Thanks for all your kind words! =) It means a lot to me to hear that I am doing the right thing.
I like that July 09 picture quite a bit too. I took a set of pictures of her when I took her to a hemophilia camp this last summer and they all came out super well, she was just strutting her stuff. Haha
She does seem more comfortable in her own skin. She has next to no nervous "sugar high" type energy (where before she could hardly stand still for three seconds before blowing up for no reason) but she's still ready to go at a moments urging.
She's really one of a kind. There have been many times where I've wanted to give up because in the long run, I may only have ten more years with her so why am I putting all this energy into her? But something has always kept me going and I have to believe that there's a reason. Maybe I'll see the reason, maybe I won't, but whatever happens it will be right.
I'm also super impressed that she came out of, at least, 5 years of obese-ness (her previous owner visited her after all the weight came off and said "she's SO skinny!!!") without any noticeable arthritis at all. She's a real trooper.
Fabio - 13 year old Arab/QH gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.