About 3:30, all my goats were making a loud ruckus in the barn. They usually don't start up until about 4:45 because they're fed at 5 sharp - and they can tell time. I went out to investigate, and found my oldest girl, 14 last march, had died in her sleep. She was fine this morning, or as fine as she ever is, I knew she was fading, getting hard to stand, panting after following the others inside in the late afternoon, the vet said her heart was going to give out soon... They had made a protective circle around her, and it was a chore carrying her out - does that have NEVER made an agressive move towards me were putting their heads down and challenging me to come near. I had to distract them with grain. It's been over an hour and they haven't let up their screaming. She wasn't related to any of these goats, came here as a county foster animal from an abusive home, but they're all acting like their own mother just deserted them. Poor babies.