Lily, Millie and Lola are now back grazing with the mighty Patou herd after picking them up this afternoon. Lily's operation went very well and the vet was pleased with the outcome and her recovery so she has been released a day early.
Another magical moment for me as when I arrived at the equine hospital I could hear them humming and went straight to their stable.
As I opened the top half of their stable door Lily and Lola both walked over to me and there was a bit of nose on nose action. At one point both their noses were on my nose!
There was no doubt in my mind that they recognised me and that they wanted me to take them home, no doubt whatsoever. Either that or I smell like something very appealing to a hungry alpaca!
I lead them straight into the trailer with little Millie following and that was that. Lily's wound looks very neat and we have some antibiotics to give her over the next few days. It is so good to have her home.
Just have the pain of the bill to look forward to. C'est la vie.
Thank you very much to all the people who took the trouble to ask about her welfare. I know she is just an alpaca but as we all know there is no such thing as 'just' an alpaca.