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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A very sad day

This morning we lost Tula, the little tiny lamb.  She was fine last night but this morning she was non responsive.  Her belly was full of milk though, and felt kind of bloated.  I treated her for bloat with no success.  I ran her to the vet and unfortunately she died on the exam table.  They felt that she had some underlying infection because she was eating well, but her digestion had shut down.  I know that she was tiny and weak from the beginning, but that doesn't make it any easier to lose her.

In honour of Tula's life, I will postpone the results of the naming contest.  It is not a time for celebrating today.

Run free, tiny girl.  The flock of Artaius welcomes you.

Tula:  March 2, 2010 - March 16, 2010

26 comments:

Lola Nova said...

I am so sorry, she was such a sweet little thing. So sad to lose any animal but, one that you had cared for so closely is especially difficult. My thoughts are with you.

Pricilla said...

I am very sorry. It is hard to lose family be it human or animal.

Mom L said...

Claire, I'm so very sorry. She had a very happy couple of weeks with you, much more than if you hadn't taken her under your wing. I know how hard it is to lose an animal, especially one so adorable. I hope the others remain strong.

Nancy

Spinners End said...

So sorry Claire- you certainly did all you could for the wee one. Artaius will be lucky to gain such a sweet tiny soul for his flock.

Carol said...

So sorry, Claire. You're right, no matter how long (or not-so-long) our critters are with us, it's sad.

Louise said...

My sincere condolences. Tula was with us for a very short time, but she will be remembered.

polly's path said...

I am heartbroken for you. You did everything, and then some- from the moment you brought her inside as your house baby to her last hours-to take care of her.
A sad day, indeed. I guess it is what we humans sign up for when we give our hearts to our animals.

Animals with Opinions said...

oh darn, we are so sorry. we will tell gerald as soon as we find him. the human mourns with you. there is nothing harder than losing an animal that you personally took care of. may the little one find many green pastures to run free in.

snowy the cat

Deb said...

I'm sorry Claire - you did your very best.....

Chicken Momma said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose an animal.

Spring Lake Farm said...

Claire - I'm really sorry!

Sandy

Kelly said...

I'm sorry to read about that. How sad for your family. :-(

Somerhill said...

I'm very sorry, Claire.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I hestitated to click on the blog.

I was trying to think back. A pair was born? right? She and her large brother both died? from the same mother? shucks, so sad.

Mare said...

oh Claire i am so sorry... you did the best anyone could for her and she knew love and comfort while she was here for a short time...

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Oh no! Many goat kisses to you from me. So sorry you have lost pretty Tula!

ZZ said...

Oh Claire, I'm so sorry. She was such a sweetie. I'm glad for the time you did have her though.

Adryteje said...

Snifff..

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh sadness..poor girl : (

Michelle said...

Seeing her lying in the sun, with her too-short, two-week lifespan spelled out below, was what sent me over the soggy edge. I am so very sorry....

Melodie said...

So very,very sorry.I know how it feels,heart breaking.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I am so, so sorry. I know how awful it is. {{{hug}}}

Holly said...

I am so sorry that you lost Tula. I was so hoping she would make it and thrive. It is never easy even when we have an the answer of why.

colorandtexture said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Claire . . .

Erica said...

Oh, poor little baby. It's hard to lose an animal, but seems so much worse when it's a baby. I'm very sorry for your loss.

JK said...

My heart goes out to you Claire. I am so sorry about Tula.