Frostie the snow goat!!

Frosty

They cry like little babies, because they are little babies!  Meet Frostie the Snow Goat.  At just a few days old, Frostie’s pitiful little bleats pierce the ears and the heart just like the cries of a human baby.  And just like human babies, baby goats otherwise known as kids, long for the company of their mother, they yearn for her sweet life-sustaining milk and they have the strongest desire to be safe and warm.  Yet poor little Frostie had none of these things.  What he did have was one of the worst cases of lice infestation we have seen, coupled with severe dehydration Yet these were not the worst of his woes as they were all issues that could be readily addressed. It is was Frostie’s debilitating and life threatening condition known as joint navel ill that sent our hearts racing.

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Joint navel ill is a disease that is seen in very young calves and kid goats and results from an infection entering the body via the umbilical cord soon after birth.  The causes are often insufficient or poor quality colostrum (a mother’s immune building first milk) or a dirty and unhygienic environment.  And in Frostie’s case, the bacteria had spread via his bloodstream and settled in the joints of his hind limbs. This saw his joints become swollen, hot and painful, so much so that Frostie was unable to use them.  Necessity became the mother of invention as we worked to save and enrich the life of our newest little rescue. Watch what happened next….

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63 thoughts on “Frostie the snow goat!!

  1. You never cease to amaze me with what you do to your beloved animals Pam and co! You are truly beautiful people and this little darling is so lucky to have found you. The video has made me cry it’s so gorgeous. Just love it, and everything you do and stand for. Thank you from he bottom of my heart!

    • Frostie is about the most adorable little guy I have ever seen!! Watching his video warmed my heart and made me so happy to see. Thank you so much for providing him with a new beginning and a safe life!

  2. Oh, little Frostie! I’ve been so worried about him and watching FB like the proverbial hawk to see when he would feature. I’m so rapt that he’s okay and look forward to seeing him tomorrow! He is so beautiful and you guys are just so wonderful.

  3. Leon Trotsky has recovered in time for his wheels to be used by this little one. We all hope that he too will recover. He is a beautiful little fellow and looks very pleased to be mobile.

    • What Pam and her stroops do is so heart warming. Cannot thank you all enough, and am so please Leon Trotsky is now well enough to lend his wheels. Any chance of a video of him mobile ? Would love to see him recovered. Keep up the great work.

  4. Just pure tears of joy watching that beautiful little sweet fella. ALL life is so precious, and he is the most loving, happy little man :)

  5. His smile and tail say it all – he is one very happy kid! Pam and all at Edgars Mission, you make my heart sing.

  6. I wish you were close enough to me for a cuddle Frosty, maybe one day??? Hope you gave Leon a big kiss for letting you use his wheels.XXX XXXXX

  7. Love this website. Hoping I can save a few bucks and head to AU to visit and spend time volunteering at your farm. I’m a horse/donkey/3 rescued cats/3(now 2) Humane Society rattie boys, and I love all animals. Feed my wild bird friends, want some chooks of my own to let run around my small acreage – you name it, it could live with me. You do amazing work, and thank you for posting on FB. I always post on my timeline so that others can see. Cheers from Canada!

  8. Being a true animal lover myself I’m always taken a back with these truly inspirational stories. I’ve just found your website and commend your amazing work. True tears of happiness to see your little boy doing well. God bless all you do!

    From Ontario Canada

  9. Oh my goodness I think I have something in my eye….no I am just CRYING FROM THE CUTENESS!! Amazing work you guys do, keep it up!

  10. There’s a special place in heaven for you. Please tell us how Frosty’s doing, and… what are his chances for a full recovery? Will he EVER be able to use his back legs again?

    • Leslie, I believe once all the toxins are washed out of his little body, he will have the use of his legs again, in fact there’s another video that shows his legs starting to move.
      He may even not need the frame at this moment.
      Gorgeous and happy little fellow.

  11. There are special people in this world who have been given the duty of protecting and cherishing those beautiful creatures who need our intervention. Thank you for all that you do! This brought (joyous) tears to my eyes and happiness knowing there are people in the world who care for the Frosties out there. Bless you all. :)

  12. I hold so much admiration and respect for all of you incredible, dedicated people at Edgars Mission, what you do is truly remarkable xo

  13. This is absolutely an amazing story, thank you so much for helping this angel. you are truly amazing people. I have one question? Most of the time I see these wheels with the back legs raised, in this case the legs are being dragged on the floor, Im worried the bottom of his feet will hurt.

