In Memory Of

Baaabette

November, 2007


Baaabette's mother Maaa-Maaa used to live on a neighbor's property near Journey's End, and one day Florence heard her loudly crying in distress. She had given birth to 2 babies who were only about 5 hours old. According to the vet who saw her later, she only had enough milk for one of the babies due to scar tissue in her udder, so she instinctively rejected the smaller one, Baaabette, in order to try to save the other, Baaarney.

Baaabette was nursed through her early days at Journey's End with frequent bottle feedings of sheep formula. At night, she would sleep indoors in a playpen, but she quickly learned to jump out. She would usually be found playing with the big hound dogs.

Baaabette appeared to be perfectly healthy until one day she lay down and within hours she died. The same thing happened to Baaarney the next day. A necropsy showed that they died of copper poisoning. The vet believes it was probably due to a tainted batch of food. We were all saddened by their loss.