After struggling and fighting to survive, we lost one of our June cria on Tuesday. He made it to the 1 month mark, but he was never really out of the woods. We did all the intervention we could do to keep his strength up and get some consistent weight gain building. There were a couple bright and hopeful times we kept thinking we were almost there and then we would lose ground again. Tuesday morning we found him very shakey as he was losing his fight to continue.
|He always wanted to hang with the other cria~|
|He had some of the most amazing fleece we have seen on a newborn.|
In the scheme of alpaca cria cuteness, he was off the charts!
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.