This morning I went out to feed the goats as usual...and discovered that our youngest goat, Cloris, had died during the night.
Cloris was born in March, daughter of Champagne and Wang.
In case you don't remember Cloris:
I know why Cloris died. She had gone into season far too young (it can happen...sigh) and before we discovered this, she had been bred.
She was simply too tiny to be pregnant.
I called a friend this morning after my discovery and sadly loaded Cloris into the trunk of the car and drove over to their place.
A brief necropsy and we discovered that her uterus had split and she had died of internal bleeding. She was carrying twins. Too large a burden for such a tiny young doe!
Cloris was left far out in the desert. The coyotes and birds and other scavengers will have her now.