Sunday, June 24, 2007

Alpacas!

The Zoo Keeper is starting 4-H and is getting an Alpaca. The woman who is giving him to her didn't want him to be alone, so we are temporarily taking two so that he will have company. The brown one is Audrey's, and she hasn't named him yet. We just got them yesterday.

They are very gentle and docile animals. They have a sweet little "whoop" sound when they are upset, and they hum when they are nervous. We are very excited about working with them and learning to use the fiber.



This is The Zoo Keeper's Alpaca. He doesn't have a name yet. He's 8 months old, and supposedly his color is very desirable.



Here are both the alpacas, getting to know the horses. I don't think either kind of animal has ever seen the other before, and they are very curious about each other.



It's funny, we didn't realize until we got the alpacas home that we had a brown and a white horse, and now a brown and a white alpaca. The white alpaca's name is Bronco, and he's 10 months old. The brown horse is Shooter, and the white one is Freckles.

Unfortunately, Crockett is in jail because he thought he should have a taste of Alpaca for lunch yesterday. Take 'im away, officer!



Even though there was an incident with a goat several years ago,
we thought he was too old for this nonsense. Poor old guy is going to have to spend his latter months (weeks? days?) locked up.

2 comments:

Charity Grace said...

Aww, they are so cute! I love alpacas.

And I LOVE your new template. Very cool.

The black and white picture is indeed artistic. I would have thought you did it on purpose if you hadn't told us. :)

Gina said...

Thank you! I rather liked the way it looked without the heads too.

I just realized that my template is just like yours only in green instead of pink...no wonder you like it! *grins*