~ The Matriarch!
Rosy is a Pygmy goat who came to Healing HEART Sanctuary in May 2009 at around three years old. Her previous family thought she had a condition called midgetism, as she was the size of a three month old at three years old. They also thought she was very pregnant, which would have been disastrous and potentially deadly for her.
Luckily, it was just gas. We did not know that, however, as we drove to Michigan and back from Utah in 5 days to get her. Time was of the essence and she needed help quickly. After the baby scare was over, Rosy settled in nicely as companion to our other goat, Dorie. Shewas terribly lonely after her best friend, Sheba the sheep, passed away. Then the strangest thing happened, Rosy began to grow. Turns out Rosy did not have midgetism at all but instead failed to thrive, or grown and gain weight at expected. For whatever reason, she did not grow in her Michigan environment, filled with huge beautiful meadows of green grass, so she did not. I guess she longed for a much smaller environment with lots of people around and many other types of animals (she had a little “thing” going with one of our ducks!) Rosy is still smaller in stature than normal, but don’t let that fool you, she runs the goat barn!
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