Sunday 5 April 2009

SWAG, jabs and Ting Ting

I've been to the South West Alpaca Society Spring Show and Sale today -there were judging classes, trade stands, and in the Sale breeders can bring six alpacas for sale which are kept in pens for inspection. I met several interesting people who were willing to offer advice and discuss anything alpaca - it's a good opportunity to get tips and discuss problems that you might be having - everyone is glad to give a bit of their time and make suggestions. I stocked up on bits and pieces for healthcare and the expected cria - seven weeks to go. Moira has got bald patches on her legs, which i suspect are due to mites, so I need to treat that - I'm going to spray on some Stop-It-All, followed by their twice-yearly jabs.

Feedback on Peaches, the Pest Control Officer - within twenty minutes of setting up the web-cam last week, I had one eye on the t.v and one eye on the lap-top, and she appeared, went to her food then left and we rushed to see her pass the kitchen window - we've not seen her since so I've set it up tonight. Her companion has joined us, and is settling in before being allowed out - she is black/grey with white bib and paws - I've called her Smudge for now, but that's a bit predictable, so I might get it changed to Ting-Ting (by deed poll!).

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