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Posted by Deborah on August 09, 2001 at 17:55:20:

Hi there. We have an elderly angora goat who went blind due to an accident about a year ago. Now her other eye has also gone blind.

She seems to be happy enough; hasn't lost any condition etc. and has a sheep and other goats who keep her company at times during the day (these are all lawn-mowers/pets). She does get lonely at times though when they all ignore her.

Our problems lie in how to ensure she gets enough water this summer (in Australia) and has shade (currently we put her under cover when it rains heavily, and she seems to get enough moisture from the dew on grass).

We both work during the day and are wondering how best to manage this or whether it might be time for her to move on. She must be about 10-12 years old.

Thank you, Deborah

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