Darby (the sheep) went down a week ago and despite treating her as the vet prescribed, we lost her Christmas night. She was such a special girl and I am really going to miss her.
She was 10 and in sheep years that is getting up there, but I wasn’t ready to part with her yet.
She came to us in a round about way and I am so glad we said “yes” when we received the call about buying back some of our sheep along with 20 others 🙂
She blessed us with a set of beautiful triplets in 2007 and I am so fortunate to have both of her daughters. Joan at Mud Ranch has the handsome brother.
We did a necropsy on Friday morning and it looks like she died of complications from a hernia that was discovered after shearing about a month ago. The vet assured me that I did all that I could for her, but it is still really hard to lose the special ones.