Monday, August 30, 2010

Goodbye Beau

I realize this has nothing to do with guinea pigs, but as you know we do have a farm with many other types of rescued animals. One of them (well, not a rescue but a gift) was Beau, our second llama. He was taken on as a guard for our small herd of goats; personally, I thought he was lazy and snotty...he wouldn't let you pet him at all and was minimally concerned about the goats.
Unfortunately, Beau fell ill three days ago with the same thing our first llama had. Although we immediately started him on medications, he died sometime last night and we buried him today. His favorite snack was bread; in his final days he had some Pillsbury Grands biscuits and spent his time lying on a fresh bed of hay with water nearby. Because he was still eating and drinking, we kept our hopes up, but his illness (possibly EEE) overcame him. He was a much loved member of our "crazy farm," and will be missed tremendously.

1 comment:

  1. Aw.. Jen, so sorry to hear this. I don't know if I saw him or not when we were there, but it always sucks to have an animal. I hope everyone has great memories of him, poor guy, he is no longer suffering.