Tuesday, January 27, 2009

a visit from Darcy

We had a busy weekend. On Friday we had a visit from Darcy. Sadies 18 month old son Darcy. Lots of good times for the dogs. Janet and I froze our butts off. Chester his Golden retriever brother joined in :-) He was a good sport. 7 leos and 1 golden makes for a busy place

Here are some pictures

Friday, January 23, 2009

Catching up

Since I came back from Norway I have had to deal with many things. Jet lag never helped either !!

I came back to home a very sick Alpaca. I spent the last week 1/2 looking after him as best I could. He had menengial worm and the out look is pretty bleak with this. I did everything possible to help him through this. Sadly the cure is what took his life. He was on banimine every day and it was to hard on his kidneys. We gave him some gastroguard so he would not get ulcers but in the end he had renal failure because his kidneys shut down. I am so very sad because Dillon had a great future ahead of him as a breeding boy and he was also one of my favorite alpacas because he was so sweet.

We also had a cria born last Wednesday. Not the ideal time of year to be born if you are an Alpaca. She was born on the coldest day in 4 years. She spent her first night in my family room with me :-) She is now doing well with her mom in the barn.Her name is Crystal

With Dillon needing a lot of looking after and the new baby not a lot of time for updates. I will update the blog with pups in their new home pictures too. The pups are all doing well and growing like weeds.

Life is busy living with 2 pups and 3 adults too!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Introducing Kramer

Well it has been a few days since I wrote. Lots has been going on. The babies left on the 29th and 30th and I left on January 1st to go pick up my new baby in Norway.
We came back January 8th and Kramer is now a Canadian. He was a real trooper and never made a fuss for the entire 18 hours it took us to get home. He flew in the cabin with me on all 3 planes. He was a little over the 8kg weight limit :-) he was 11kg over in fact !

Here are a few pictures of him. He has met Emma and the girls and that has gone well and he had also met the Alpacas. He wondered what kind of weird dogs we had.

He has taken a real liking to raw. We were going to take our time to intorduce him but he has embraced raw eating lol