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I took the day off today to be with Dawn as we came to the painful realization that it was time to say goodbye to Little Pepper.

After visiting the veterarian two days ago and hearing that Pepper was having no signs of recovery in the use of her legs, it was time to make that gut-wrenching decision.

It has been almost seven months since Pepper lost the use of her legs for reasons undiscovered by doctors. That did not stop Dawn from seeking a remedy and healing for our beautiful, sweet friend. Thus, the last seven months of doctors, contraptions built, and long nights brought some sense of comfort for us all.

Yet, as the clock approached noon, I finally asked Dawn the question that would lead to our ride in the truck to the vet. She said in that angelic Dawn way, โ€œLetโ€™s wait a few more days. She has not got the chance to be out in the sun and eat green grass with her sister, brother, boyfriend, and niece. I just want to her feel like a goose just for a little bit before we say goodbye.โ€

Of course, I want the same. Shoot, I have tears in my eyes just typing these ugly thoughts of saying goodbye. I am not sure how much longer she has with us, but I do know without any question that she will be loved. As with all our pets, we will cherish the time we have.

Thus, today, Pepper did exactly as Dawn wished. The geese spent time in the sun while eating tall green grass as we watched and I planting two more trees. We were all together as if all was right.

Thank you to the many that have prayed, commented, and loved on Pepper through the inter-webs. Each of us in our home are lifted a little by every heart clicked and comment left.

Pepper, like Rosie and Revere, have a very special place on our little farm.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to my sister, Lisa, as she is also at the same point with her sweet feline friend.


Well, it has begun. Despite Friday's difficult plan, Kiki & Co. Family Farmhouse offered some comfort. As I went out to let the geese out Saturday, I saw it: Primโ€™s first egg of her second clutch. By Monday morning there were two.She should lay about seven before laying on them until mid June.

I built Prim a slightly protected area in the goose run for when she lays her full clutch. Of course, I will add to it as her family grows.

The cycle of life at Kiki & Co. Family Farmhouse is real. We will cherish these new gifts and will remember the life in each life given to us by her sister Prim.



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