Our original four boys came from Ardo Alpacas in Aberdeenshire. We are not alpaca breeders and have our boys purely as pets. Our experience is that you don't need to be a breeder and that a 'batchelor herd' can give much pleasure to the owner. We have 5 acres including our big garden and grazing for the boys, 15 miles north of Inverness, Scotland. I spin, knit, felt and crochet with the fleece from the boys.


Just a reminder that clicking on (most) of the photos will show them greatly enlarged.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

A difficult week for Fergus.

Fergus has had a struggle getting around during this week following his sprain injury received nine days ago. His pals Fyta and Faro have stayed close to him clearly realising that something is wrong because he has spent most of his time in the field shelter.
Fergus at the rear with a handful of grass for him to chew, which Fyta occasionally steals!  Fergus is able to get up and go to the toilet but is still limping badly.  After the first couple of days when he was quite shocked after his accident he has gradually become more alert and has been interacting with his pals.
Faro is aware that all is not well at present with Fergus and stays close-by watching everything that the humans are up to in the paddock.
Today Fergus has been much more active and followed his pals into an adjoining paddock.  This is the furthest he has walked in over a week so we take that as a positive sign that he is getting stronger.
Here is the wounded soldier today, bless him, no doubt wondering why he cannot walk without limping.  Hopefully the days ahead will see an improvement.
Faro (left) and Fyta, Fergus's two buddies who will be pleased to see him return to fitness again soon.
And finally............. one advantage of getting up extra early to check on Fergus in the field shelter is that there is always wildlife around.  This Roe Deer is a frequent visitor to the garden, making the Gardener even more Grumpy!

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