Monday, May 12, 2008

SweetPea

Sweet Pea passed away last evening. She spent the day inside yesterday as we had storms all day. She had a really good day, ate well, and would walk around crying if she didn't see me. After a long nap I stood her on her pad while I fixed her bottle. When I came back into the room she had what looked like a seizure and fell over. She died in my arms a few minutes later. I know she is a animal and living on a farm I should be use to animals dying. I'm not. She was very precious and very loved. She had her own sweet little ways about her. SweetPea will be missed .

To those that left diagnosis comments and emails when I posted about her being sick: SweetPea was up todate on her vaccines and worming. The Vet did xrays and labwork. SweetPea had problems that started by not having room or nourishment in her mothers womb. If you have more diagnosis please keep them to yourself today. SweetPea is gone and I just don't want to read them.



43 comments:

Cathy said...

Take care Peggy

Cathy

PEA said...

Wish I was there with you to hold you in comfort, Sis. I cried so much last night after I read your email...my greatest comfort is that you gave her so much love while she was alive. Animals sure have a way of getting into our hearts, don't they! Love you Sis. xoxo

amelia said...

How very sad...

You did your very best.

Farm Chick Paula said...

I'm so sorry, Peggy... and you're right- it's never easy to lose one, especially the ones so close to your heart.
*hugs*

Sea2Shore said...

Bless your heart Peggy. I am very sorry for you loss.

Anonymous said...

From Corky Wolf,

Peggy, I am so sorry!

I really do know exactly how you feel.
I have been there twice so far with baby goats.
Later, you will get over the hurt enough to thank God for letting you know her for the time she had and that she did not suffer but had fun, thanks to you, till the end.
Good job!

Midlife Mom said...

I just read about Sweet Pea over at Pea's Corner and just wanted to stop by and tell you how sorry I am that she is no longer with you. As an animal lover myself I know how heartbroken you must be. Take care.

Jo said...

Bless your heart Peggy. Words just don't seem to be enough in a situation like this. When these little critters walk into your heart and take up residence there it hurts every bit as much to loose them as it does to loose the human critters.

I hold you in my heart and prayers Peggy while you deal with the loss of your Sweet Pea.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your precious little goat. I know how painful it is to lose a special animal you let into your life.

Iowa Gal said...

Iam so sorry about Sweet Pea. She was such a sweetie and even tho she was here for such a short time she has left a hole in your heart. Ignore the "arm chair veterinarians" as they weren't there. People seem to have the need to advise. Again Iam sorry for your loss.

Marci said...

Oh Peggy, I am so sorry. It is SO hard to love one of our animals we love. I am sending hugs your way. I will pray for God's comfort for you.

wildbilltanker said...

Hon I stand by what I said when we helped deliver her. She was the prettest goat I ever seen. I know that you did everything possible for her.Please don't feel badly over something you have no control over. love william

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry Peggy to hear about Sweet Pea. One thing for certain she had lots of love while she was with you.

Hugs to you dear.

City Mouse said...

Peggy - I'm so sorry about Sweet Pea. I know her loss must be really tough, but I hope you'll take some comfort in knowing that Sweet Pea clearly knew how loved she was, and what a happy, comfortable home she had, and how well taken care of she was. Bless you Peggy, and Sweet Pea too.

Alice said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of little Sweet Pea. I used to have goats and loved each one for her own unique personality. I can't even imagine how sad it must be to lose a dear little one.

JoyceAnn said...

You did all you could , Peggy ~ be at Peace.

~ Hugs ~ JoyceAnn

Needled Mom said...

Peggy, I am so sorry that you lost your little Sweet Pea. It is never easy. You did such a great job caring for her during her short life. She had to know she was loved.

Al said...

Peggy, so sorry to hear about Sweetpea's passing. She was a lucky kid to have you with her when she went. She knew she was loved and that is the main thing

Love
Al and Col

Anonymous said...

No one could have done more or loved her more...

Annie said...

I am so sorry to hear this, I know with out a doubt that you of all people gave her the best life she could have had and farm animal or not, we love our animals and miss them when they are gone, thats what compassion is all about.
Sending my prayers to you,
Annie

Paper Roses said...

