Monday 18 June 2012

Kate delivers a grey!

Long standing followers of our blog may recall last October we came very close to losing our grey girl Kate, who spent time at the vet hospital.  We were so pleased when she pulled through and returned to her old self.

As she was so poorly we thought she would lose her baby, but to be honest that was the least of our worries.  As the winter progressed I watched her gain condition and thought that just maybe she had miraculously held that pregnancy.

It became obvious that she had held her pregnancy and the cria was alive as it has been very active.  I still worried that all the drugs and medication that Kate had needed to keep her alive would have harmed her unborn baby.

Well today at 333 days gestation Kate gave birth to a lovely grey boy, from Loki.  He is happy and healthy and weighed 9.65kg.
He is far from shy and has been running round introducing himself to the rest of the herd.  Double trouble Declan & Ankhesenamun are inspecting the new arrival; who for some reason thought the poo pile would be a good place to have a rest!


Rosemary said...

What a lovely little (or big!) boy - and such a lovely colour.

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Great news. Welcome to the grey fella!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations on your lovely grey boy ! He looks huge and very healthy considering the early complications ....well done Kate, what a happy ending ......Jayne

oak haven alpacas said...


this is what renews my faith in mother nature, there are tough times, but there are miracles too.


Patou Alpacas said...

Well done Kate!

Shirley said...

Nice one, Kate & Loki!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Kate...a whopper too...he looks fab!

Miriam said...

Great outcome he looks so cute. Has he a name yet?

Anonymous said...

Grey boy is gorgeous, can't wait to knit with his lovely grey fleece.
Lovely to see them all yesterday in the sun for a change!
Carol x