February 22, 2011

Goodbye my friend

Later down the road when I can type without breaking down I will do more of a memorial post, but for now this will have to do.

Tomorrow at 8 AM, Max is being put down. We moved him to the birthing barn with the expecting mothers and since then he has gone really down hill. He can barley get up just to go to the bathroom and without us bringing over the water bucket to him, he wouldn't drink or eat. The vet says he has a neurological issue in his lumbar spine which is causing his butt to roll underneath him and for him to walk on his toe nails. Alpacas have feet like deer. When the vet came also, he grabbed Max's back leg while he was lying down and moved it around to make sure it wasn't a hip problem. Max didn't fight the vet one bit, good right? No, bad. Alpacas would either bounce right off the ground or at least try to resist the vet, but Max did neither. Also he has no muscle mass in his back legs and seems like he would prefer to crawl on his front legs rather then walk on all four legs, its so heart breaking to watch.

More to come at another time.

Maxy, I will love you forever. It breaks my heart to have to say goodbye, but it breaks my heart more to see you suffer the way you have.


  1. *hugs* I'm so sorry. I know it's been a long uphill battle for you guys. You'll be in my thoughts tomorrow morning. <3

  2. I'm so sorry to hear. He's such a handsome guy. *hugs*

  3. Thanks guys. It has been an up hill battle and I'm glad he won't be in pain, but that doesn't help the way the farm won't be the same anymore.

  4. My heart goes out to you. It's so difficult to loose a special companion.