So sad at the news of little sweet pea.
Debbie.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

All I can say is that i am so sorry because i know how you feel!!

Sandy

Caroline in NH said...

My sympathies on the loss of little Sweet Pea. She was a beautiful little baby.

tlawwife said...

So sorry to read this sad news. Bless you for your loving nature towards all of God's creatures.

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Bless your heart! I feel so badly for you! I'm sure our Pea (godmother) is just as sad today too!
(((hugs)))♥♥

meggie said...

Tears have come, for you & Sweet Pea.
O Peggy, life can be so hard some days. Hugs.

groovyoldlady said...

Hiho, I found you at Pea's blog.

Our condolences on losing your kid.

My little girls started 4-H last year and my then 6 year-old, Silly-Head, got a Nubian kid. She was sweet and bossy and spoiled (the goat, that is), but she never grew "right" and one day she passed away. We were afraid that Silly-Head would be traumatized (I certainly was!) but she just shrugged and said, "I like Nubians. Is there another Nubian I can train instead?" So she got another and all was well.

Me? I still get a little misty when I see pics of the kid she lost!

(PS. This year she has a Saanen - much easier to work with, but not nearly as much character!)

HomemakerAng said...

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HomemakerAng said...

i just left a comment and do not see it...

I FEEL SO BAD that I just have checked this tonight, MONDAY 8:33 and I had no idea you have been going through this. I feel awful! Here we called you and did not even know any of it. I am so sorry Peggy. I know for sure you gave that sweet pea so much care and love that anyone could have never given her more.

xxxxx Please know how sorry we are...

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

My dear friend Peggy, I just heard about your loss of Sweet Pea from over at Pea's corner..My heart goes out to you..I am so sorry...you were the best mother and nurse to your little goat...hugs, Baba

Mary said...

My heartfelt condolences Peggy - you did so much to make Sweet Pea's life comfy and full of love while she was here and that's what counts.

Take care my dear - you are in my thoughts tonight.

Donna said...

So sorry dear Peggy...praying for your consolation in due time.

Dianne said...

I came from Carole's blog too and wanted to give you a virtual hug. So sorry too.

pondbluebird said...

oh i loved reading about sweet pea, i am so so sorry. my heart is in my throat. xo

Barbara said...

I am so sorry for what you are going thru. Thank you for sharing your stories of Sweet Pea and know that you made every moment very special for her. Many of us fell in love with Sweet Pea thru you. Sympathy and Hugs to you.

Pam said...

I'm so sorry.
Although I've never posted, I've been reading about Sweetpea.
We lost a small one like Sweetpea a few years ago, and I know that it is a difficult thing to go through.
Hugs,
Pam

peppylady said...

Sorry I can only listen to your grief.

Georgeanne said...

I'm so sorry for the heartbreak you are feeling; I loved reading about SweetPea. I don't think we can ever get used to losing the animals we love whether we live on a farm with lots of animals or in the city with one small pet. SweetPea's life was precious and worthy of your love.

Alice said...

I'm so sorry, Peggy. I understand how the death of a loved animal can be so heartbreaking. Do take time and care, and look after yourself.

Kathleen Marie said...

God Bless You! My prayers are with you and the family. Losing a pet is so very hard. I use to raise cats... Each little creature is so precious. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Peggy,

I'm new to this blog and I just love it. What a loving, wonderful mom you are to your animals! And what a great life! You are so lucky and blessed. I know SweetPea appreciated everything you did and is waiting at the "Rainbow Bridge"
luv. MaryO

ga.farmgirl said...

Peggy, I get so attached to my animals and feel the same way. Here I am on a farm and know they can't all be pets.
I know exactly how you feel, I have been there before and no words will help until you mourn SweetPea.

Rosa said...

Oh Peggy, I am so sorry. You did everything you could and it's just Mother Nature's way. It still breaks our heart doesn't it. Well, Sweet Pea will be your patron saint of HHH now. I'm sure you will feel a nudge from her every now and again. Big hugs my friend.