    • Many thanks for your concern for dear little Frostie. Protection of Frostie’s hooves is something that is foremost in our minds and was one of the initial points we discussed with our veterinary team after Frostie’s mobility cart was fitted. Hooves are much tougher than soft paws and at this stage we are reluctant to strap them or do anything that may discourage Frostie from trying to use them. The use of the cart is intended to assist with the return of full functionality to Frostie’s hind limbs, and each instance that he spends short, monitored periods of time in his cart sees him flexing his fetlocks and using his legs more and more. Perhaps this is something you cannot see from a photo or short video clip. We agree that if the long term prognosis was for Frostie to never regain use of his limbs and if they lacked sensation they should not touch the ground, but we are pleased to say that is not the case. If the little guy’s progress can be maintained at its current rate we hope that little Frostie will be without his wheels in a very short time. Once again many thanks for caring about this dear boy.

      • Oh my God! I am simply blown away by this…can’t stop crying! I’m so happy to hear this sweet, precious angel will recover! You people are incredible and this story has stolen my heart. His smile and indomitable spirit is truly a gift to us all, and your work is a gift to the world. Thank you!!!

  14. This is absolutely amazing. You are truly a blessing from God. Seeing this video warms my heart so much! Thank you for taking care of God’s creatures in such a loving way.

  15. My respect to your kindness and strength to help little frostie!!! I wish for him all the best, lots of joy and most of all that with your lovely help he will regain sensations and finally be able to jump across meadows on his own !!!! :) All the best to you all!

  16. Hello From the US. Thank you so much for all that you guys do. We are all blessed to have people in this world like you. Please keep us updated on little Frosty.

  17. Frostie is the cutest little fellow I have ever seen and I hope he will soon be well and have a long and healthy life at your farm; he definitely deserves it.
    You guys are just doing an amazing and admirable job that one cannot support enough.
    From Denmark all the best to you and all your lovely animals!

  18. There are no words….just love to you all. It was primarily because of Edgars mission that I started on my vegan lifestyle.

  19. Thank you all for all the wonderful care you are giving to sweet little Frostie! He is so adorable and you are amazing to make his little cart that will help him get around and get stronger so he can walk on his own some day. I can see the love you feel for him and how bonded he is to you :) Many blessings to you to continue your good work <3

  20. What a precious little guy & all of you there are infinitely gracious & loving.
    My heart is touched & I have gained some very important faith in humanity after watching this video.
    As an Animal advocate myself who just adores Animals, I am often heartbroken at the misery so many Animals suffer every moment.

    It is work like yours that helps me find some gratitude and joy amidst the struggle of having to deal with the hatred of others.

    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

    With Love & Affection for ALL Animals, Isa Mayi~*

  21. It is so good to see people caring for the animals most people don’t care about. All creatures are wonderful and special.

    Thank you for your deep commitment. <3

  22. Ohhh I’m in love! Could Frostie be anymore cuter! From his little tail wags, to his kisses and his joy at his first steps! I’m so glad to see he has found such a wonderful home with you all at the mission. Thank you for everything you have done for him and all the other animals in your care. You guys are incredible.

  23. Precious people and fuzzy baby!!!!! Thank you for everything you do! I’m amazed at your dedication to safe lives!

  24. This is absolutely amazing. May god bless this little kid and I hope he has a full recovery. For the amazing outstanding and brilliant work you all are doing id love to give you a ciber hug. Xxxx

  25. See, there is hope for humanity! Frostie found a wonderful place to “land” and soon (hopefully) on all four feet! I would love to purchase the sweatshirt with the incredible sentiment on the back. Have to do some investigating on your web-site. Please know that a woman in Colorado, USA is impressed with your dedication. I work at a veterinary clinic in my retirement, and we have animal control bring in far too many of God’s creatures hurting from neglect, abuse, etc. Shelters like yours are wonderful! Thanks for all you do……..

