Have you ever heard of a child being abused and then the only thing you could think about was going home and holding your own babies until they managed to squirm and wiggle out of your arms? You shower them with hugs and kisses and thank god that he decided to leave your babies in your care and not with some maniac? Well I have... and not just with my two legged babes either.
I believe that all things have a right to live out their lives healthy and comfortably until their purpose here on earth has been served. Even when we raise animals for meat, that animal has lived the best dang life it possibly could until its final breaths. I believe that's the way it should be. Unfortunately some people do not feel like that about animals, especially with livestock....
Earlier this week I caught wind of animal abuse case. In this economy issues such of these are rapidly popping up all over the place. This is happening with people that you would never think could do something like that. Once I heard of this particular animals suffering, I just wanted to love on my favorite four legged girls!
Sis and I headed out for the rocks. The girls started calling out to us before we arrived at the front gate. We walked over to the stones in the pasture and sat down. Jasmine and Jessica proceeded to rub their bodies against us like two happy dogs getting a delicious treat.
I leaned my head against Jasmines warm full tummy. She turned to rub her nose against mine. I could feel her breath against my cheek...At that moment her happiness and well being put my troubled heart to ease.
I think I even saw Jessica smile for the first time... yep she was smiling. She's happy to be our goat too.
Jasmine attempted to climb onto my lap a couple times. Goodness, that brought back those early memories with her. When we bought her, she was wilder than a buck! I was in way over my head! I would have to catch her and hold her in my lap for a couple of hours a day while she would struggle to get free. I did this for a couple of weeks until she got use to me. We went through hell. She has come so far. I know that if she would have went somewhere else, there was a great possibility that she would have remained wild and therefor dispensable... We all know what happens to dispensable animals right? They are bought and sold and bought and sold. Eventually animals like that end up in bad places. I feel so lucky that these girls are here and apart of our lives.
Its all fun and games until Jasmine mistakes my hair for hay!
Goats are like children that never grow up.
When you obtain a goat you are making a life long commitment to raise a permanent toddler....
But like most toddlers they provide hours of entertainment!
How could anyone ever be cruel to this???