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The Rock-itt : January 2014
At Edgar's Mission dreams really do come true! the Kindness Rescue Van four v ery groggy goats were to ev entually sleep and snore peacefully. Job is the large white male goat and is the leader of the troupe. He is so named after the biblical character noted for his incredible patience; for it was the patience of a Saint that we we're all required to ev oke to m ake this rescue possible. Harriet is the smaller, shaggy brown girl and is surprisingly comfortable and ev en welcoming of our presence, while Heidi her older ‘sister’ is more standoffish and say s her trust is something we shall hav e to earn. And then there is dear little Nana, an ancient diminutiv e white goat, who sports a broken horn, a crippled front leg and two stoic, albeit wobbly, front teeth. Nana is a goat you just want to cuddle and love forever and whisper in her sage like ear that everything will be all right. Edgar's Mission Pam Ahern (Founder Director) 365 McHargs Road, Willowmavin, Victoria 3764 or ONLINE www.edgarsmission.org.au. We are indebted to the kindness of the Macedon Ranges Shire Rangers for allowing us the opportunity to give the goats a humane outcome and to Manfred from Five Freedom s Animal Rescue for confirming our belief that good things are possible no matter how prickly the situation. And we thank the landholders across whose properties we trav ersed for your patience and understanding. We share the collectiv e relief of all those who knew of the dire predicam ent in which the goats had found themselves and take great comfort in knowing that hearts will not hav e to be hardened to cope with the unwelcome outcome had the goats been shot and killed. The rescue of Job, Harriet, Heidi and Nana serv es to remind one and all that peace can reign suprem e on earth, all it takes is a good and determined shot of human kindness. Footnote to this story: Dear Job was wearing a collar (and a very tight one at that) and was castrated; this tells us that he was indeed someone’s goat at one time. But for now he remains nobody’s goat, for he and his buddies are not possessions, they are sentient beings, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that they will be treated as someone, not something forevermore.