Saturday, 2 March 2013

The release!

Today was a momentous day. This morning I weighed Tsar and he had put on weight again topping out at 21.45 kilos. I must point out that 2 months ago he weighed a little over 15 kilos and couldn't walk very far without stumbling and falling over, his fleece was coming out in clumps and  the world was pouring out of his bottom. This morning he was a very different animal.

It was also a momentous day for Thor (God of Thunder) who has been Tsars 'cell mate', for the last two months. Thor has been an absolute star and I love him to pieces for the part he has played in Tsars treatment. They have both become very friendly, adorable little alpacas and Sue and I are absolutely in love with both of them. I know that sounds soppy but I don't care.

So to this morning.
We had discussed releasing Tsar and Thor and when I went over this morning I was thinking maybe this afternoon. But, when I weighed Tsar he had put on 800 grams and was the liveliest that he had been. They were both looking so vibrant and full of beans that I just couldn't help myself. I opened the gate and ushered them out! It then dawned on me that Sue might like to be part of this important moment. I paused as my life briefly flashed before me. As I watched Tsar and Thor charging off into the distance skipping sideways and leaping into the air I fumbled for my phone to ring home.

The words "I've let them out" didn't exactly land easily. Sue ran to the window and was enthusing as she watched the two boys darting this way and that as they explored their new found freedom and then she said "You should be filming it you idiot". I hung up. About two minutes later I had figured out how to record a video on my phone (come on I am nearly 50!)


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Good news!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Ah ... great news and great to see them out and playing ! Here's hoping things continuew to improve from now on.....Jayne

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Judi B said...

Great news! Poor Thor, he must be sooo glad to have his liberty at last...I can imagine the "conversations" between them..including:
Thor:"Right chap, you owe me big time after all that!"
Tsar: "Yeh, whatever....OK you can have my carrot ration for a week but just don't keep on about it!"

Bev said...

WOW! What a turn around, well done guys.

Victoria said...

This is cool!