|Granddad Pat taking Hamish for a walk|
|Ferry - travels between Melbourne and Devonport|
|Granddad mowing our (very) dry paddock|
|Cataract Gorge Launceston|
|Chairlift - Cataract Gorge Launceston|
|Mt Ben Lomond|
|City Park & 'Thomas'|
|Leaning Church Vineyard|
|Platypus & Echidna House - Beauty Point|
|Steam Fest - Sheffield|
Unfortunately I couldn't get photos of us doing the manicures - it was a case of 'all hands'...suffice to say that I have learnt that each Alpaca will react differently. In most cases the Alpaca's have cushed, and we have had to cut their nails whilst in cush. Vodka cried and sobbed through the whole procedure after taking careful aim and covering me with spit (before I could get her in the bracelet hold). Our stud, Eclipse, was the worst! A show male, walks beautifully on a halter, is well-known as a kicker. Trying to catch a back leg is impossible and could lead to injury, trying to pick up a front leg means getting kicked by the back leg (he hunches his body and kicks around and forward). We ended up getting him to the floor and completing the task quickly whilst he SCREAMED like a girl!!!
Happily, that's all for the toenails for now, the other's will need doing in a couple of months.