************WARNING - THIS BLOG CONTAINS EXPLICIT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALPACA POOP ****************
Yesterday it had been decided that I would not weigh Tsar. It did seem like sound advice so to make sure that I couldn't be tempted I hid the scales. Unfortunately I hadn't hidden them very well so within minutes I had found them again. Luckily I had enough will power on-board not to weigh Tsar so I hid them again, although this time I hid them really well. Unfortunately I thought very hard for a few minutes and eventually retraced my steps until I had at last found them again. This couldn't go on though so I put them back in their box and filled my day with other stuff until it was too late to weigh him.
So this morning I was very impatient to get out there and weigh the little monkey. I was not disappointed. When I weigh Tsar I always have a little chat with him, this morning was no different and as I put him in the weighing sling I reminded him that I was expecting him to be up near the 18 kilo mark (his last weight two days ago was 17.40kg).
Once he was in the sling I picked him up with my left hand as I steadied the scales (hanging from one of the shed roof beams) with my right hand. I could immediately tell that he was heavier than the last time I had weighed him but I was not expecting what the scales read. 19.05 kilos!! That is an incredible weight gain of 1.65kg in the last 48 hours!
Now I know that he simply can not have put on that amount of weight in condition, could he? I also know that he couldn't be full of over a kilo and a half of poop. We have seen poop, so he is pooping. I have felt him this morning and he is definitely meatier, he has regained some condition, he is definitely getting better, he is definitely improving. He is now heavier than he has been since the beginning of December.
Not only that but check out this photograph taken by Sue this morning. That is definitely a bean on top! That is the firmest poop he has had for almost two months!
And here is the little fellow this morning, looking much more like a healthy little alpaca.