We recently lost Milo (aka, the chocolate one) and Co. to an acute illness. We are all devastated! They were both important and much loved members of the team and friends to us all. Milo would always greet us with clucks and a warm kiss, he was super gentle and a great buddy to young Chai. Co. was unbelievable! You could not have asked for a more friendly and giving alpaca, he was simply extraordinary.
We extend our thanks to the Hawkesbury Veterinary Surgery for their support and thorough investigation. We have left no stone un-turned. An autopsy was commissioned as well as blood and tissue sample analysis. We are monitoring Chai and Casper very closely. We have become experts in the art of using a stethoscope, rectal thermometer and giving injections. Casper and Chai are not impressed!
Milo & Co. were afforded separate ceremonies beneath our oak tree and placed in graves dug by hand by their ‘human brothers’ in honour of their contribution to Alpaca Kisses, our lives and the reverence in nature that they inspired in all those who they met.
What an amazing career – within a two year period Milo had visited nursing homes, fallen asleep on camera when read to by author Matt Cosgrove, met a skyscraper full of animal lovers in the city, witnessed marriages, celebrated Latin America, celebrated birthdays, honoured a Bat Mitzvah and spent time in the Mitchell Reading Room of the State Library.
Co. had received a ribbon from His Excellency the GG inside Government House, laughed at Matt Gosgroves face-to-face reading of Alpacas with Maracas, rendered birthdays unforgettable for 1 - 50yr olds, recharged office workers in city skyscrapers, greeted VIPs in Grand Ball Rooms, surprised grooms by being the guest ring-bearer, lifted the spirits of aged care residents and brought joy to the Children at the Westmead Childrens Hospital.
Milo & Co. each take to the grave many of our secrets and worries as they were very good listeners, their understanding always acknowledged with a soothing “hmmm”. They definitely had that ‘alpaca magic’, that subtle art and gift of being able to dissolve stress and anxiety.
We will never forget them and we will miss them dearly. They were part of the founding team of Alpaca Kisses. We have no doubt their spirits will pronk-on in the hearts of all those who met them.
Thank you to all those who extended a hand or nose to Milo or Co. and initiated a 'kiss' or snuggle from them. They were always keen to go to gigs, always very curious and genuinely loved meeting you all.
Sometimes very special creatures enter our lives…their presence changes our hearts forever, and we can call ourselves blessed for having known them. For all of us here at Alpaca Kisses, Milo & Co. were definitely such creatures.
To greener pastures dear Milo & Co..