Sunday, November 29, 2009

Candy Kiss

This is a tribute to Candy Kiss, our oldest goat who died today. I traded for her in 2004 when she was almost 8 years old because I loved her deep red color.
Only eight days later our buck Cody escaped when she was cycling and so 5 months after she arrived she produced triplets for us: Pixy Stix, Tootsie Roll, and Zotz.
She did not kid again until 2008 when she produced twins: Mars and Snickers.
She was then retired. Here she is teasing Cody in her retirement.
Her retirement was shorter than I had hoped, but her decline was brief and appeared painless.
I believe her life here was a good one, and I am glad I knew her.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

She was a beautiful goat; I'm so sorry she's gone.

Becky Utecht said...

Sorry to hear that she is gone. I'm glad her decline was brief and painless. I think you're right about her having a good life. :-)

Mim said...

Sweet!

Donna said...

Thanks guys! She was beautiful and made gorgeous kids. I wished she had lived longer, but winters can be so hard on older animals.

goatgirl said...

I'm so sorry. I also love her deep red color.

Donna said...

Thank you. She was the only red goat I have had. I wished she had made a red doeling for me to keep but the kids she made were awfully cute.

roundaboutacres said...

I'm sorry for your loss. She really was a pretty red. I'm sure she had a great life on your farm.

Donna said...

Thank you. I hope she did.

HisTek said...

I'm sorry for your loss Donna. She sounded like a great goat, and was blessed to have you for an owner.
Jackie

Donna said...

Thanks Jackie- she was a nice goat, and I was blessed to have her for my goat too!

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