The recent video we published showed artk and treats being offered to the cows. After the ceremony, Gourangi and the rest of the cows were let out on pasture. As you know, Gourangi has been having trouble with arthritis in her legs. She kept up with the herd as they went out on pasture although she was moving very slowly. The video even shows her receiving a treat while on pasture.
A few days ago, we found her sitting in the lower pasture unable to get up. We knew we had to move her as there are coyotes in the woods. This slideshow shows how we moved her and how she is now staying in the old cow shelter that was built last year. Indraneela and Anasuya (the two calves rescued from the auction barn last fall) are keeping her company. They can be seen snuggling with her. Since Indraneela and Anasuya were taken from their mothers at an early age, we think they perceive Gourangi as a mother figure.
Gourangi is 19 years old which would make her 95 years old in human years.She has not been able to get up and is becoming weaker.She is listening to Srila Prabhupada chanting the Hare Krsna mantra and singing bhajans. She has received dust from Govardhan Hill in Vrindavan, India. If you could please join us in praying for her. Thank you.