I haven't posted much on here since I signed up...been too busy with the holidays and then I got sick! Bummer...anyway, in December I went to the Humane Society and picked up five feral cats to put in my barn. I had a cat earlier in the year last year and he was really annoying and he was lonely, so I found him a home where he's a spoiled indoor kitty. Anyway, the minute he left, my barn started getting overrun with mice again! So I got these feral ones. They've been locked away in the middle stall, which isn't used for about a month now. The goats didn't see them during this time. Well I started letting the cats in the barn aisleway at night a week ago and this weekend is their first time being let out of the barn. This morning, I let my does out to play for a bit (their pen is still covered in snow and they won't go out into it!). And one of the cats, Joe, isn't actually a feral cat (he was supposed to be!), he's very friendly. So he sauntered out to see the goats. Well the goats took one look at him, started snorting in alarm and stamping their feet. He walked right up to them (stupid cat) and the older does took the lead, with the younger ones staying behind. The older does stamped their feet at him and then Gigi, the herd queen, took off after him and tried to give him a good head butt, luckily he was too quick and made it to safety! Anyway, the gaots always amaze me with their reactions to things. They obviously thought this cat was a threat and it was interesting how they organized themselves to fend off the predator. And I don't think Joe will test the goats again!