How would it end?... We didn't know.
For the most part, everyday life with the herd goes along swimmingly, yet suddenly, one of our alpacas was on the ground.
Did she trip? Did she get bumped while jostling for food and knocked off her feet?
We didn't see what happened. It occurred while we walked with the herd to feed them their evening meal and then we heard the thud.
We both looked back and found Amity on the ground, struggling to get up on her feet. With a little help, she did.
We thought the situation was odd and tucked it into our minds to keep watch in case it became more than just a coincidence.
The next day we noticed Amity favoring her right rear leg and limping. We also observed her struggling to stand up from a cushed (lying down) position.
Amity favoring her right rear leg.
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