It is definetly not the year of the alpaca.
Many people in the Alpaca community, not only myself, have been losing animals this year seems at an unusually high rate.
I have spent the past two weeks bottle feeding a cria who's mom had died in child birth it was a huge learning experience that involved bottle feedings every two hours night and day.
The doctors have been keeping a close eye on her since her breathing was not as regular as a normal cria.
Today was a sad day - we buried both the cria and the mother side by side.
/me misses Peanut Brittle & Heather