There are times that being a farmer really sucks. No, strike that, when being a human really sucks. Those times that make you realize that life is way to short and way to precious and can be taken from you in an instant. This is one of those times for me. You see, early this afternoon Red died. It was extraordinarily sudden, even for a young animal. At morning feeding she was her normal loud, hungry and insistent self and by noon she was seriously ill and shortly after she died.
I never thought that I would fall in love with a goat.
Edited to Add:
The vet decided that Red died from Enterotoxemia or “Overeating Disease”. It was unusual that a kid as old as she was succumbed to it as this tends to be a disease of very young kids and lambs. There is some great information here about it. The rest of the kids are being vaccinated against it make sure that none of them die as well. Red had gone to the vet on a prior occasion for diarrhea several weeks ago but had not had any symptoms right up until her death.