Just lost my little Lucy calf :( It's been a rough week

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Pumpkinpup, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have been desperately fighting all week to save a down calf. It's the little heifer in my avatar. She was 6 months old and very sweet. I don't need to tell you how attached you can become in that length of time and it's even worse when you bottle raise them. I lost the fight last night and we laid her to rest this morning under the shade tree in the pasture. [​IMG]
    RIP my little Lucy. I loved you while you were mine.

  2. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Jackson Hole
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  3. Mommi3130

    Mommi3130 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    I'm so sorry to hear about your Lucy. What a precious face... I'm sure you're devastated. It's so hard losing an animal friend, especially one so young and one that you fought so hard for. [​IMG] Know you gave her lots of love and care, though, and tried your best to save her life. Sometimes that's the best we can do. I'll be hoping the best for you.
  5. Pumpkinpup - Yes, I do know how attached you can become to a bottle calf. I'm so sorry to hear your bad news. I have a heifer calf that is a year old now, Eliza Jane. I would be crushed. Sending hugs & good thoughts your way.
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I am so sorry............I know also, oh the wonderful smell of calf breath.

  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    So sorry about Lucy. [​IMG]

  8. corancher

    corancher Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    I am so very sorry. It hurts when you lose them. Nothing like the love of that little bottle baby calf. She was beautiful.
  9. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    [​IMG] I am very sorry to hear you lost her.
  10. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] so sorry to hear you lost Lucy, she knew how much you loved her and she is over the Rainbow Bridge now and is happy and healthy waiting for you to join her someday.

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