Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Pacosha ... My Special Keepsake !

 Most regular readers will know that at the beginning of this year I lost one of my very first alpacas, she was called Pacosha.  Pacosha passed away very peacefully here with us.  I believe her name is Spanish for  Alpaca.  I'm not quite sure exactly how old she was, but she was one of the very first alpacas to be imported from Chile in the early 90's.Most of these alpacas were age estimated, I had always thought she was older than her recorded age on her papers.

This was her last photo, taken on her last day out with the girls, she is sadly missed.  I had a big soft spot for her, its funny how they make their mark in your heart.....

I had decided ages ago that I wanted to do something very special with her last fleece.  I wanted something that I could cherish and keep, something to remind me of the good times and the start of our long lasting friendship.  We did have our moments in the early days, but like most, we both mellowed with age.  I shall never forget the mighty kick from her one day, which gave me a massive black 'n' blue leg. Pacosha was a bit of a character to say the least. 

Unfortunately I was never to manage to have any cria from her, despite being sold as a pregnant female, she never did manage to have any offspring. This was something that I was to find out over time !

I decided to do a little bit of research and found the answer to my quest.  This came in the way from a lovely lady called Elaine and 'Calamity Bears'

This was exactly what I had been looking for, I sent off Pacosha's last fleece and then all that was left was for Calamity Bears to work their magic !!

This is exactly what they have done....I received my lovely selection of keepsake's today.  The large bear is handcrafted especially for me, using Pacosha's fleece.  She was a multi-coloured alpaca and they have made a fantastic job of her.  Obviously she is called Pacosha.

The darker one of the two smaller bears is also made with Pacosha's fleece, she is a lovely dark almost plum brown shade.  The white bear is made with a different fleece this was made from Zeuss one of my white boys, with the lovely brown toes made from Pacosha. 

These bears are very special indeed and will be cherished .......for years to come !

We must remember, that our journey in this world, might take us on different paths....some happy some sad, but ultimately, every thing we love and cherish in this world is only temporary, nothing can last forever.....we should try to make the most of those special things in life,

But our memories can never fade.

I am thrilled with my Bears, a Great 'BIG' Thank-You,  to
Elaine and Calamity Bears and obviously Pacosha !



Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

They are fab. I have wanted one of those made from Willow (the face of Barnacre) for some time but haven't got round to doing anything about it, but I will one day.

Give Duke a big birthday kiss from me tomorrow. xx

Terry said...

What a lovely idea.

Shirley said...

They are great, Jayne. Had a look at the 'Bears' web site but most of it is being updated at present. A super idea! Shirley & Robbie

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

What a great idea...love them!

Weavers Wood Alpacas said...

That's a fantastic idea. They've done such a good job - thanks for sharing..