Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Venting/Kicking myself/wondering

Heidi, Tucker and Daisy's Mom blogging today. As Tuck and Daisy have posted in the past, there is a large farm up the road from us with a multitude of creatures, including deer, cows and goats. Yesterday, due to my schedule we went for a mid-morning walk. As we were coming back by the farm, I saw a little goat with it's head stuck in the fence. I didn't try to help it as there was nowhere to safely leave the dogs and if the dogs get too close to the goats, it just spooks them. Usually I have noticed that once the dogs go by, the goats get themselves out of the fence just fine. It sort of crossed my mind that I should drive by on my way to work and check on it, but when I got home routine took over and I spaced it.

Cut to this morning. We were on an early morning walk, and when we turned around by the farm, there was the same poor little goat, still stuck in the fence. So the dogs and I trotted off to the farmhouse and told them about it. Luckily the 2 St. Bernards did not eat us. In a couple of minutes when we were walking home, someone came to rescue it. So it is not stuck anymore, but I feel bad that I didn't do the right thing yesterday. I also was annoyed with the goat's owners, that they didn't find it sooner on their own. But as I was walking home, I thought about it more, and realized I used to have a horse who was out in a pasture all winter with a bunch of cows. Someone brought hay out to them every couple of days, but if it was really cold, or I had a lot of classes, I didn't go see her every day, so I suppose something like that could have happened, and maybe I shouldn't judge them. Hate these questions with no right answers.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled blog fun.

16 comments:

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Hey Heidi, please don't be so hard on yourself.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And now woo know fur the next time...

Please don't be so hard on yourself or we'll all khome fuzz woo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Woo were probably in danger of the St B's drowning woo in slobber!

Brodie and Ailsa said...

Its called hindsight, but at the time we don't know and if you hadnt gone for walk the afternoon before you may of though the goat had only just got stuck so would of been there another dayyyyyy, now thats called ridgeback logic.

Amber-Mae said...

I am glad the goat was rescued in time...

Smoochies,
Solid Gold "Actress"

Scout 'n Freyja said...

The most important thing is that once you saw the problem wasn't corrected you did something about it. What you might want to do is find out the farmer's phone number and carry your cell with you when you walk. That way, if it should happen again,and it might, you'll be able to let him know ASAP and you won't have to maneuver through the St. Bernards!

The OP Pack said...

Hey, sometimes you have to do what works best in the moment for you - you did go back and the goat is fine - shame on the owners.

Woos, the OP Pack

Checkers said...

monday morning quaterbacking always makes sense - next time you see a stuck goat you'll know to help him out then - at least he/she is no longer stuck because of YOU

Joey said...

The main thing is that you did get help for the poor little goat and it's okay. Just think if you hadn't taken either walk.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Lexi said...

That happens to all of us........you did help the little guy. How fun to live by a farm.
~Lexi's Mom~

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh sweet heidi..pleaseeeeeeee...don't be so hard with you!!!
now the goat was rescue and that is the important!!!!!!!!
you're a very special person and we love you a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

Life With Dogs said...

In the final analysis, I am certain the goat would thank you - late or not! :)

Farley's Mom said...

Heidi, I'm sorry you feel bad. Know that you are a good person to have cared and gone to their door!

CAM said...

Hey Heidi
These things happen...at least the goat is safe now. Thanks for sharing.
lotsaluv
Max &Co in sunny South Africa

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

happy he is okay now - and now you know for next time

woodrow sweetie mj

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Oh poor little goaty! I'm happy you saved him. Maybe they should change their fence so it won't keep happening??

LUCKY LUKE said...

I understand what you are sayin and how you are feelin, but I hope you realize...

You are that goat's best friend!

From the me and the him... Thank you for bein he advocate!

wif love from the Luke