Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Elisa Rose

We had to put my goat, Elisa, down yesterday. We knew she had cancer for a few months, but it wasn’t affecting her quality of life, so we just kept an eye on her and tried our best to make her as happy as possible. She was her normal, hyper, happy self on Sunday, but Monday morning she started acting uncomfortable, and by 5 o’clock, we knew it was time.

She was buried by 8:00, and I’m still in a bit of shock.

She was a great goat. She was my 4-H project for a few years before we were both too old to do it. The first day I brought her home, she was scared from being taken away from her mother, so I sang to her and that calmed her down. I took my schoolwork (I was homeschooled) out to the barn everyday for a few weeks. I always did my math with her in my lap.

I held her as the vet put her down, and sang a little song.

Yeah, yeah. She was just an animal. But I don’t care who you are, it’s so sad when a pet dies.

I loved that goat. She was such a sweetheart.

Booklist 2011


Count of Monte Cristo
Man in the Iron Mask
2,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Man Who Laughs
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Alice in Wonderland
North and South (British)
The Bride Collector
Michal (Wives of King David)
Hollow Kingdom book II
Hollow Kingdom Book III
Unfinished Tales (Tolkien)
Treasure Island
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
The Catcher in the Rye
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Grapes of Wrath
Brave New World
The Call of the Wild
Swiss Family Robinson
Lord of the Flies
White Noise
Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
Huckleberry Finn
Cyrano de Bergerac
War and Peace
The Old Man and the Sea
Gone with the Wind
Till We Have Faces
Watership Down
Moby Dick
Island of Dr. Moreau
Through the Looking Glass
The Mysterious Island
Robinson Crusoe


The Inheritance Series
Book of Lost tales (two volumes - Tolkien)
Drawn to Life (two volumes)
The Rescues series (9 books) (Margery Sharp)


Calvin and Hobbes


Don Quixote
Les Miserables
Lord of the Rings
the Phantom of the Opera
the Narnia Series (7 books?)
Wuthering Heights
Hunchback of Notre Dame