After a while in the field, another Alpaca owner arrived, Genie Reaume from Beneath the Sun Alpacas, from the Niagara region. She saw the puppies and, of course, fell in love too, but she was unsure if she wanted a puppy at the moment.
We stayed out in the field a bit more, and continued to observe the puppies. We saw Mayo in action as she protected the puppies from any Alpaca she thought got too close, and even watched as she sped off to the far top corner of the field once, when a truck had stopped on the side of the road. She waited for the truck to start up, then ran beside the fence line, until she was satisfied that it was moving along.
Jean selected the curly puppy for herself, and after a few phone calls Genie selected the “lanky” girl for herself. We headed to the house to do paperwork and enjoy warm brownies and tea/coffee over conversation about Kuvasz and Alpacas.
Judy and I felt some of the products made from Alpaca yarn, and we were so surprised to discover that it is one of the softest, warmest, and nicest materials to make pieces of clothing out of. We were very happy to place a total of three puppies -the third with Yvette and Noel (Camelot Farms Alpacas)- that day within the Alpaca community, and we are thrilled to see the Kuvasz in working homes that are quite perfect for this breed’s amazing talents.
My suggestion to all of you over these next few cold months is to get an Alpaca sweater, put it on, and cuddle up with your Kuvasz. Please visit www.alpacacentral.ca