Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Silver Lining

It isn't just the rain getting us down. We have had a couple of bad days.

It seems kind of babyish to complain about our little troubles with the world in the state it's in. Really it is just a hill of beans.

But it is our hill. And our beans.

Pinky got very sick. It seemed she might die. But she pulled through. So that was good.

But then she went into labor early, and had two kids, a beautiful little pink girl and a chubby little tri-color boy with silver roaning around his ears.

The little girl died without ever opening her eyes. She couldn't breathe properly.

Pinky turned weak and vacant again, and she wouldn't eat or drink anything. The farmer gave her electrolytes and calcium every hour until she finally started nibbling some fir leaves.

The farmer took Pinky's son and was going to make him a bottle baby. He had been as quiet as a mouse. But when the farmer picked him up he started bawling like a fire engine and Pinky jolted wide awake for the first time since she got sick.

She got up and ran over to the farmer and started licking the baby.

"All right you can keep him," said the farmer. "If you eat your alfalfa."

Pinky ate her alfalfa.

Pinky's son is called Silver.

Silver Lining.


Marigold said...

He is very cute and we are VERY sorry about the little girl. We are glad Pinky is better. However, we want to know how that little boy got ears? Hmmm...

By the way, I'm telling you. The rain has got ME down. Oy.

Millie said...

Oh, we are certainly hoping they both continue to do well. Lots of goat love coming their way.

Brenda said...

Congratulations to Pinky for her cute little boy and finding her spark again. I'm sorry about the little girl though.

Terry Golson said...

Loud baby bleating is powerful medicine. I hope they have days of sunshine to get strong!

Yang said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss, but am thrilled about the good tidings concerning your son. Something similar happened to me this year except it was my son who did not come into this world breathing and his fat, over sized sister who is still with me. I have discovered that the remaining child feels the need to get into twice as much trouble, so as not to let me feel like I am missing out. The little dears do know how to compensate, don't they?

AZ Girly said...

So sorry to hear about your little girl, but really glad that Pinky & Silver are doing well!