Friday, February 1, 2008




I can't believe how fast the time is going!!!!! I seem to not be able to keep up. I hate change, and alot has changed on the farm. Dylan my head ram of many years has died ( with alittle help from John) He got so he couldn't walk anymore or hold his head up very well. Everyday for 3 weeks I would feed him, water him, turn him over and cover him up at night. He was always glad to see me, he would eat and drink water, he just couldn't walk anymore. It's rough getting old. I took care of him this way until it dawned on me he wasn't going to get any better. (I hate giving up on an animal that won't give up on itself. These little Shetlands are so tough and such little fighters. ) I asked John to help Dylan and end it. It was starting to get cold and I didn't think I was beening fair to him. It was the hardest thing we have had to do, he was such a nice ram. I miss him alot.

6 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh, how very hard! We had to put my dog down in October, and I still miss her so. Having to make that choice when they are still alive and happy to see you is the most heartbreaking thing. Off I go for a few more tears....

Nancy K. said...

What a wonderful life you gave that exquisite animal Jane. I can sure see the 'family' resemblance in his daughter (my favorite ewe) Alice. No wonder she's so beautiful! I am truly honored to have a piece of the legacy of Dylan. Thank you for sharing him!

bopeep said...

So sorry, Jane, I know how hard it is to lose a favorite ram.

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Gail V said...

Hi Jane,
what a beautiful photo of your beautiful boy. I'm so sorry it was time for him to go. i am very happy to have his daughter, Bluebell, who is as nice as her dad was.
I hope you have a nice spring with a few lovely lambs.

Kathy said...

I was so sorry to read of Dylan's passing. I have one of Nancy's Alice's sons, BC Skittles. It sounds as though your Dylan passed along great temperment.
May the fond memories you have of your beautiful friend replace the break in your heart when he left.