Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Bad news followed by good

The weather has been a trifle miserable today and some sad news this morning did not improve things.  However, these things happen and all turns out for the best in the end.
The Westhill herd is looking good, if rather wet and dirty, but Greeves' neck is beyond help!  It is now so full of hay he looks like a walking compost heap and I do not have a clue of what to do about it!  I think we will have to just wait until the weather dries up a bit and hope some of the vegetation drops out.
Dude continues to look as if he is busting for a punch up and it has been suggested that he could be particularly annoyed because he is at the bottom of the hill and Harry is at the top.  I have a feeling that there could be some truth in it but he cannot move yet as I have to alter some of the badger protection first or he is liable to cut himself to ribbons.  I also have to break it to Carl that he now needs to put a top rail on another paddock!
This afternoon I has some very good news from the vet - Greeves is now clear of all parasites including coccidia.  HOORAY!!


  1. Rosemary,

    I don't think the hill is an issue for Dude. Being alpha male is everything to mature male alpacas. They change when another male arrives. I know that from personal experience ;o))


  2. Hooray indeed...onwards and upwards that's a boy Greeves!!