my calf died today...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Fluffy-Butt-Farms, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Fluffy-Butt-Farms

    Fluffy-Butt-Farms Songster

    Aug 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    why are people so cruel? i bought a calf from a "broker" as i found out later. when we were looking at it (now mind you, we're not cow people) we were told it wasn't sick, it was just cold (16 days old). we took it to the vets, spent 75 on the calf, and 50 on meds to try to save it and after 4 long days, it's dead. when i called the woman and told her it died she said "well, the cold will do that". um, it was in a heated chicken coop. it died of resperatory failure. i guess my only solice, is that for the last 4 days it got more love and attention then it could ever get in the 16 days before i had it. i hate people that are so cold, and obviously lied to make a buck. he's now buried in my yard, and tomorrow i'll make him a cross. [​IMG] guess i just needed to vent.
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Aww poor thing-you did what you could to help him. Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I am sorry for your loss
    Yes, that calf had a very good life with more love than he would have ever had
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    I am so sorry you lost your little calf. [​IMG] They may have known that he was not really well. Even if some sayy, it's 'just' livestock, they all deserve to be treated decently.....You tried your best. I know it does not make it better. It just makes it harder that the people that sold him seem so uncaring.
  6. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    I'm sorry for your loss..
    If you want another hit up the local daries..Sometimes they give bull calves away..Or let them die in the fields..a shame.
  7. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    UGH!! I have been through this with my first little goat as well! SOO sorry! People can be big jerks!! [​IMG]
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Poor little thing, I'm very sorry you lost the little calf. And yes, some people are just so cold! [​IMG] [​IMG] You are right, at least he got more love, than if he'd have stayed there. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG] That is terrible that they knowingly sold you a sick calf. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Poor thing. I'm glad you had him for a little bit so he could have some warmth, love, and good food for the first time in his life. [​IMG]

  10. 25bengood2me

    25bengood2me In the Brooder

    May 23, 2009
    Ohio ~ Mid-Ohio Valley
    I am so sorry for your loss .
    "Human beings are the superior species?!"
    My best friend had two Black Angus calve last Jan during snow & ice storms! They calves are strong boys, steers. They never spent a moment in any heated space.
    That lip about "Oh, he was cold." You KNOW that is bunk. That person was a schmuck, not worth a buck.
    Again, my sympathy about the calf. You did your best, you are one of God's angels.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010

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