With heavy hearts, we announce that our beloved Cassidy took her last breaths sometime yesterday morning. Unfortunately we weren't home to say good-bye, and our neighbors taking care of the animals for us made all of the arrangements, which included the operation of a backhoe. We are eternally grateful and indebted. They are saints.
Cassidy was born just four short years ago. This was her first wobbly day!
As a cria, she enjoyed pasture time with her Momma Bella and her Aunts Greta and Moonstar.
She was our most sociable alpaca, who always ventured closer to visitors and friends before the others.
Looking sleek and glossy (middle) after shearing a few years back.
Her photos with me also made her famous in the CHS yearbook in 2015. We wished all of my students "Good Luck" on this page that year.
Her worsted weight yarn had just recently become transformed into some of the most buttery soft hats.
The cause of death is not known. The vet who performed the necropsy found nothing out of the ordinary. The heat has been horrible, though. Perhaps she got dehydrated or simply too hot.
Shady Grove Alpacas Cassidy
July 15, 2012 - July 23, 2016