This Is Mom and It is with a very heavy heart that I sit to type this next entry…. RJ can’t tell anyone anything at this point. The tear are flowing and he just can’t seem to stop. Once he does get stopped Dad or I will ask if he is okay and they will start again. The heat has cost us many things this year and we are fighting it the best we can. Stalls all have a number of fans and the goats even have a mister. Last night the Black Indian male Call duck passed and the night before that we lost a spangled hen. The worst by far is that this morning when we went to do chores we found that Statler had too. We don’t know why He was doing so much better and had not gone down in some time. The Vet as well as myself thought he was out of the woods. We were still separating him at feeding time and at night so that we knew he was getting his fair share of feed and that he wasn’t being beaten up at night. There are two other goats that are smaller and that have not thrived as we hoped they would but they seem to be fine. We now have a very watchfull eye on both of them and we will keep you posted. I have assured RJ that no one will be upset with him. I told him that he did is best and that is all anyone can hope for but in true kind hearted child fashion he thinks his best wasn’t good enough this time. Rest assured that even the Vet said he wouldn’t have done anything different and RJ did everything right. And Yes RJ Loved that little guy very much and he will be missed. Just so that we are clear with everyone. RJ said he couldn’t stand to see Statler sheared and he didn’t want him left out to continue the circle of life. So Statler, Fleece and all, are buried in a very special spot where he can now overlook the pasture …. A spot we now call Statler’s Ground ….