Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Spitting Image !

There must be something in the air.....well actually its alpaca spit !....aimed with great precision by my resident spit fountain Minstrel. If you hadn't guessed already we had to have a little hands on experience with Zanubis for his Bluetongue injection, I was in for it as usual.

It started even before I had even laid a finger on him, I put the feed out as usual and before I could even close the gate I was in the line of fire, great start, so by this time I had nothing to lose and accepted that it was just going to be one of those days. I had even made a pen to put madam in whilst I did the injections....however I was well and truly drenched.......Minstrel was placed in the pen after several blasts of alpaca fury.

We also did Zakhura with her first injection, I was busy doing my injection when Pacosha my multi coloured brown/white female came right up to me, cheeky madam did nothing more than spit at me right on the head at close range I'll have you I was well and truly spat on, from a distance and at close range.......!! Thanks very much......So I to can still smell it and there's definitely a pungent smell of spit in the air........there are times when you do question yourself...............why !

I can't wait for the weaning to commence........its scheduled for next week all being well, I shall look forward to a little spit free, hands on time with the babies......Yipee !!


Debbie said...

There's nothing quite like it the lingering smell of alpaca spit!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

I know.....I do sometimes wonder why !....I think every one has a resident spitter !....well it makes me feel better to think that any way, especially after yesterday, maybe the Highland cows arn't so bad after all !!.....Jayne

Still no baby yet !!

Alpaca Granny said...

Just reading about the spit makes me smell it. Yuck!
I have just one major spitter.