Our sheep died December 8, 2006. I just don't want what happened to her to happen to our current ruminants. She was a pet. We saved her from a meat market as a lamb. She was so beautiful, really black, thin legs, and was a shetland. Her name was Sweet Pea but we called her Sheepie. This how she died. About a week before her death, I noticed she wasn't eating hay. But she ate some bread. After that she wouldn't eat anything. After a day or two we had the vet out, he said it looked like antifreeze, which isn't possible, or kidney failure. We gave her tons of meds that our friend gave to us, and more from the vet. After about a week we found her dead. By then she wasn't able to stand. She had no vaccinations. My mom my really sad, she had been that sad since 13 years ago when both her parents died 7 weeks apart, and more so then her own brother [but it was his own fault.] We had to bury her ourselves. We had her about 9 months. She was really sweet and would pounce around the yard.