Anyway, he decided on these beautiful blondes and after he'd finished fencing their top paddock, he brought them home. And we're all in love!
I mean, how could you not fall in love with their gorgeous (newly shorn) locks, fluffy ears, long necks and skinny little faces? And those dreamy eyes and luscious lashes? I can't stop giggling when I drive up the driveway and see those long necks peeking above the grass. They are so cute!
Well, maybe not everyone's in love. Clemmie's terrified (although she includes them in her bedtime prayers along with every other animal she knows, and asks about them all the time). Ajax doesn't appear to be either. He's a little shellshocked, I think we all are. Sherb's thinking positively, he reckons the girls are loving the view. I think they're wondering how the hell they got here? And what's with the pesky dog? And when can they go home to the alpaca farm? I wish I could get a photo of the cat, Claude watching them from a safe distance, I don't think he's quite recovered from their arrival. He's very wary.
Anyway they're here to stay and please God they stay strong and healthy. They've just survived their first storm overnight which was worrying, although I was reminded that they've come from a cold climate so they can cope with cool and windy conditions. But they are in the family way so add that to the list of worries. Sherb doesn't do things by halves, he didn't just want a pair of alpacas, he wanted more babies too.
Yep, in what seems like one of the longest periods in animal gestation, two baby alpacas will be born in 11 months time. And apparently those of us with the smallest hands will be on standby for delivery. Felix darling, that might be you. I'll be on standby with the hot water and towels.