Penny Lane Whiteflint

IMG_8971.JPG

Penny Lane Whiteflint passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday evening, surrounded by family and friends. Born on November 1, 2010, Penny was the daughter of Johnny R. and Nellie G. Whiteflint. She was a lifelong resident of Keeling.

The mother of nine, Penny is survived by three daughters, one son and numerous sisters, nieces and cousins. She was fond of head rubs, children and kids and was loved by all the residents of the farm, both biped and quadruped. She will be fondly remembered.

Advertisements

42 comments on “Penny Lane Whiteflint

  1. My most sincere condolences to all at White Flint Farm. I can’t imagine a goat (or any animal for that matter) having a happier life than on your farm. Rest in peace dear, sweet Penny Lane.

    Like

  2. EllaDee says:

    Well loved and well remembered, as is fitting. RIP ♡

    Like

  3. hugs. ❤
    Diana xo

    Like

  4. BeeHappee says:

    She looks so content. Bless you and Cherie for providing such a home for these animals. When we visited Joanna’s place in Latvia this summer, Ian talked about all the alpacas with such care and love that you rarely hear people talk about people this way anymore. Best wishes to all creatures at White Flint.

    Like

  5. Oh dear, rest in peace dear Penny!!

    Like

  6. Always hard to lose a long time member of the farm. So sorry to hear this. RIP

    Like

  7. shoreacres says:

    What a beautiful photo of a beautiful animal. The news is sad, but not unexpected. I’m only glad that she was able to experience life on your farm, where she could live out her years in peace.

    Like

    • Bill says:

      Yes, I mentioned in a post earlier this year that she was one of our older goats and probably nearing the end of her life. She had a good life I think.

      Like

  8. bobraxton says:

    goat in peace

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ♥ Peace to Penny Lane and those who loved her ♥

    Like

  10. I’m glad for her much blessed life but have to admit, I’m now cursed by the Beatles song stuck in my head. Just don’t name another goat Eleanor Rigby, please.

    Like

  11. Leslie McConachie says:

    What is a typical life span for a healthy goat on a farm such as yours? Reality among humans and animals…

    Like

  12. allisonmohr says:

    What ever happened to the deer that was sharing the field with the goats?

    Like

    • Bill says:

      He jumped the fence and resumed life among deer. One of our neighbors says he recognizes him and has seen him running around with another big buck. Maybe he’ll return to the pasture for hunting season.

      Like

  13. Joanna says:

    It is nice to hear she passed in peace and surrounded by friends and family rather than after a protracted illness or catastrophic event. Sounds a much better passing than for many in this life both animals and humans

    Like

    • Bill says:

      Sometimes I have to euthanize them and that is the worst job on the farm. She’s been weakening lately, but she never became too weak to walk. She was sleeping in the stall where they come at night, with all the other goats, when she passed. I was very glad of that. It distresses them when they’re alone.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. yalookafarm says:

    Very sad, our thoughts are with you.

    Like

  15. I love to read obituaries, and this one of the best I have read in some time. Penny led such an interesting life. My condolences.

    Like

    • Bill says:

      It’s the first time I’ve ever written an obituary for a goat, but it seemed fitting. She did lead a good life. Her mother was our goat matriarch, who died earlier this year. Penny was the favorite of a little girl who used to live on the farm, and who helped spoil her. She had a pretty brown kid in her next to last kidding, who I had to pull. He grew up to be a handsome spoiled rascal who is now a pet on another farm. One of her kids, Dolly, is now part of our permanent herd and she left two young kids just weaned, one of whom we hope to add to the herd too.

      Like

  16. Laurie Graves says:

    How sad! But I can see just from the pictures that she lived a very good life.

    Like

  17. NebraskaDave says:

    Bill, farm animals just don’t live long enough. Life and death is a real thing on the farm. Even in the city pets have to be euthanized when they get old and can’t function. My grandson who lives with me wants a dog in the worst way. I’ve had dogs, cats, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even fish. In the end good old Dad has to take them some where and have them euthanized or they, just die. Either way the family is a mess for a time. When you are 11 years old, you just don’t think about the other end of the life cycle. So as a result, no more animals in my household.

    I have witnessed your posts over the years about your goats and they all have had the best of love and care. I don’t know if they know it or not but your animals are blessed beyond a normal life. May the generations of Penny Lane be many, live long, and prosper. May they bring many blessings to the White Flint Farm.

    Have a great goat raising day.

    Like

    • Bill says:

      That’s one of the reasons we haven’t gotten another dog since our Ginny died. Taking a pet is a very serious commitment that should be carefully thought through, in my humble opinion.

      Thanks for your kind words. We do our best and sometimes don’t get it right. But all in all I think our animals enjoy a pretty good life here. 🙂

      Like

  18. Goodbye, Goaty. May you fields be filled with tender, succulent grass.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s