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Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2013, 05:45:08 pm »
 :bouquet: so sorry, it is never easy making the decision.

kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
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Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2013, 07:22:48 pm »
Rest in peace Happy Lamb :bouquet:
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2013, 07:27:47 pm »
Well done Joanne. You gave him every chance, and then did the right thing for him.   :hug: :bouquet:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

MrsJ

  • Joined Jan 2009
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2013, 07:30:13 pm »
Sending you a big hug and a shoulder to cry on.  You did the best that you possibly could and made the right decision which is the most anyone of us can do.

moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2013, 07:42:07 pm »
I'm sure you made the right decision - a very hard one to make, but you obviously loved Happy Lamb very much with all the care you gave him and you were able to stop him suffering any more - well done.
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HappyHippy

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Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2013, 09:48:41 pm »
I've only just seen this Jo, so sorry  :'(

 :hug: :-* :hug: :-* :hug:

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2013, 01:50:02 pm »
I hope you are starting to feel better :hug: .  It is a horrid thing to have to do but a brave decision.  He was lucky to have you care for him.  I cried heaps over my first one  :'( :'(

Now I am nursing my own little orphan Ollie in the kitchen.  His Mum died a few hours after giving birth this week and I'm wretched  that we were incompetent at her lambing  - her 4th lambing, it shows you can never take anything for granted.  Not a happy time here :( .

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2013, 02:10:45 pm »
You did right by him, all you could do.  :hug:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2013, 04:09:03 pm »
Just saw this  :hug: :hug: :hug:

JMB

  • Joined Apr 2011
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2013, 07:43:44 pm »
Thanks for all your lovely thoughts and comments xxx and thank you again for all your help xxx

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2013, 07:48:05 pm »
I've only just seen this thread, but it sounds like you did your best for him. In a large flock he wouldn't have necessarily got that much attention.
You called the vet out, I think that was the right thing to do. He checked him over and give you a professional diagnosis.
Heartbreaking I know. God bless.
 

Remy

  • Joined Dec 2011
Re: When do I give up and have my sheep put down?
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2013, 08:00:45 pm »
It's hard when you've got relatively few sheep and get particularly attached to some of them, I've nursed loads of them now and sadly more have died than survived  :(  (hopefully not due to my nursing skills!).  I did however nurse one who was literally at death's door and she survived (now due to lamb any day) so success can happen.  But that's of no comfort to you, you gave him every chance and made the right decision.  Lucky lamb to have had your care  :bouquet:
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