Happy Hills Alpaca Farm

  (Monroe, North Carolina)
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too suddenly

too fast

now gone.

My beautiful black smoke Persian cat.

He was one that I had bred, one of the second litter from Muusta.

He was our favorite kitten and grew to be so beautiful.

Such a handsome cat he was, Chesterfield Greystoke.

I had such plans for us. You were to last us, to be with us,

to be our friend through the rest of our lives.

You were to last into our old age.

We were to grow old together.

You and us - both greying together.

To grow happily into old age.

Now you are gone.

It happened so fast. Within two days of knowing

you were ill, you were gone. The treatments didn't work.

The doctor was visited.

The medicines were given,

You were gone so fast my darling,

we didn't have time to worry to wait...

you were so healthy and vibrant and now

in the blink of an eye you are gone.

Eight years has gone by so fast.

We wanted more together.

More time to laugh at your antics.

To watch you do all the cleaver things you did.

...climbing ladders

...pulling down my flower vases to see the water fall

(how I didn't like that one).

...watching as Kaarlo would fix things and even helping!

I was even trrying to get you to paint.

I knew you could with

little paw prints full of water paints on paper.

You tried a little.

We just needed to practice more.

We needed more time with you, my dear.

I can picture you so easily in my mind's eye.

Sitting on the table out back.

Handsome and sturdy, stockily built.

Your gorgeous Persian face and

bright yellow eyes.

By seven you had one white wisker.

I remember I cut it off once, so you would be symmetrical.

By eight you had two of them and you were.

We were goint to grow old together.

Today we had to bury you.

Just behind the St.Fransis of Assisi statue.

We cried as you were placed there.

We covered you up and put rocks on top.

There your body will lay next to our little cria, Tootsie.

We know in our heart of hearts that

you are not really there.

Just your earthly body, that had failed.

You are now in heaven with the creator God

who has created all things.

You are now up there happy and healthy and playing...

Jumping in the tall grasses with flowers (perhaps lillies or loosestrife),

chasing frogs and crickets.

Having a wonderful time.

You are there with Tootsie, who has grown so big now.

Her black mahogany hair must be long and silky.

You are there with all the other kittens we have lost over the years.

You are there with my son who I lost so many years ago.

Heaven will be a grand place when we come.

We have made our home up there.

It is already filled with loved ones.

Heaven is forever.

This is our eternal home.

Soon we will see you there, my darling Chester.

Soon we will all be home together.


July... Paca Days. Rich with abundance. Beautiful Babies.


April and May were the proverbial calm before the storm. Waiting for babies and they came one , two, three upon us. Two of the births were

a bit difficult , one baby being born at 11 pm at night. We had so much rain then that I believe the females wait until a dry period to have the birth.

So it proved with our mom’s. Then they came quickly. So far we have had two beautiful girls and one handsome boy. Two are fawn in color (light tan)

and one girl is a dark brown. All are healthy and running around playing.

What a delight it is to see the crias run and jump and play with each other.

Some very funny antics are going on.

We had considerable time to think of the names. One wants to have a proper "show name" and then a nick name that we can use at the farm.

With that in mind, we named our boy "Ursa major" because he is fawn with a white spot, like a sprinkling of stars on his forhead. We call him "Ursa" for short which also means Bear. He is like a big bear, growing strong and he has very large boned legs which is great. He’s a good bit taller then the others. Then we have our little girl, also light fawn, who was born at night.

I had this name picked out and it really fits her..if you research the name.

"Scheherazade"...so we call her Zadie.

And we have our lovely dark brown girl that we have named "Nefertiti",

which means, "the beautiful one has come"...we waited actually 2 yrs for her.

We had thought her mother was pregnant last year when she came to us from Arkansas, however the pregnancy didn’t take. So after 2 long years of waiting for her mother, Abby (our best female) to have a cria, she has finally arrived. And lovely and healthy she is.

Sapphire is due as I right this blog, This will be the last cria of the year for us. She is a super mother and all of her crias have been fantastic. So soon within days she will deliver. I have both a boy and girl name picked out.

Will keep you posted. But again, I am anxiously awaiting.

New birth is always so wonderful.

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