Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Showing Off ..... & Time Out

Phoenix .... showing off !!
We have been taking a bit of time out as those who visit my blog will have noticed lately.  It has been quite quiet in Zanzibah Land.  I had some sadness in March and after years of being unwell sadly I lost Zonda, so we have been coming to terms with that, also on my last blog little did I know but a few weeks later Norris became ill and after a battle to treat him sadly it wasn't meant to be and he is no longer with us.  Some times I think everyone needs a little time out.  Especially when difficult times come along, I just haven't been in the mood to blog which is quite unusual for me.
Time waits for no one and we are still here ... battling on !  It nice to be able to have a bit of 'Time Out' with the animals.  I have managed to find a smile from somewhere. 

Doza is the only big boy left.  He has settled in great and I've had him now for over a year.  It was always in my mind that one day I knew that I would no longer have Zonda, I didn't want to be left with no big dog. Here he is having a sniff with Zeuss.

Zyisha has now grown up.  Although she looks a light grey on the surface she has a really dark grey fleece, in amongst all those spots.

What's the big idea .... the younger boys have taken to playing on the island in the pond..... they think its great and often go down for a dip.

The alpacas love the water....

Any one for a quick snog !! ... Oh my goodness .... its part of the appeal for those who don't quite get it.  Thankfully he was locked outside the conservatory at the time.

And finally ... piggy piggy when I was considering Kune Kune piglets.  Someone told me that they only grew the size of a Spaniel .... but from experience .... that's not very accurate !
Norka the porka is the biggest, he is huge.  Noggy is 'piggy in the middle' and Niggy is always eating !
I shall try and keep up to date with the news.  Its lovely to see that most are in the full swing of birthing ... our babies are not due till September, but its not that far away. Its exciting times ahead for us too.  All being well this is the first year that Duke might be a daddy ! He has been a bit of a slow starter.


Rosemary said...

Zonda and Norris - Oh, Jayne, I am so sorry.
I really hope things are picking up now - you look great in the photo!
Looking forward to seeing your new babies!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

So sad to read about Zonda & Norris, but glad to see how the various critters are growing!!

How exciting for you and Duke, Dukey babies :-)

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Sorry to hear of your losses Jayne, a little time out for reflection does us good from time to time.

Great to see you looking so well...and the pigs looking rather too well!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

As always, good to hear from you Jayne, sorry about the losses, and yes,you are looking well - hilarious that the pcas have discovered your island!

Terry said...

Jayne, I'm so sorry that Zonda and Norris have passed away. I completely understand not being in the mood to blog. I hope that you are starting to feel better.

Shirley said...

Looking good on the 'selfie' Jayne! The boys will enjoy 'treasure island' for sure with all that water around. Phoenix is able to put a show on now with his feathers - great. Take care. Shirley & Robbie

Judi B said...

Lovely to read your blog again although, as others have said, sorry to hear about your losses. It's so sad when we lose one and never seems to get any easier. You do look well...must be that Scottish weather?!!!

Looking forward to baby news and great to see Phoenix growing up!

Patou Alpacas said...

Great to see you are back! Hard times but we have to push on through, chin up and onwards!

Andrew said...

Glad you are back in the blogosphere Jayne. I suppose it depends on the spanial, but those piggies look quite a bit larger than the average king Charles ! Great blog.