New Baby reindeer to my herd

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  1. Willow

    Willow Commander of the Forum

    Love and hugs; we can't make it better, but we care very much.
  2. rivak

    rivak Exceptional Talent

    Sending hugs and virtual chocolate your way! I'm sorry we can't do more.
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  3. BoHoKaren

    BoHoKaren Forum Demigod

    I am so sorry for hiding but it is so difficult sharing the joys of a baby being mischievous one day and the next I find it dying and have to face everyone and say it's gone and in such an awful way.
    I have lost 6 of the 8 babies with no warning. Healthy, happy and playful one feed and that next, either already dead or bleeding profusely from the rectum and no way of saving them. Two bodies have been at Gov research labs and after 3 weeks of tests, I have nothing conclusive, just cause of death "loss of blood!! And to top it all I lost my heart reindeer Katya, last week. I am not sure if connected at all as she wasn't obviously bleeding but her symptoms of drinking regularly as she faded makes me wonder if she was trying to replace fluids from a bleed? I haven't had her PMed as still terrified of the vet/lab bills that will be coming in over he next couple of months (and she was still alive when vets left, but only for about 5 minutes).
    One of my remaining calves, Jasper has found that tool box is a great step to raid feed bin as he hasn't the patience to wait for me to mix his breakfast... Guessing Uncle Boris has been giving him tips.
    Baby Jasper continues to be very forward, and has now found that the toolbox can be used as a step to access feed bins while he awaits me mixing up his breakfast.
    His sister Hazel, is inquisitive but nowhere near as bold.
    I find that baby boys are always more foreward.
    I am hoping that babies Jasper and Hazel may have now built up immunity to whatever has been killing their younger siblings. x
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  4. zerodegrees

    zerodegrees Count Count

    Oh BoHoKaren, I'm so sorry. :cry:

    I don't even know how you found the strength to come here and give us an update in the midst of this awful tragedy (thank you). Don't apologize for hiding - we all understand you need time to grieve. I hope things start looking up for you soon and Jasper + Hazel remain healthy. Take care of yourself in the meantime.
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  5. Brookeham

    Brookeham Forum Freak

    I am also so so so very sorry for all of your loss. And Katya too!!:cry:
    I did greatly enjoy your pic of Jasper and description of stealing food....Boris is certainly teaching him tricks! Reminds me a bit of Hector.
    All my male animals have usually had the biggest personalities.
  6. Willow

    Willow Commander of the Forum

    My heart aches for you! So many sweeties gone, and dear Katya also.
    Thanks for the delightful photo and story about Jasper. I hope he and Hazel will remain healthy and bring you much joy. Every night comes to an end, and it is my prayer that morning is dawning for you.
  7. Lilaclady

    Lilaclady Forum Baron

    So sorry for everything you have been through recently. Jasper has certainly got a good tutor in Uncle Boris, I hope that he and Hazel continue to thrive.
  8. Noelle20001

    Noelle20001 Board Analyst

    There are no words. :cry: Hugs to you and yours.
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  9. farmlily3

    farmlily3 Forum Freak

    :cry::cry:I also join with all who have expressed their heartbroken and loving support for you and your wonderful herd, and echo Willow's beautiful, hopeful prayer that "...morning is dawning for you" !:inlove:

    In the hope of adding a small ray or two to that prayer:
    I would like to suggest for all of us who might be able/want to, to contribute a little financial donation here or there during these difficult times, to help with those awful Vet bills! I do not know how to set this up, so ***if someone else does and would like to set it up***, it would be greatly appreciated!!:inlove:

    Karen, would you be receptive to us doing this? Most of us have been with you and your herd long enough to have our hearts truly 'invested' in what happens to you and all your "Lovelys"! In this situational disaster, I feel certain that many of our hearts want to help in any way we can, and in this way we can reach out to you and all you have given to us with your posts and pictures and sharing of your
    wonderful herd! "A dollar here, a dollar there" all adds up, no matter how little or much.
    Please say yes!:inlove:
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