Over all I came away with a bad/sad feeling about the auction. I may have a romanticizes ideal about farm life and such. Maybe I do coddle my animals and see them more as pets them utility animals. I came away with the feeling that a lot of the animals are just trading one hard life for another hard life. I didn't take a few pictures as it seemed to me to be cruel. One goat was so skinny that you really could see each and every rib, the back bone was about 2 inched high as there was no meat on the goat. The hip and breast bones jutted out. I wanted to take that goat home and give it a happy, well fed life with getting lots of petting. But you can't take home every sad case that you see. I just wonder about people that let their animals get in such a condition. Maybe the goat was sick or had worms but then why not get it medication and fix the problem? Or out of compassion put it down if you can't take care of it?
That was not the only uncared for animal that we saw. I do know that when I need to find homes for my kids ( I can't keep all the babies!) I wont be taking them to an animal auction. I want a little more control on who gets them. This may seem harsh but I would rather bring my goats to market weight and eat them myself knowing that they had a pretty good life. Then have them go to an uncaring person. OK. Off my soap box! Here are some pictures that I did take.
P.S. As of today I have been blogging for one year! I have 362 posting in one year. I missed 3 days. 2 are when I was over in MN for my Grandmother's funeral and the other one was when my computer was broke for the week. Not bad. I started blogging as a way to keep in touch with friends and family back in Alaska and a few that live here in the lower 48. I have enjoyed blogging. I have met all kind of interesting,funny and kind people. I think that I will blog for another year.