Thursday, 9 September 2010

This is what I'm talking about!

On Monday of this week, the best shearer I know, who also happens to be my buddy, fired up his shearing equipment and took Qjori's fleece off.
Since then Sue and I have been waiting for the rain to clear and the sun to shine when we have both been at home. This evening at 6pm our moment arrived. Qjori was haltered (he is the gentlest, calmest, most wonderful alpaca) and the trusty Canon was unleashed in the top paddock.
Our boy posed like the Champion that he is. He is simply beautiful (in a manly sort of way you understand!)

As I have said we could not be more happy with Qjori. His breeders, Bob and Diane Hey, way downunder in Tasmania, can and should, be very proud of him.
He will, I have no doubt, go on to be a superstar here in the UK.

Ok. Have I gone on enough yet? No? I could go on about him all day if you like?
Sadly I have chores to do as I am away for the weekend.
Before his supersoft fleece was removed Tim and I took a few snaps.

I think you will agree he looks pretty damn good to me!
How bright is that!

I will be away from the blog for a few days now. Tomorrow morning I head off with seven old school chums (yes seven!) for a weekend in Snowdonia.
It could get a little messy.


Rosemary said...

He looks fantastic, lovely fleece. No wonder you are so excited about him!
Great shearing!

Lucy @ Coire Alpacas said...

Lovely fleece! Is he the same shade as Clump? They look similar. I recognise these hands!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Glad he's settled in and not let the journey upset him, look forward to meeting him.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Qjori's fleece looks....fab ! sun glasses Required !!.. Now remember to take those emergency supplies...for your weekend away. How can you tare yourself away..I bet you are packing him in your suitcase !!......Jayne

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Beautiful fleece...fabulous colour...hope you play hard for that hangover!

Nick Hey said...

Thought he looked familiar