"Hope that's not a sign of the way the rest of the season's gonna go Coach"
- Facing the Giants
These words were twirling through my head last night when our favorite doe kid (U R My Sunshine) from 2009 aborted at about 3 1/2 months along. We were so looking forward to Sunshine freshening as she looks to be about one of our best yearlings! Why this happened, we don't really know, as we haven't changed feed, given any medication/antibiotics/wormer/etc, moved in new goats to her pen, etc. It's rather puzzling and very disappointing. As far as we know, she only aborted one and who knows, could keep some alive. Perhaps she had so many she was getting squished in there. That is best case scenerio. Last night I could still feel one up in there, so who knows what will happen.
On the positive side.....it was pretty intreaging. The fetus was so perfect, 4 perfect little hooves, 2 tiny litte ears, 2 little nubs on top of the head. There was no hair and the skin was somewhat see-through, so you could see each little bone in the legs and that tiny little rib cage. Oh, and just so everyone knows....it was a buck. :D
This got me thinking about human abortion. Life is so precious! I was thinking about how most pro-choice people are all for the saving of animals and animal rights, etc, etc. I'm sure they would fight HARD if you gave an animal an abortion. Yet they don't care a whit about the way more precious humans. Anyway, just a random though from Bethany.
Hope all is going well with each of you! Have a great begining of a new week!
God's blessings to you all,