Thursday, December 6, 2007


Tuesday was a very busy day. We had three Newfoundland dogs to comb out, trim, bath and blow dry. We had a veterinarian appointment scheduled in Williams Lake for the following day to have preliminary xrays done to check hips and elbows on the Newfies. We like to make sure all the dogs are clean and nice smelling when we visit our vet. Each dog takes about 2 hours to do.

"Am I dry yet" asks Jack.

Part way through our grooming marathon, we happened to looked out the window. In the barnyard we could see four scrawny legs standing behind Starlett the alpaca. Better go check this out. What a surprise we had - an alpaca baby! We were not expecting any December crias.

The hour old male alpaca cria warms up under the heat lights beside his mom.

Young Rudolph, at 90 minutes of age, appears strong and healthy.


Thistledown said...

You certainly did have a busy day! Welcome, Rudolph, you wee darling.

Tammy said...

Awesome! Perfect name. :-) Have been enjoying your blog.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I sure hope your vet clinic staff appreciate all the work you do so they can work on nice, clean dogs! I'd say that's going above and beyond....

Beth & Dennis @ Milehaus Farm said...

We figure our vets have been so good to us over the years that the least we can do is have our dogs clean at a scheduled appointment. We don't bath the sheep or alpacas though before we take them in :-)