In Memory of Nilly the Goat
On Wednesday we said goodbye to Nilly the goat, who spent the last two years as a boarder at the Heartland barn. She had recently fallen ill, and while we were hopeful she could be treated, our vet ultimately believed Nilly had lymphoma. Nilly's mom, Carol, made the very compassionate decision to not let her suffer when it became clear that Nilly was uncomfortable. She was 13 and a half years old.
Nilly was a beautiful and gentle giant, and a benevolent ruler in her old age. From day one, every member of the goat and sheep herd respected her. Carol visited Nilly often, and Nilly would cry out with happiness when she saw her mom arrive! Carol took the best care of her girl, and became a part of our family just like Nilly. We will all miss sweet Nilly, and are so thankful she got to spend her golden years at Heartland.