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Good days, and bad!

Alpaca and cria photo

Good days, and bad. Life is full of them and the last few weeks for us have been filled with lovely high points and then some incredibly low points. After a short, but vigorous illness, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful cat Pippa.Cat in a bag photo

Pippa was such a sociable girl. Always there to greet me with a warm welcome when I came home, she was very chatty and extremely entertaining. She loved to sit on anything new we put down; hat, scarf, bag etc. She would always come when called by name or whistled for. She was more dog than a cat really!

After such a sad time, we’ve been on ‘Baby Watch’ at work. So far we have welcomed four beautiful baby alpacas (cria) to the herd. I was even fortunate enough to witness one of the arrivals taking place.Alpaca and cria

The new mum did an amazing job and had her boy sitting up within 10 minutes or so, and walking around not too long after that. They really are quite clever creatures!

The rest of the herd soon came over to greet the new arrival too.
Alpacas welcoming the new cria

’Baby Watch’ continues whilst we wait for the next mum to deliver her cria. She’s looking full and getting a little fidgety at the moment. You could almost say she’s grumpy. Mind you, after being pregnant for 11 months, I’d say she’s entitled to be a little grumpy now!