This is the blog for our little farm in Skagit county. Here we have Shetland sheep and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In addition we have donkeys, cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, and peafowl. The blog describes the weekly activities here.
Yesterday Gung Ho died. He had diarrhea last week, and I treated him. It was getting better, but then yesterday morning we found him laying around more and not interested in hay. He did eat a couple of animal crackers. His exam was normal except he had become suddenly anemic- he wasn’t the day before. I treated him for infection and worms, but by 10 AM he had died. I had thought about bringing him to the vet but, of course, I had to get to work. I don’t think it would have helped so I don’t need to feel guilty about that, but I can feel guilty that I hadn’t the week before and that he died without me petting him. He didn’t seem to be in any pain, but I’m sure he wasn’t feeling well.
I had bought him in 2001 to be my breeding buck. I thought he would make spotted kids with our black and white spotted doe Dot. They produced a white doeling Iggy, a white buckling Kasper and a gorgeous buckskin buckling Jake. As I didn’t get the spots I was hoping for I had Gung wethered with anesthesia and kept him. He was a very nice goat with a lovely white beard. He was always friendly but not obtrusively so (like some of my goats). He was laid back and a beautiful animal. I am going to miss him.