Wednesday, 23 June 2010

VIP visitor

We are very pleased to have Daisy's brother (Cally's son) Tennant to visit for a few days. As you can see there is a family resemblance.

Proving that he can retrieve...
And stack...
For both of us!
Richard is finding it a real hardship! Tennant on the right, Cally his mum on the left.
Reacquainting himself with the alpaca.
and yes the alpaca are all in fine form.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Enjoyable Day

Today I took Ronnie to visit her husband from last year Patou's Sir Columbus. He did such a good job with Erica that we were thrilled to be able to use him again.

It occurred to me today that I hadn't posted any pictures of the alpaca since we had them sheared so camera in hand I went to capture them. They do look so different without fleece!

As always the dogs had their fair share of photos taken.

The wires...

The girls with their new haircuts...
The beautiful Erica - lets hope we get an equally good result next year - no pressure there then Mr Columbus!
and Erica again...
Cinnamon proves she can still look impressive without her fleece!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Bath and West Show 2010

We have just returned from a lovely few days at the Bath and West Show. No photos of the camping set up from us - we just can't compete with the Patou facilities!!!

We didn't take any animals but Amiryck did come home with a couple of rosettes! Chris and Isla took part in "Junior" Junior handling and won a first and second rosette.

Below is Christopher with an absolutely gorgeous EP Cambridge girl who we borrowed for him - thank you to them for the loan!

Christopher paying careful attention to his alpaca
Christopher being grilled by the judge...
Christopher showing off (his animal?)
Isla carefully leading Inca Drambuie
Isla being quizzed by the judge Nick Harrington-Smith. Have to say what a great job he did giving them an interesting task to compete and quizzing them to their level.
Christopher and IslaIn the final line up, rosettes in hand.
It was great to see so many friends do well with their animals. A special congratulations to the mighty Patou and Penny and dad of our latest addition Erica; Sir Cambridge Columbus and of course to Inca who as usual got plenty of rosettes but extra specially Reserve Champion Senior Male with Lilyfield Jack of Spades of Inca against all the other colours - some achievement! Below is the man himself.
We did get some time to relax as well. Here is the family having a train ride, whilst naturally I had to stay behind to photograph, Pimms in hand :o)