Wednesday 6 October 2010

Tragic Labrador accident!

Right, before you read that headline and start reaching for the tissues, calm down, calm down, calm down dear, it's only me being silly. Josh the mad chocolate Labrador is fine. More on that after the latest up to the minute, hot off the press alpaca news.......

The news is that there is no news. There is nothing going on. Everyone who is supposed to be pregnant, is pregnant. The herd munches grass and hay all day and is pooping, a lot. All alpacas are doing well, absolutely nothing to report, zippo, nada, not a sausage.

So I thought for this blog I would focus on some of the other species living in Patouland.

First though, bearing in mind that this is an alpaca blog I give you a picture. A picture of a smashing little brown fellow who's name escapes me at the moment.......................begins with R.................................. has a long name if I remember correctly.......................................... Oh yes that's it! It's Patou Roger 'The Popham Basher' Resilient, quite simply the neatest looking, grooviest, fabbest little alpaca I have ever seen!

Woohooo go Roger the dodger! Just look at him! Just look at him! (Yes, folks I have recently had a strong cup of coffee and am 'fizzing' a bit at the moment). BUT JUST LOOK AT HIM!!!!!

Anyway back to this tragic Labrador accident. As you may know we have two dogs, Josh, three year old chocolate Labrador and Kira, 16 month old Newfoundland. They are inseparable and play fight all the time, now however, Kira's bulk is starting to take effect. Her considerable size and power is slightly starting to overwhelm Josh who literally gets run over on a daily basis as the following pictures illustrate.

Firstly, Kira closes in for 'the kill'.

Then when close enough she pounces, and Josh is 'run over'.

He tries a sneaky, lower leg retaliatory nip.

But this just invites a trampling on.

There is then usually a bit more general 'roughing up' before Josh is allowed up and the whole thing starts again.

Next time, if there is still no more alpaca news, it may be time for the cats Belle and Sebastian to get a mention!


Unknown said...

With a tag line...You don't have to be big to be you think that you have the correct size my Yorkie...!:))

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Roger is looking very handsome, nice to see that he is doing so well now after his ordeal after shearing.....Kira looks like a girl 'very much on top' !!..poor loosing an ever growing battle by the looks of things !!....Jayne

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Confiscate the cat-apult Mark!

Patou Alpacas said...

Sorry Dave, catapault??

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

I was referring to your last sentence in the blog - i.e avoiding cat headlines. A pun that got lost in the ether!

Mesa Injury said...

Honestly, the title scared me. I'm quite relieved they are both fine. They are beautiful!