Saturday, October 15, 2011

Puppy!!! And other such news...

Well this time there is a cute, cuddly excuse for me not updating the blog...I finally got my puppy!

Autumn Hill's Absaroka (aka Abby) came home with me last Sunday, and it has been a whirlwind of a week!  She's still pretty young (9 weeks on Monday), so potty training is a constant battle.  She's also not too fond of eating her food, so I'm trying to come up with something to tempt her.  But she's cute as a button, and very smart!  We've already started training, and she will sit on command and come to me most of the time.  We start puppy class next week, which should be a lot of fun.  Here are some pictures to make you melt...

Checking out Hank, my roommate's dog. 

In other news, my new gelding llama (CNS Mr. T) finally made it home to our farm!  He didn't finish his ALSA Halter Champion at the Noblesville show, but that just means I get to finish it next spring/summer!  He has quickly melded into the herd, and has a new best friend in Ralph.  I can't wait to go home next weekend to start working with him!  We're going to focus on desensitizing, a few obstacles (before it gets too snowy), and ground driving this winter.

T with his new herd.

Strutting his stuff in the pasture.

Look at the lock structure in that fiber!  Can't wait to shear him next year!

I'm also in the process of (finally) updating my Etsy shop with all of the new items that I've made over the past year but didn't sell at the craft fairs this summer.  I bought a glass head from Pier One last week, and just finished my light box this afternoon.  Now all I need is a nice sunny (and dry!) day to go out and take pictures of everything!

I had pictures of the light box, but they won't load...

And one last order of business...would anyone be interested in me writing a short article on doing fecal exams?  I need to test our herd next weekend when I go home, and I'm going to do my best to take pictures of the process.  Hopefully I don't have too many gross "bugs" to show you when I'm done!

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