Sunday, 24 February 2013

N n n n n n nineteen!

 ************WARNING  - THIS BLOG CONTAINS EXPLICIT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALPACA POOP ****************

Yesterday it had been decided that I would not weigh Tsar. It did seem like sound advice so to make sure that I couldn't be tempted I hid the scales. Unfortunately I hadn't hidden them very well so within minutes I had found them again. Luckily I had enough will power on-board not to weigh Tsar so I hid them again, although this time I hid them really well. Unfortunately I thought very hard for a few minutes and eventually retraced my steps until I had at last found them again. This couldn't go on though so I put them back in their box and filled my day with other stuff until it was too late to weigh him.

So this morning I was very impatient to get out there and weigh the little monkey. I was not disappointed. When I weigh Tsar I always have a little chat with him, this morning was no different and as I put him in the weighing sling I reminded him that I was expecting him to be up near the 18 kilo mark (his last weight two days ago was 17.40kg).

Once he was in the sling I picked him up with my left hand as I steadied the scales (hanging from one of the shed roof beams) with my right hand. I could immediately tell that he was heavier than the last time I had weighed him but I was not expecting what the scales read. 19.05 kilos!! That is an incredible weight gain of 1.65kg in the last 48 hours!

Now I know that he simply can not have put on that amount of weight in condition, could he? I also know that he couldn't be full of over a kilo and a half of poop. We have seen poop, so he is pooping. I have felt him this morning and he is definitely meatier, he has regained some condition, he is definitely getting better, he  is definitely improving. He is now heavier than he has been since the beginning of December.

Not only that but check out this photograph taken by Sue this morning. That is definitely a bean on top! That is the firmest poop he has had for almost two months!


And here is the little fellow this morning, looking much more like a healthy little alpaca.


9 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Fab news!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Glad to hear it!

Lucy said...

Great news x

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Excellent news ... we are all waiting for the multi-beans ... and what a brilliant leap into NN 19 !! ..Jayne

Judi B said...

We think that the spring balance cria scales sometimes give iffy readings as it's difficult to get the littlies to stop wriggling...even if you ask them nicely and promise treats if they do! We often double check an iffy figure by weighing ourselves on the bathroom scales and then with the cria!

Bev said...

What a lovely poo

Andrew said...

Glad things are firming up. You will soon be on solid ground.

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

I've been away from the PC but was thinking of you and Tsar. And am very happy to see a photo of nice normal poo. ha ha, never thought I'd be saying that .... Really pleased at his weight gain, and for all of you. Minerva ~

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