|Tegan - wiggly!|
|The good boys|
Then the games began...the three cria were up first, they all needed their 5in1 booster and their AD&E. Husband had all the injections ready, so we just had to hold the girls for him. Tegan was first and she was a pain, she kept trying to spring away whilst 15y.o son held her and I had her head in bracelet hold. She ended up laying on her side and wiggling until Husband could hold a spot still and jab her. What a pain! Next was Poppy...once we caught her she gave a little spit (copying her Mum!), but she was still and humming to her Mum whilst we injected her. Melony was perfect, little cutie, and stood still without a sound...I wish the same could be said of the behaviour of the Mum's!!
|all done without a peep!|
KayJay was better, but Lucky did a few laps before we could get a good grip on her. By then, the Eau De 'Paca was in my hair, eyes and in the air everywhere. Vodka, Allie and Malibu had to wait until last as they all needed a toenail or eight cut back.
We decided to go with the worst first...Vodka. She is easier to grab but spits A LOT! She kushed and then spat over and over again until 15y.old put a loose, long sock over her nose. This stopped her spitting and as I held her I tried to 'talk her down' whilst ensuring her breathing was ok. Poor Vodka, she was a rescue Alpaca, and has had no halter training. She gets really stressed, and we try to complete the tasks as quickly as possible and release her.
Lastly it was Boo (Malibu)...like Vodka is a rescue animal and has never been handled prior to us taking her...she screamed and whinnied and spat all over us with the whites of her eyes showing. EEEEwwww...but poor girl...she only needed her jab and two nails cutting then ALL DONE!!