as electrolytes for the dehydration and sodium carbonate for the acidosis. If she continues not to eat, she will starve to death. We can tube feed her, but without knowing the cause, it may be just prolonging the situation. So, please pray she begins eating on her own today!
September 22: Please keep us in your prayers! Kit Kat (pictured as a baby here), has become suddenly very ill. We just lost her Aunt JellyBean a few months ago.Vet is doing blood tests tomorrow. Doesn’t look good for Kit Kat. This is so unexpected! She was healthy and strong all her life. Thought she would break records!
As you probably know, we just lost Wayne’s mom and my close, close friend, Matt this month. Lost my brother not long ago, as well! So many losses and crisis situations!
Friends please come for a visit.
♡ Sherri Mitchell Connell
Thank you everyone!
Pumpkin is consoling Kit Kat after losing Aunt JellyBean
Help! I heard Mommy say she’s gonna eat some Goat Cheese! Get me outta’ here! Pumpkin
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It’s true! Pumpkin and Cookie are on their way to stardom!
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Go on lots of journeys, as Pumpkin and Cookie plot a Mission Impossible Escape, show off their jumping and sliding skills and many other shenanigans! You won’t believe how cute and intelligent these babies are!
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Pumpkin and Cookie are also on YouTube!
We decided it was time to have some babies in our lives! I scoured all the nearby Nigerian Dwarf Goat farms to find just the right ones. We drove around looking and looking for people who raised these precious creatures with care and lots of love.
Then I found Black Forest Rascals online. I was watching their page as they added pictures of their babies as they were born. I feel in love with this red and white doe immediately! I knew she was just what I was looking for. After what I had been through with losing our miniature horse, I thought it would be very appropriate to have a baby with similar colors – red and white paint with blue eyes.
I sent them an email and we hopped in the car to go see her and some others south of us. Sadly, the owners didn’t get my email until the next day. Apparently, someone else came in the meantime and said they wanted this little baby!
But I had my heart set on her. I just knew she was meant to be. The next week, we went down there to visit the farm. Just before we left, the owner, Deb told me on the phone that she talked with the person who had said she wanted her and she said she would pick another if I really wanted her! Wow!
Of course, we got there and there was still no doubt she was going home with us! It was love at first site for her and Daddy, too! The only hang-up was that she was super shy. With my experience with my late Oreo, I know that when they leave the farm shy, they usually stay that way. They need to be worked with as infants.
Deb and her daughter Alison love their goats, take very good care of them and take the time to socialize them. Without hesitation, they offered to commit to working with her until we were able to pick her up at 8 weeks old! Yay!!
Long story short, we still needed another to go with her, we couldn’t decide until one of them jumped up in my lap and made herself comfortable. Next thing we know, she jumps in Wayne’s lap! So SHE chose us!
Watch the video above for a story-book look at our journey!
Thank you, Lil Forest Rascals in Black Forest, CO for raising healthy, happy and loving babies! www.LilForestRascals.com
We are so glad the goats were evacuated before the Black Forest Fire reached Lil Forest Rascals. But our hearts go out to you for losing your home, out-buildings and cattle to this horrific fire in June 2013. The fire burned 16,000 acres, over 500 homes, killed 2 people and many animals.
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