  26. Why is the last Picture Photoshopped? The Guy is in the absolute exact same position like on the 3 Picture before. So the Goat is NOT “kissing” him… this gives a really bad taste to this story :(

    • Hi Jan :) Many thanks for your comment but we can assure you it has not been photoshopped. Frostie walked over and kissed Darin, you can see it quite clearly in the video :)

  27. Do you sell or have instructions on how to construct apparatuses like the one used by Frostie the snow goat? My neighbor has a 14-year-old Chihuahua who needs one. This Chihuahua is not expected to regain use of his rear legs. Your response is urgent because my neighbor is almost ready to euthanize this dog but does love him very much. Thank you. Maureen Nolan

  28. You need to raise his little back legs up higher so they don’t drag on the ground. He will have raw toes from them dragging on the ground—-Ouch–it looks like it would hurt.

    • Many thanks for your concern for dear little Frostie. Protection of Frostie’s hooves is something that is foremost in our minds and was one of the initial points we discussed with our veterinary team after Frostie’s mobility cart was fitted. Hooves are much tougher than soft paws and at this stage we are reluctant to strap them or do anything that may discourage Frostie from trying to use them. The use of the cart is intended to assist with the return of full functionality to Frostie’s hind limbs, and each instance that he spends short, monitored periods of time in his cart sees him flexing his fetlocks and using his legs more and more. Perhaps this is something you cannot see from a photo or short video clip. We agree that if the long term prognosis was for Frostie to never regain use of his limbs and if they lacked sensation they should not touch the ground, but we are pleased to say that is not the case. If the little guy’s progress can be maintained at its current rate we hope that little Frostie will be without his wheels in a very short time. Once again many thanks for caring about this dear boy.

  29. I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you do with these beautiful animals. I found Frosty on Facebook and instantly feel in love with his sweet little face and his pluck. My children and I have watched the video countless times. And I’ve watched many other of your animal videos.
    I have it my goal to one day visit Edgar’s Mission.

  30. Hello from Norway!

    The work you guys are doing is amazing, and so important and needed! To see this poor animals being brouth back to a happy life together with other animals in your good care blow my mind away.. I am so happy that there still is such good people in the world! And little Frostie is so precious! I watched the video like four times and cried my eyes out.. He seems so trusting and loving, I am really happy he found you <3 <3 All my love to you people, keep up the good work :) Keep us informed about little frostie and his recovery :)

  31. Thanks for sharing this. We had a lamb get navel ill and we rigged up an adjustable sling that we moved around the yard. We put her in the sling every morning after her bottle, and took her out every couple hours to prevent pressure sores. She pulled herself forward with her front legs at first, playing and nibbling grass. We slowly adjusted the height of her sling as her hind legs grew stronger. One afternoon we went out to take her out of the sling for a while and found her walking around on her own – out of the sling. In all our years of raising sheep, she was the only one that’s had navel ill. It happened despite iodine on her umbilical cord. Although her knees and hocks were swollen for months after she began to walk, the swelling eventually went away completely. Best of luck with little Frostie!

  32. Why the hell are they wasting nobel prices for only famous people. You are the one who deserve this! Little things matter must! May you have a happy life!

  33. well I watched this and tears came out of my eyes and I hope he will be able to walk again. I saw the video and that was sweet he went over and gave a kiss to her. he appreciates so much love,pam

  34. After watching this I couldn’t help but cry for this poor baby goat. I honestly hope to god that Frostie can one day move on his own and he will be healthy enough to do anything he wants.

  35. I read about Frostie thru other folks and then kept up. I just read that he passed away. I’m so heartfelt regarding the way this little guy touched me. At least he’s no longer suffering and did have done happiness in this world. Thank you for all that you all do for all the animals you come in contact with. You guys are the best. Sadly, Connie

  36. I have never in my entire life been so touched my such a heart warming story and an amazing animal. I’m a 60 old man crying my eyes out at work after reading about his life and death. Please tell me how long he got to live and why did he die?

  37. It’s so very very sad that Frostie has passed away. My heart goes out to you and all Frostie’s friends, both two-legged and four. Thank you for sharing him with us. He will live on in many hearts and frolic ahead leading us along a kinder, gentler way.

  38. Cuanto lamento lo de Frotie, mis mas sentido pesame . por suerte Frostie conocio el amor al llegar a sus manos.En verdad una noticia muy triste. Fuerza y MUCHAS GRACIAS por ayudar a tantos animales. Saludos

  39. I am so very sorry to lose a precious Frostie. I love the videos and I hope Frostie will go to the Rainbow Bridge to meet all his friends. My heart breaks.

  40. I am so sad that Frostie passed away. I hope he finds his friends at the Rainbow Bridge. I love the videos you posted and I really miss Frostie.

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