Monday, January 7, 2013

Tough Girls

Poor Maisie's had a rough weekend. She's been very sick and this morning things looked very bad. And then just like that, her fever broke and her tummy felt better and she was finally able to get to sleep and did so for much of the day and now she and Betsy are getting into all sorts of trouble in the kitchen and making me cautiously hopeful and comfortable enough to get to the computer.


"Well, what did you expect?"

One thing I hate to hear - and hear it over and over - is "sheep will just give up and die on you". I've never found that to be true. Renny would know ;-). 

28 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Poor Maisie..I hope she keeps improving..yes Renny would know all about survival..sending positive vibes your way:)

majorasue said...

Sending happy thoughts Maizie's way. She sounds like a fighter. And that in and of itself is often all it takes.

The Dancing Donkey said...

I've never known sheep to just give up. I think it seems that way sometimes because their more subtle signs of illness often go unnoticed (they're a bit like donkeys that way)and they don't get treated soon enough to make a difference. With the care she is getting from you, that won't happen. Hang in there.

CathyD. said...

Oh Thank God, your quietness today had me worried. All paws still crossed. Wow, what a great picture of Renny!

small farm girl said...

Ya. Renny would be a very good example. Hope your little is all better now.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oh dear.......

We all over at the Sisterhood of the Goat have been following Maise's progress and oohing and ahhing over her sweet little face.

Surely Maise will be well and fine for she is a Special Goat. No small task bringing joy to so many goat sisters........

Blessings to the widdle wamb we already love so much.........

May we be so bold as to humbly request a photo....?

And please, do pop over to Facebook's Sisterhood of the Goat if you have a moment. Everyone would love to hear about Maise.

Much love and healing energy from a whole lot of people...........

xoxoxoxox

Mimi
The Goat Borrower

melanie said...

OK, now I can let go of my breath....I was afraid your blog "silence" was a Maisie issue....so glad to hear she is on the mend. If Renny is any proof, Maisie is in the Best Place for a Sheep!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Hate hearing that about Maisie. I was wondering why no updates. Guess, no news turned out to be good new in that she has improved. How could she give up - she's got you!!
Get well Maisie!!

I need orange said...

Sending good vibes!

Loco Lindy said...

So glad that Maisie is feeling better! We, too, have heard the ill-advised "sick sheep seldom survive" (one vet even told us that it was one of the few things they learned in vet school about sheep), but we have also found them to be resilient. Having an owner that truly cares does make a big difference!

Andee said...

I hope Maisie stays strong!

Lori Skoog said...

You and Renny know. Sorry to hear that Miss Maisie was having a hard time. Her little body kicked in and hopefully she will improve quickly...the little fighter! Please give her a hug for me.

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Me too. I was worried that something was amiss. Glad she's better. Renny knows all about it. She and Maisie are fighters.

gtyyup said...

Hope she continues to mend up!! Such a scare.

Miha Giustina said...

Sorry to hear about Maisie's latest health scare! Poor girl!

Shirley said...

Poor little lambie! Glad she is on the mend. You are her guardian angel, for sure.
Love the photos of Renny- she's an excellent example of how tough and resilient a sheep can be.

Alice said...

Prayers your way for a turnaround that stays. You both need a long nap. Any raw goats milk available yet?

Tombstone Livestock said...

Any idea what caused fever? Good you are keeping her in the house and close by so you catch problems at the beginning. Hopefully she doesn't learn acting tricks from this so she won't hear that 4 letter word ..... BARN. Take care of Maisie and yourself.

Susan said...

Why is it that people feel they need to drop these dire statements on one? It's hard enough getting through these illnesses without the voices of doom! Glad little Maisie is on the mend. It would be so much easier if they could just tell us what's wrong, wouldn't it?

flowerweaver said...

That's good news. Sending positive thoughts for you both.

Jody said...

So happy to hear Maisie is ok. Dear Renny is a sweetheart too :-)

Sheepmom said...

Sorry to hear Maisie was sick. I was hoping you were just quiet because you were busy doing something fun. So good to hear that she's making some improvements now. Sheep don't just "give up and die" (except rarely when they are old and pining for a long-time companion)and that's usually said by people who don't know diddly about sheep, so ignore them and keep caring for Maisie. Like you said, look at Renny. You are giving all the help that can be given.

Suz said...

Oh I love what sheepmom said...
we already love that little girl lambie....and we love you for being so good and kind and loving to her.....bless you
and i will keep little wool in my prayers

amyfibre said...

So glad to hear that dear sweet Maisie is improving. Hope to see happy pictures of her soon. May she be imbued with the spirit of Renny (and all other fighters).

Great picture of Renny by the way. You'd never know what rough shape she was in from looking at that. Awesome girl!!

Hugs and good thoughts to all of you.

Annette Mickelson said...

I'm so glad she is feeling better.

Terry said...

I'm so sorry the little doll has been poorly. Hugs to you both.

I need orange said...

Thinking about you all!

Peacecat said...

Oh Sara...my wishes for healing, strength and growth are being sent out to Maisie. Poor little lamb. Hang in there!

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