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Friday, November 18, 2011

Whiskey

My pet goat, Whiskey, died last night.  An odd thing to mention, I know, on a dog blog, but Whiskey was part of our family.

Whiskey was about ten years old, and had been a part of the family for a long time.  He was leash trained, which was always fun when you were taking the dogs for walks.  It nearly guaranteed that someone in a car would stop to do a double take.  He protected our small flock of chickens and ducks in his early days, and had quite a love affair with one duck in particular.  One of his most infamous moments was when our neighbors dog decided to jump a 6 foot chain link fence to go after the chickens.  My dad and I had to save the dog from Whiskey, who definitely was coming out the victor.  

Whiskey, named after Cactus Jack's horse in "The Villain", was a typical head-butting, mischevious goat.  He will be greatly missed.

41 comments:

  1. Awww, Sam, we are so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was a big part of the family. Thoughts and prayers!

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  2. Sam, we are very sorry for your loss. Whiskey sounds like a real character who will be greatly missed.
    Our Mimi has goats for pets & we love them.

    XOXOXO
    Pauley James

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  3. Sorry to read about your loss of Whiskey.

    Always hard when you lose someone.

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  4. Any time you lose someone who has been around for a while, it's gonna be felt!

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  5. Hi Everybuddy, we are very sorry to hear about your loss. Whiskey sounded like a good friend and a bit of a rascal. Just the best way to be. Love Stella and Rory

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  6. Sorry to hear about your loss.

    I am sure he made me heads turn on your walks.

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  7. Goats are such.characters. so sorry for your loss.

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  8. Goats are people too! Whiskey will be waiting for you across the Rainbow Bridge. Now Sam will have to cross train as a chicken guard.

    Mogley G. Retriever

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  9. We are so sorry to hear about Whiskey. He sure was a cutie. RIP Whiskey.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  10. We're so sorry to hear about your loss of Whiskey.

    Thor and Jack

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  11. Sorry to hear about Whiskey. We're thinking about you from here!

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  12. Oh, so sorry about your loss. What a fun pet Whiskey must have been. I know all of you will miss him. I am smiling just thinking of the fun of watching the people when they see you take him for a walk. I'm sure that goats can wait at the Rainbow Bridge with our other beloved pets. I'll bet Whiskey is already training some of the dogs there.

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  13. My aunt and uncle had a pet goat who thought he was just a superior dog. I'm sorry for your loss of Whiskey.

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  14. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Rest in peace, Whisky.

    Your pal, Pip

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  15. Every animal is family when they are part of yours... I am sure he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Whisky.

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  16. Phantom loves the donkeys that live near us. So sorry about your loss of Whiskey.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  17. Sorry about your loss. Whiskey is in a good place running around the fields.

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  18. So sorry to hear about Whiskey. Any member of the family is a member. Sounds like he had quite a personality and will be missed.

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  19. Oh, My Sweet Sam...

    I love goats. And I love Whiskey. And I'm so very sorry for your loss...

    What a handsome boy he was! I know your heart is broken... and mine breaks for you.

    with love from the Bleu

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  20. Whatever the species, it's so hard to lose a family member. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've had goats and so it's easy to imagine what a character Whiskey must have been. Sending hugs your way.

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  21. We are sad for you guys Whiskey sounds like a great friend and as all goats are very mischevious.
    Licks Bobby.

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  22. We all love goats here and would have liked some if we had enough space. Condolences from us and sorry to hear of your news.

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  23. We're sorry to read of your loss ... no matter what type of pet they all pull at the heartstrings.

    Katie
    www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

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  24. So sorry to hear of your loss. Whiskey sounds like a really cool guy. Our condolences.

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  25. I'm sorry Whiskey has done to the bridge, all animals are part of the family and he looks like he was a big part of yours.
    Love and hugs from across the pond
    George, Tess and Jan xxx

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  26. Sorry to hear Whiskey crossed the bridge. We are sure he is with his favorite Duck.

    Essex & Sherman

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  27. I'm very sorry for your loss! I think it's a good thing that somebody loved Whiskey enough that he'll be missed, even though that doesn't make missing him any easier.

    Bunny

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  28. Sam, I am very sorry to hear about Whiskey and your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family. :(

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  29. Sorry to hear about Whiskey. Goats go over the Rainbow Bridge too.

    Aire Hugs,
    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  30. We are saddened to hear about Whiskey. Goats are fun pets. We know he will be missed. Our neighbor down the road has many goats and their barn is called The Goat Hotel. Every year at Christmas the roof of the Goat Hotel is decked out with many colored lights.
    Remember the fun times.

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

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  31. I'm so sorry about your loss of Whiskey!

    Hugs to all of you!

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  32. Sam..we are so sorry to read the sad news about Whiskey. He sure sounded like a real character.
    Pawsative thoughts for you all.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  33. We are so sorry to hear this, lots of love from us across the pond xx

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  34. Oh, we are so sorry for your loss.

    -Bart and Ruby

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  35. Hey Everybody,

    Just hearin' dis sad news. We is so sorry fur your loss.

    Blessings,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  36. Rest in peace Whisky

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  37. We're so sorry to hear about Whiskey! He sounds like a very fun goat - we can just picture your walks together!
    Rest in peace!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  38. I'm so sorry for your loss. Whiskey sounds like he was awesome. It hurts to lose them but what would our lives have been like without them to begin with? Rest in peace Whiskey. I'm sure he's happily battling dogs at the Rainbow Bridge. :)

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  39. Sorry to hear about Whiskey. What fun it must have been. It is so hard to lose a pet, a family member, or anyone you know.
    We are sad for you all.

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  40. Aww, I'm sorry! i know you'll miss him.

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