Friday, May 13, 2011

R.I.P. Fame - N- Fortune

10/7/1998 - 5/12/2011

Our "special" girl has passed away. Gary found her yesterday evening next to the girls shelter. If you remember I had blogged about her this past winter. Fame was part of a herd that we intially purchased for breeding. She was not breedable do to her neurological problems. When she was living in Illinois at another alpaca farm, she had a contracted a worm called the meningeal (brain) worm. You can read more about that here.  She did survive it, but it had lasting effects. The farm that we had gotten her from had bred her, but because her legs gave out on her once in awhile, she had fallen on her cria and it died from the injuries.  We decided that we would not take that chance and never bred her while she lived here on our ranch.  She was a good "Auntie" to the other crias that have been born here. I did also love her fiber. She had the most soft, lofty, silky feeling fiber. I posted a picture of her being sheared of that beautiful fiber. 

I also liked to felt hats with her fiber.  Here are a couple of pics of some of them.

Wide Brimmed Fedora


Gary & I miss her already. She had a "special" place in our hearts.
Rest in Peace Fame.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sometimes I think it's even harder to lose an animal friend because we've been entrusted with their care.

    What a comfort to have her fiber as a remembrance of sweeter times.

  2. I send my deepest condolences for your loss. It is always so hard losing animal no matter the species. I hope the rest of the herd is taking her loss well.

  3. Oh wow! Sorry to hear of your loss Mom & Dad! We love & miss you!! XOXO

  4. I am sorry to hear about your dear alpaca. It's good that you were able to give her such a wonderful home. *hugs*


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