Nellie & Tillie

Tillie was a barrel of fun and even in her advanced age and infirmity, still was a dominant goat in the herd. She had a zest for life that put the rest of us to shame. A few years ago she got cancer but barely slowed down: feeding, looking for treats, insisting on her share of everything and demanding her place as matriarch. As her condition progressed, she needed more care and gradually accepted our ministrations with grace. We all learned a lot from Tillie’s soldiering on and finding the best life had to offer, right up to the end.