A recent visit with Eleanor and her family was a remarkable one. This young lady gently tamed the timid alpacas, who were literally 'eating out of her hand' in a few patient moments. she quietly earned their trust and well.... her smile says it all. This makes hosting so worthwhile. I love seeing the silent communication with the animals as they intuitively know when it's safe. Ellie and her brother, Owen became trusted caregivers in no time. Thank you Ellie and Owen and come again soon.
It's shearing time....
When bad ass Stacie Payne showed up to shear my new alpacas I had no idea what to expect. Stacie and her team expertly captured my 2 old girls and got them sheared in record time. The process was fascinating and they showed incredible expertise and care of my animals. on an especially warm day, they got to work and the precious fleece was shorn and gathered. I only regretted that I/ didn't have more time to get to know the crew and Stacie. It was an incredible experience and I'm sort of looking forward to next year. Of course the night fell with unseasonable cold temperatures. We quickly turned 2 fleece blankets into makeshift blankets for the newly shorn alpacas so they wouldn't get cold without their fleece. What an experience. Thank you Stacie!
It's never a dull day at the Kitty Hotel. Springtime means new arrivals & births, eggs hatching, coats shedding and seasonal preparation for summer or winter. Fall brings harvest, canning and winter prepration. We are always entertained by our many animal friends.