Friday 16 March 2012

Happy birthday Ursula

I can't believe Ursula is 5 today, happy birthday Ursh!

Paul fell in love with Ursula when we went to look at some girls who had just come in from Chile.  I had my eye on a grey girl (Kate) but Paul loved this big buddle of fluff named Ursula who was born in quarintine to Mary.  We ended up coming away having purchased Kate and Mary and little Ursula.

Urusla was three and a half months old when she arrived and was full of mischief, here is is a few days after she arrived looking like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth; don't be fooled!

We hadn't even had her 48 hours when she tried to strangle herself.  We didn't have many alpacas back then and stored some hay in the girls shelter and somehow, even to this day I haven't worked out how, Urusla managed to get her head inside the baler twine on a full bale of hay!  So when I went out to feed I found her attached to the bales looking all confused.  Thankfully she was none the worse for her ordeal and certainly didn't learn from it.

She would steal your hat, pinch the food tub or anything else you happened to leave unattended for more than a few minutes.  She is still partial to walking off with your gloves, a trait she passed on to her son Pearson.

She has to be one of our nosest alpacas and even now mature and pregnant thinks nothing to charging half way across the field to stick her nose into whatever you are doing.

Her first cria Pearson (sired by Golden Guinea) is just as friendly as his mum, he has actually been sold and will be heading off to Scotland soon.  She is currently pregnant to Gianmarco's Masterpeice (white) so it will be interesting to see what colour she produces this year.

These final two photo's were taken at Ursula's birthday party this morning shortly after her turnip and carrot treat (which she had to share with her mum Mary).


oak haven alpacas said...

I love the alpacas with true personalities :)


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Happy B'day Ursula ....from one B'day girl to another .....sounds like Ursulas a real character ......Jayne