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Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Breakthrough with Ivy....

What a wonderful Christmas present for me!

We have had our alpacas for going on 2 months now.  We have been able to get close to both of the crias - Zinnia and Cosmo.  We however, have not been able to really "touch" the mommies.  They would pull away whenever we tried - Sunflower kicks out at us and Ivy runs.

When we have been giving them their grain my husband and I would try to sneak a touch on Sunflower or Ivy's backs.  Well, to my surprise, this morning when I tried to touch Ivy she did back up but came right back to the feed.  I again tried to rub her back and she stayed a little longer before moving away.  The third time I tried she stayed and let me.  When she finished the grain in her feeder she came up to me because I still had the scoop in my hand.  She was getting a "special" treat from the scoop and with that she let me rub her neck the whole time.  I guess since I was letting her have a "treat" she decided to finally let me have one.

I just love surprises like that!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful surprise. Now if Sunflower would just cooperate.........