Okay, So I got Roger back. I am not real happy with his condition. When I took him over there he was fat and sassy and in good health. He was happy and loved to play with people. Now you can feel his hip bones under his fur that is coming out by the hand fulls and his ear tips are missing. Yes, he is shedding a bit but the missing eartips and being under fed I can't forgive. Roger is here to stay. I will never let him go to anyone else again. I trusted those people. Buddy was suppose to be a friend. Why would his parents allow that to happen to an animal? And it isn't just his body condition. He is scared and doesn't even want to leave the angoras.... He used to go everywhere on our place with me and now he doesn't want to go anywhere. I feel really bad. I am the one that thought that would be a good home for him. I know I can't blame myself but I can't help but feel bad for Roger. What he must have been through. There are very few ways for a goat to loose ear tips and none of them are good. This winter wasn't very cold but if he didn't have shelter and no feed that could have caused it. It means that he didn't even have enough food to shiver himself warm. That would explain why he is so thin.... Look at him...
Dad said when he picked Roger up he was staked out with no shelter or food so it would make sense that they kept him that way all winter. I went to check on him twice while they had him and each time he had hay and shelter but I guess things changed. His personality is different too. I tried to take him to the old dog pen where he used to "Mow" for Mom but he tried to jump out and never even made a sound. He hasn't baaaaed the whole time he has been home. Even in the picture he doesn't look happy.... what happened to my happy little trouble maker???
When I got him out and let him take the lead he ran as fast as he could back to the Angora pen. I don't understand why he is so scared. Here he is safe here and he has lived here before doesn't he remember when I had him before?
When I looked at Mom I swear I saw tears in her eyes. She said that tomorrow she is going to go set with him after she gets off work. She says it might take a few days and alot of love but we will get our old, happy Roger back in time. And he can stay here the rest of his life.....