Monday, May 7, 2012


So here's what we believe happened to our Vegeta.  He was sick a few weeks ago and had antibiotics and got better.  Done.  He was perky and happy again.  So this is totally unrelated to that illness. Today, because of some signs we saw on his body and mouth, we believe he had a strain of pneumonia that strikes fast, like 5 hours fast.  And the last hour is when the internal organs shut down and they die so fast you hardly have a chance to realize they are sick.  There is a vaccination for it, but you have to know the goat has it to save them, or give it to them in advance so they don't catch it.  So we are sure Vegeta didn't suffer long.  He was buried today and tomorrow the kids and I will make a marker to honor him. 

And this Saturday will be vaccination day for our remaining goat herd.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear about Vegeta! I just told Anya and she is so sad. Katie