By David Horst firstname.lastname@example.orgHope gave way to compassion last Thursday.
We were barely into the barn when the vet pronounced hope was gone.
"We're in hospice mode now," she concluded.
Our 17-year-old llama, Constellatione, has not been able to stand on his own for several weeks now. In the world of a natural prey animal like a llama, that's a fatal flaw.
We've been holding out hope that lifting him daily with a cattle sling and an electric winch would get the strength back into his legs so we could see him grazing in the pasture once again.