Well, it was always going to happen. I knew this when they were born and, while I am in my heart sad, I am also realistic. I was never going to keep them so Lilja and Sóley have been sold to fabulous new owners. A lovely home awaits.
They are going south together, which is perfect. The difficulty at present is getting livestock off the island – they were supposed to be sailing tonight but when the captain of the ferry said there would be a 3 hour rough swell during the passage, I said no. The girls didn’t need this. They will travel when it is calm. If we have to wait, then we wait. They have a long journey ahead. Let’s make it as comfortable as possible. It will be all so new to them.
We will miss the girls but they are ready to go and to be loved by someone who will give their hearts and time to them. I deliberately don’t attach myself to animals I know won’t be staying. I can’t afford to. But I am so pleased they are going together. They are ready. Ready to see the world and to be loved. They so want to be loved.
Please someone just tell the Weather Gods to stop their ridiculous shenanigans and then they can travel to their new home.
(I promised their new owners some baby photos – gosh they were cute and still are, just grown up now).
I am very proud of them *** sniff *** – I’m going to miss my girls.