Born - January 9, 2011
|Opal and I watching a new baby goat.|
|Opal with her favorite Mommy.|
She relaxed so completely she slid to the ground.
Opal came up missing yesterday around feeding time. One minute she was in the front yard playing with the neighbor's GP then she was gone. Now, I understand for some this is not a cause for alarm knowing the breed. We know our Opal. When she was a puppy one of her back legs were injured and it never fully recovered. As a result she is a stay at home close to her goats kind of girl. The only time she would explore was with her sister when they would romp to the pond and come back covered in mud.
Yesterday there was a man sent by my father to check out the timber on the property for harvest. That is the only thing that is not normal about yesterday evening. Harriet heard three gun shots close to dark but didn't tell me about it until late last night. Before then I was looking for her running around possibly still playing with the neighbor's dog.
So this morning I got up and hit the woods. This place never seemed so big before. I have searched maybe 1/2 of the woods and that took 3 hours. I don't know what I think I might find. If I find her dead I want to know if she was shot then I'll know who did it. But I am finding nothing. We drove all over the place yesterday retracing steps frequently. I think it is almost time to just surrender and give it to God. I just don't know what else to do but at least attempt to find her. Anyway, please keep our sweet girl in your prayers.
|Opal at three months old.|
|Opal and her sister Buttercup getting some well deserved love.|
*** Update ***
I am happy and so very grateful to report that I found her and she is fine. She has just a bit of cabin fever. Somehow she got locked in the storage barn last night. I went to close it up and she was playing with the neighbor's dog. I don't know when she slipped in but she did and I locked her right in. We are just so happy to have her back. We thought we had lost her.