Sunday, June 08, 2008

Nitro (part 7)

After his walk around the kingdom Nitro really just wanted to rest. He was very tired, very hot, and knew his time on Hidden Haven would be ending sooner than he hoped. When he got back he saw the royal goat family waiting for him. Nitro stood tall and put on a smile so they wouldn't see how tired he was.He knew they wanted to spend time and talk to him too.
DiDi wanted Nitro to know how much she appreciated him making her part of the family when she moved to Hidden Haven.
Sonya had a hard time keeping back the tears. She had always had a crush on Nitro and had dreamed of someday having his kids.

BossyToes wanted her dad in law to know how much she loved him and that she and Brown Robyn would make sure their kids knew how much their granddad loved them. And she hoped to name one of their kids after Nitro.

Blanche had always been shy around Nitro but she came out to tell him how proud she was to be part of his kingdom. That she felt safe knowing Nitro was watching over all of them.

ViVi was very sad. She and Frosty Dan had really looked forward to having Nitro there when they had their kids. ViVi promised Nitro she would raise their kids to be loving and peaceful like their granddad.

Bridey was scared. Nitro had always made sure the other goats didn't pick on her or call her airplane ears. He was always nice to her and shared his food with her. She didn't want to say goodbye to Nitro.

Blinkin came over to tell Nitro thank you. She, Leonard and the girls had traveled many miles from the far away land of Tennessee. Nitro had made them welcome and feel like part of the family. He made sure Blinkin kept her position as head of her family and for that Blinkin was thankful.

Mandy hadn't been in the kingdom very long but thanks to Nitro she already felt like she had always been a part of the family. Mandy wanted Nitro to know she,Baby, Huey, Duey, and Louie would never forget his kindness. She would always think of him as the kind, loving king of Hidden Haven.

Sammi was having a really hard time. Nitro was like a brother to her. He was always there when she was scared or one of the others tried to bother her. She didn't want to think of there ever being a time when Nitro wouldn't be there. She couldn't hold back her tears.

Diva saw how tired and weak Nitro was. She got mom to give the family cookies and treats so she could sneak Nitro away to rest.

She just wanted to spend time with her sweet Nitro. She wanted to make sure he was comfortable.

Diva wanted to make sure Nitro heard and understood how much she loved him. How she would always love and keep him in her heart, forever.

Nitro listened and understood every word. Diva was his queen. Diva was his love. Nitro knew Diva would stay right there with him and that helped him relax. He was so tired. He knew this might be his last night with his sweet Diva. This might be his last night in his beloved kingdom....... to be continued


PEA said...

Dear Sis,

I've just caught up with your last couple of posts and it's like seeing a movie in my mind but sadly it's not just a movie but very real. My heart aches for Nitro, for all the other goats and especially for you and William. It must have been heartbreaking for William to have to leave knowing Nitro probably won't be there when he comes back. Sis, I so wish I could be there to wrap my arms around you and help you through all of this. Know that I'm thinking of you and love you!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Enjoying the story Peggy! It's amazing the life he had. Take Care

hillbilly2be said...

Hey, Peggy. I have not made it over here in far too long. Last time I was here, I just wasn't ready yet to consider animals, being more worried about the house and such.

I just love your pictures! I can tell how well you care for your critters! I'm really thinking of getting a goat or two nowadays, and I'll be reading your blog as often as I can with my 28.8 Internet connection.

Take care,

Rachel said...

I've just read the last post and this one. This is so sad to read. I just love those sweet pictures of him and Diva laying down together. You are so in my thoughts.

Lib said...

Oh Peggy, you are in my thoughts and prayers.THis is so sad.I know its hard for you to write it but a wonderful way to say Good bye.
You are a wonderful person.THis world needs more people like ya'll!

meggie said...

Peggy, I am crying here. I tell myself it is silly to cry about an animal I have not even met, but still I cry.
Hugs from usxx

Jackie said...

I don't recall how I found the link to your blog but have been reading it for quite some time now. Your deep love for your animals comes through in the way you write about their daily life at Hidden Haven.

As I sit here I've got tears running down my face. I feel as if I'm losing a beloved pet of my own after following Nitro's story. My heart goes out to you and William.

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miss*R said...

oh Peggy, I have been away and raced here when I came home... just know that I am thinking of you often xoxo

Jeanette said...

Hi Peggy just read last two posts through more tears my thoughts and love goes out to you take care...

Juli said...

((((((all of you))))))))

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I love these stories but I dont like where the end might come too. I have so enjoyed these stories. you are a great writer. i know how much you love your animals. What a blessing.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I hope writing about Nitro is therapeutic for you. You are touching many people.