Monday, December 19, 2016


I am convinced that Ginny’s goat, Gypsy, is only alive due to Ginny’s TLC and a very loving father.  Maya, our dog, attacked her from behind and bit several chunks.  When Ginny heard a high-pitched goat cry she ran to the field and came back a couple minutes later with a bloody goat in her arm and calling for mom and dad.  We thought that was it.  But after an hour Gypsy was still hanging on to life so Jeff took her to the mobile clinic and sewed her up.  It took over 2 hours as he sewed about 15 places.  Gypsy just laid listless in Ginny’s lap.  We carried her to Ginny’s room to begin her recovery.  Ginny loves her animals and is very tenderhearted toward them.  It was very tough for her to see Gypsy in pain and think about losing her.  Through teary eyes, Ginny made Gypsy as comfortable as possible. 

She played classical music for Gypy and wrapped her in warm blankets.  She cleaned and brought food and water.  She even held visiting hours and brought in the other animals so Gypsy wouldn’t feel lonely.   For 4 days it was pretty tough and go and sweet Gypsy was in a lot of pain.  We went sure her back legs worked and we weren’t sure she wasn’t hemorrhaging inside.  And then….Gypsy pooped.  Never thought we’d be so thankful to see goat poop (in the house). 

She has made a great recovery.  Ginny’s daily given her medicine and dressed her wounds.  She’s been dealing with infection and fly strike.  Now, a month later, Gypsy seems just fine.  Her gait is a bit wobbly and she’s flat hoofed on on side.  


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