Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Buzz the Fuzz

I haven't been out to see Thelma and Louise yet but my son and daughter are working hard at taming them. They are still shy but I hear there is progress being made. At first, they stood a distance away from us. Now, my son tells me he can hand feed them. I suggested using both hands and working towards touching their faces as he feeds them. This way, they will be more accepting when we start haltering them. Pictures are courtesy of my mom. I have to laugh at the little doorway on the house. Those are old doghouses for my pair of German Shorthair Pointers that died in 2009. Methinks they need to be moved out of the pen. The alpacas certainly aren't going to be using them.



I need to find a shearer soon, before it gets too hot for them. I can't wait to run my fingers through all that fleece. And begin my new project- wet felting. More on that, later.



Buzz the Fuzz - song: Buzz the Fuzz, artist: David Bowie

7 comments:

Shirley said...

It will be interesting to see your new project; have you decided yet what you will make? Which Alpaca is which, name wise?

Dreaming said...

It does look like trust is being established.
Carson, at 7MSN Ranch (http://www.the7msnranch.com/) used a stuffed glove on a stick to get her wild burros used to being touched.

Breathe said...

Wet felting? That sounds... mushy!

Glad they are coming around.

fernvalley01 said...

Looks like they are coming arond , slow and steady .You might want to contact Charles City Cat of Hummingbird Hill
I realise she is not close by but she may have a connection to someone more local

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Maybe you can teach me wet felting. I've got bags of llama and angora fleece just waiting to be spun and worked on.

~Lisa

juliette said...

They sure are cute - good names!

achieve1dream said...

They are so cute! It can be frustrating taming down shy animals, but when you finally gain their trust it is so awesome! My donkey is getting much better but we still have a long way to go. I think getting him gelded would help a lot with taming, but I just can't afford it until my husband is working again.