The sun is shining, I am not at work and I have had too much coffee this morning. WOO HOO COME ON WORLD GIVE ME EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEE JIBJIBJIBLETS WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Perhaps not a good state to be in to write a blog, I feel like I have electricity running through my veins and have goosed Sue way too many times today. She's now gone out to lunch with a friend to escape so I am jabbering away to myself and the dogs. I have been bouncing around talking in tongues all morning and know that later on when the caffeine runs out I will be slumped in a chair staring at the wall gently dribbling like normal. Anyway enough about me what about our new trailer!
I mentioned last week that my DIY livery kit had arrived. I have now finished applying it. It has been an immense effort to hold back and not rush it. I have had a few mini tantrums along the way and this morning I was so cold my fingers went numb but I think it has all been worth it. I think you will agree that no one will have any doubt as to when the mighty Patou are in town in future!
On the door side we have (from left to right), Moselle (now a member of the mighty Amiryck herd), Reggie and Alacazam (both now adorning a lovely field in Hampshire), Dee and Amelie grazing and Amelie again, as she's lovely.
On the other side we have the same again together with Barney when he was a cria.
He is in the same lovely field with Al and Reggie in Hampshire now. I don't know why I'm telling you all this, it means nothing, it is irrelevant. Oh, oh, I know why, because it's my blog and I can write what I like! Yooo Hooooooooo weeeeee!!!!!! Sorry, caffeine is still cursing through my veins like the Limpopo river in full flood. Deep breath people, deep breath......and relax.
On the back is Van Diemen Qjori of Patou, our fabulous brown boy who is currently in quarantine in New Zealand. He will be here in July and will be used straight away when he gets here. He is an absolute cracker, believe me.
I had to move some stuff from the shed this morning so took the trailer into the field. The reaction of the herd was quite extraordinary. Firstly, they mobbed me at the gate and then they chased me down the hill to the shed.
If you look carefully at the above picture you can see Amelie and Penny at the back both completely airborne as they skippedy dooed down the hill. I have rarely seen the herd so excited.
They then surrounded me and were very interested in the photographs on the trailer. They have seen and indeed been in the trailer before but have never reacted like this before. Millie stared at her own image for some time and sniffed it very carefully. Could she recognise herself? No of course not, she's never seen herself, surely?
What had me in absolute stitches though, was Penny. As the rest of the herd marvelled at the transformed trailer she stood there and motionlessly stared at me. It was almost as if she was saying 'Uh hum, I don't appear to see myself on the trailer, photograph me immediately and make it so!'
For anyone looking from afar it may have looked a bit strange. A herd of alpacas mobbing a trailer, apart from one standing slightly apart, staring at a human who appeared to be wetting himself with laughter. I tell you I couldn't stop (the coffee was obviously a factor) I laughed so much I nearly fell over. It hurt.