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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Double the Dazzle's Cria

Dazzle's cria arrived on Monday....a sweet little male who is the richest shade of brown...not sure if he is a dark fawn or a light brown at this point!

He probably should be named Radagast because he is going to stay brown, while Creme's cria seems to be lightening up to a pale fawn color. 
 They aren't used to their names and aren't yet registered so we may change it!

His self being greeted by Jura, Riverbelle's yearling male cria.

 He is a cute little bugger!

 His mum, Dazzle laying behind her cria.

He has  beautiful dark eyes.

Fiona is in the barn having contractions so I'm expecting her cria to show up soon...
I hope it is a girl!  So far we are at a 3:1 male to female ratio.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Exercise in Agony

Getting three children to agree on which kittens to keep is just that. I'm getting anxious to make decisions so we can find good homes for those we aren't keeping. Lila was in tears over this because she doesn't want to choose favorites fearing somehow the kittens will feel unloved. I tried to explain it wasn't a matter of loving one more than another and that we would ensure they all had good homes.....sigh. Duncan is lobbying hard for his choice pointing out what a good lap cat she will be and commenting continuously on her cuteness. Sam just gives us his big sad eyed puppy look. We will be keeping two or three I think. The parental units have avoided making this hard and fast decision but it has to be made soon.

Can you blame us with faces like these? They are almost as heart wrenching as the kids faces as they are begging "please, please....can't we keep them all?" (No is the answer just in case you are going to encourage that!)

Aaa argh!

They are totally in the "I'll chew your leg off and trash your house" mode right now! Surfaces once littered with papers and books are swept clean by the morning and they chewed open a bag of rice and scattered it all over the floor like a crazy slip n slide. They enjoy walking on the cross beams 8 feet above the floor and walking on the outside of the banisters along the stairs....they are making me a nervous wreck. Uncle Ginger seems to be enjoying wrestling with his new charges and Snickers seems okay with that.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Radagast The Brown

Creme de la Creme gave birth to this wee medium fawn Suri alpaca cria on Saturday.

His name is "Radagast" the brown.


Saruman and Radagast


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Beyond Strange

I found this egg in the chicken coop yesterday. It is a "normal" egg that is encased by a much larger and brittle shell and surrounded by albumen/egg white. You never know what delights await you in the coop!