Sunday, 31 January 2010

Another one gone!

Yes another week has flown by with me spending most of my daylight hours at the day job, intensely irritating!
I now have four days off and yesterday Sue and I were flat out all day.

During the week I picked up the big, shiny, brand spanking new, Patou alpacas transportion device (alright it's a trailer) anyway it was, as I said, big and shiny and being a man I had to look at it from every direction with a silly grin on my face.

I have taken photographs of the alpacas also admiring it in front of the new shed, which they are now visiting frequently. However, I took the photographs on my small, shiny, brand spanking new, Patou alpacas communication device (Blackberry mobile phone). I have just sent the photographs to the laptop and they came out a bit rubbishy in fact not pictures at all just lots of numbers and symbols which is obviously not right. I will be working on the small, shiny object later to rectify this problem.

It has been a big week of discussion this week between Sue and I. We have been talking long and hard about the Futurity. Will we go, who will go? If we do go will we take any alpacas with us etc etc.
It is not a decision we made lightly or easily but we have decided that I will be going and I will be taking Patou Amelie and Patou Penny with me.
Sue and Angus will stay behind to protect the remainder of the Patou family and property from the 'Newfie factor', or Kira as she is known.

As I said it was not an easy decision to make, we looked at all the factors and having previously said we would not be showing at all this year have changed our minds. We will be taking all the precautions that we can and I am looking forward to it.

Today Sue and I will be flat out again, Penny needs halter training so that will start today. Penny is from our 'hair trigger grumpy' line here at Patou. Her mother is the resident spit fountain, Bobby and she is sister to the whirling thing that is Poppy. Halter training should be interesting to say the least.

I have also been promising myself that I would spend a couple of hours with the poo sucker thing out in the field. I am obviously very excited about this and am looking forward to it very much.

The latest news on Van Diemen Qjori of Patou, the fabulous brown male we are importing from Australia, is that he has passed screening (I knew he would) and is now in quarantine in New Zealand. He will be with us hopefully in July and I can't wait to see him here.

Right must go, the sun is shining and I know for a fact that there are some sausages in the fridge with my name on them! Well you can't go to work on an empty stomach can you?

5 comments:

Terry said...

I always enjoy your blog, but how's the new pup doing?

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Good to hear you'll be at the Futurity, look forward to meeting up. We won't be showing for two reasons: I'm doing jury service that week and I can't get out of it, as I deferred it last year, so don't know if I'll be available on the friday - also I think for a beginner, it may be too long a haul for a first show.

Mark said...

I very much look forward to meeting you Dave! Are you staying for the dinner too?
Terry, Kira is settling in well and she is very much loved. We do have a long way to go though!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

I want to know when the Futurity is coming to Scotland !!..sausages in the fridge, under lock and key no doubt from Kira !...I might have a tidy log shed but that's about all !! don't be too envious !!....just be inspired to make one of your own !!!!....jealously gets you no where .....apparently....Jayne

Lucy of Coire Alpacas said...

We can't manage the futurity but we do hope to get there sometime to meet you call. Maybe next year. I agree, Jayne, it should be up here for once!