Monday, 19 April 2010

Special Delivery !! ...... Arrrives .. Safe and Sound !

Last Kisses !.....Bye bye....
Duke has arrrived....safe and sound...to start his new life with us in Scotland !

Zeto and Duke, getting to know....eachother....


Last years babies....Zeto....Zullulah and Zienna....just weaned !



Debbie and Paul, Barnacre Alpacas....with weanlings....in background !!


As you have guessed....I have received a Special Delivery !!..... Barnacre Duke has arrived in Scotland.

Now, to say that I was excited....was an understatement...as we at Zanzibah passed the vetting with flying colours... !! Not everybody gets to own a special boy like Duke !! ......The vetting was a ordeal in itself....as Debbie and Paul are very particular who gets to own such a sweetie !!...... and I had to be on my best behaviour....mind you there have been moments of madness creeping through over the weekend !! :-) There were times...that I thought Debbie might sneak him back to Northumberland....!!

I didn't say that I was normal as this would be slightly untrue !...anyway are any of us normal who happen to own these wonderful creatures... Duke is so lovable, huggable and I know that we will forge a wonderful friendship...over the years.

It has been a splendid weekend..the weather has been kind and I even managed to wean my babies...with the help of Debbie and Paul...there was a little lifting involved as it was much easier to carry the little ones into the barn..instead of trying to walk them round. Minstrel was remarkably pleasant..no spitting..I think it was a safety in numbers thing...as by the time she had checked out Debbie and Paul....we had swifted away Zienna...into the catch pen. The others we also...rounded up. Duke has travelled well and appears to be making friends with his new...mates.

We even managed to go out to Spey Bay...a lovely little wildlife centre and coffee shop...on the Moray coast. The sun has been shining over the weekend, we did have a sprinkle of hail for a matter of moments on Sunday, but thankfully nothing to get depressed about.

Today, we visited a lovely craft centre called Touched by Scotland..and it was excellent, all handcrafted items....made locally with natural products....fantastic ! next door there is a woollen Aladdin's Cave...just like a 'woolly sweetie shop'......I must say non of us came away empty handed.... !!

There are some wonderful places to visit and of course...we had to visit the coffee shop ! There is even a hint of future handcrafted luxury alpaca wears in both establishments !! so I think that the imagination and spinning wheel will be working overtime. At this rate...I shall have to think of a herd....expansion....only joking !!...

I think it would be fare to say that it has been a splendid weekend....all round and that the future is......bright with the addition of Barnacre Duke....into the Zanzibah herd.

I would also like to thank...Debbie's Mum and Dad....for holding the fort whilst Debbie and Paul have been away.....she has had a very busy weekend with new baby lambs....arriving on Sunday...and anyway...a little 'Thank-you'...goes a long way !


All I have to do...is make sure that he gets plenty of 'kisses and cuddles'....he is very a special little fella.....

I know that Debbie will miss him......how could anyone Not !! I shall look after him well....

8 comments:

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Glad all went well - looks like he's well suited to Zanzibah. Hope he's settling in ok.

Rob @ Wellground said...

Well done all. Congrats Jayne. Duke looks the absolute business.

Mark said...

A very handsome boy Jayne, no doubt you will be changing his name to Zarnacre Zuke?

Llama Karma said...

He looks great, good luke with him in the future

Shirley said...

Hi Jayne, Doesn't he look a belter?! He'll be very happy with the girls and boys at Zanzibah. Enjoy! Shirley & Robbie

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I almost managed to get home without a tear, but not quite!

I know Duke will have a fab home with you there Jayne, and thanks for putting us up.

We'll be back :-)

irma said...

Congratulations Jane!! He looks fantastic and very sweet. Have fun xxx

Lucy @ Coire Alpacas, Scotland said...

Congrats on his arrival. He looks lovely. The centre at Spey Bay is nice, and I have been to the Touched by Scotland shop too. I did some writing work for them when they launched a few years ago. I loved the stuff in their shop!