Into everyone's life a little rain (sometimes a lot) shall fall. Now, I know that this story is not about me. It is about the people and the little goat who lived it. So, the joy I felt when I first came across it and the sadness I feel today are not really the issue here.
But, I will tell you that the courage of this little goat and the love shown to him by those who loved him have affected me in a very deep and profound way.
This is Frostie's story.
Frostie is a little baby goat who recently came to Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary in quite a desperate state. He had a severe lice infestation and could not properly use his hind legs as the result of a bacterial infection called Joint Navel Ill. He struggled in his determined little way to stand, but to no avail. That is, until he was given the gift of mobility in the form of a little cart that looks somewhat like a sulky. Once strapped in, he was upright, with his little back legs working at gaining purchase with terra firma.
His new found freedom allowed him to strengthen his legs and, in time, to walk and cavort unassisted. And boy, did he cavort. There is a sweet video of him frolicking down Kindness Trail with his best friend Pam Ahern (founder of Edgar's Mission), who loved, supported and helped to care for him during his recovery.