Farm Stories (10)
A little background information on some of the animals at the Forever Safe Farm.
Social media is alive and well. We are all in constant contact these days. This has brought Parker to his forever home. On a typical morning I recently settled at my desk, fresh cup of coffee in hand, and worked my way through my email Inbox and moved onto Facebook for daily updates. This brought me to the first posting I saw as the page opened and that was Parker. Sometimes you just know, somehow I just knew that Parker belongs at Forever Safe Farm.
Parker had a great home with a loving family that had him since he was six weeks old. He was born blind ...
Rudy, the three legged deer, has touched everyone's heart who comes in contact with him. He was born on a deer farm and at the age of around 4 to 6 hours after his birth was stepped on by a domestic elk that it shared an 8 acre enclosure with. The owner of the farm offered him to us as it was obvious the medical care was going to be extensive.
When we first saw him, his tibia (leg bone) was snapped in two and protruding a couple of inches through the skin. We rushed him to our vet and they performed emergency surgery on Rudy to amputate his rear leg.
He was terrified by all of the human contact but seemed to be in shock and cooperated. He came out of surgery and returned to us to be fed goats milk (fresh squeezed of course!) this leads to a goat story but we can talk about that later.