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Still Improving

16 Feb

I felt bad when I had to take Aurora back into the garage, but I think being out that little bit to see outside and all the other llamas helped her emotionally.

Aurora

Since she went back in the garage, she’s only had Lily for company.

Lily

The two of them get along well (Lily is calm), and I always make sure there’s two places to eat, and I tied the tub so Lily can’t dump it out.

She has really been picking up weight again.  She’s constantly eating.

Bless my nephew for continuing to bring me a few bales at a time for these two girls.

I am really starting to feel optimistic that she’s going to make it.

I wrote this post a couple days ago and scheduled it, and now I’m editing.  I swear every time I think she is gaining weight and doing better about two days later, I think she looks more thin again and I’m worried the ulcers are back.  I guess I have no idea how she’s doing, and I’ll just keep playing it by ear.

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Back in the Garage

2 Feb

Sunday morning when I was hauling hay out of the barn, I was keeping a close eye on Aurora.

Aurora

She was really enjoying being outside and looking around; she was eating well.


But she began to get cold, so I took her back to the garage.

It’s so hard to get an animal to put on weight in the winter without feeding them grain, but she’s not allowed to have grain because of the ulcers.

Bless my nephew for bringing me alfalfa hay because it has a lot more protein than the grass hay I feed everyone else.

Lily

Lily is also enjoying the hay.  In fact, when I had to give them just my grass hay for one day, Lily was positively demanding that I give her some of the higher quality hay.

Spoiled much?

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While I Was Moving Critters

30 Jan

I’ve been thinking ahead to where I want to put everyone for spring break babies.  I also was getting concerned about Aurora being with just a goat (or seven) in the garage for so long.  Like Stormy, she didn’t seem really happy.  I decided to move her back to the greenhouse.

Aurora

First, I caught Twyla and Toffee and kicked them out of the garage.  They were quite happy to go find their mom, Harley.

front to back: Toffee, Twyla, and Harley

Aurora wasn’t too bad for me to catch.  That’s why she is still wearing a halter.  As long as I have to possibly keep catching her, I’m leaving it on.  After I got the lead attached, I just hit the garage door opener and we walked right out the front of the garage.

She was really good going around and into the greenhouse.

Yes, Aurora.  The other llamas are out in pasture.

Maybeline, Odie, and Buster

When they came up, they really didn’t pay much attention to her.

“I don’t care if Aurora is back out here. Do you plan on feeding me?” demanded Odie.

At least she can see them and watch a whole lot of goats.

Dolly and Coral in front of Aurora (Pistol and Myson to the left)

And she was eating the entire time!

With her by herself, I can tell how much she is eating as opposed to the goats spilling it.

I’ll keep a close eye on her as we go back to colder temperatures, but hopefully, she can stay out here now.  Finally, I did something that didn’t seem to be a whole lot more difficult than it needed to be!