UTTERLY AWESOME HEADBUTTERS and their guardians
After careful thought and consideration we at Celtic Legends Farm have decided in the name of animal humanity we will no longer disbud our goats. disbudding is painful for the animal. separating doe and kid to have the kids undergo disbudding at the vet's office is stressful for all. we hope you understand our decision.
Last week (1/13/14 - 1/18/14) was a tough week. The cost of learning much too high. Thelma crossed the Rainbow Bridge less than 24 hours after she joined the world. Dr. Jackson suspects her brother being stuck and her experiencing lack of oxygen caused her death. Princess survived the day and had no idea she had given birth two a healthy kid, Louise Sugarfoot. Princess is still in a bit of a fog and due to the frigid temperatures the master shower was turned into a newborn nursery with visits to the barn and goat yard during the warm hours of the day. Still. . .Sugarfoot was unhappy. Goats are social beings and need other goats to be happy. My responsibility based on our mission statement was clear, create a social network for Sugarfoot. We've connected wtih a few other goat people and contacted the one closest to us to see if it was possible to get a three to five day old goat as a sibling for Sugarfoot. Friends, Eric and Andy, said they had a male found in their goat yard and rejected by his first time Mom. This goat was so cold the guys dunked him in warm water to stimulate him. They had been bottling feeding their orphan too. These gentlemen sell meat goat breeds for meat and couldn't see doing this to this boy. They offered freely for this goat to come stay at the farm forever, or I had the option of returning him once he and Sugarfoot were weaned. This little cutie was a Boer mix, the same as Elliot, who we also saved from the table, and of course immediately reminded us of Baby Elliot joined our Celtic Legends Farm Family, grabbed by heart and tugged, and became our Patches. Sugarfoot immediately started eating better, her energy improved, and she is one happy little goat. These two souls will be socialized with everything we can think of like all the animals at German Shepherd Rescue of Central Florida and Celtic Legends Farm. We are grateful to Eric and Andy for their compassion and support.