Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Go Ask Alice

Sometimes when I'm stressed and overwhelmed I make a desicion I regret. So this last spring when I had babies and milk coming out my ears I decided to let Alice go live with a very nice family that had bought Alice's boys. When they put her in the back of their car the last thing I saw was her staring out the window with a panicked look on her face. That look was seared into my brain.
Over the summer I received glowing reports on her and followed their love for her and her milk on Facebook. I still felt that pang of regret whenever I thought of her or saw her picture.
When the nice family took her home I made them promise that she would not end up on Craigslist but be returned to me if their situation changed.
This weekend their situation changed and I was pleased to get a message that they were going to bring Alice back. They had to relocate after retiring from the Navy and couldn't take a goat with them. Alice was coming home.
Sunday they pulled into the farm and opened the back of the car and there was Alice. She jumped out,  sniffed the air, and took a look around. I was happy to see her. She was healthy and happy. They had taken excellent care of her.
Now I know I should have quarantined her but instead I put her back in with Buttons and Boots (her old gang) and with only a few head bumps she settled in like she had never left but not before she chased the nice family's car down the drive saying "don't leave me"
Now they have her face seared in their brains.

Alice just has that effect on people.


small farm girl said...

I know that feeling well and I HATE it!!!!!!! Glad you got her back.

petoskystone said...

What a lovely romp she has :)

Lisa said...

Welcome home Alice! I do the same thing, telling folks to bring them home if they can no longer care for them. My husband says that someday I'm going to go outside and find 35 goats dropped off on the porch. So far that hasn't happened!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear she's happy, healthy and home again!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Wee hee! Hello Alice! I'm glad she's home and well!

Anonymous said...

I am happy Alice is home. You changed your font size, now I have to put on the old lady reading glasses to see your stories!! YIKES!! Need bigger print! Keep writing your wonderful stories. love reading about your adventures!

Luvs, Terry Mdx

Mimi Foxmorton said...


Lovely Alice! Welcome home!

goatgirl said...

I didn't do it on purpose Terry. Maybe because I wrote it on my iPad? I'll look into that. The older I get the more I hate fine print:)

Marigold said...

We are so glad Alice is back! Yay!