Suddenly on a quiet afternoon The extremely loud doorbell rang out. 3 Dogs Barking and going crazy. I went to the door, where the neighbour was standing outside. Stephen said to me Do you know the Llamas have escaped from the paddock. I said no. He said they are headed up the hill to the woods. I quickly laced up my boots and set off up the hill. (very steep)
What to do, Shall I lasso them and hope they don’t drag me up or down the hill?
The farther I climbed the hill the more they ran up the hill. Darkness was creeping into the highlands.
I had a bucket of Llama treats with me BUT they were not interested. DARKNESS Fell. I came back down and decided that Daybreak would be better for my search. Next morning 0515 I look from the bedroom window no Llamas. Getting dressed boots on I once again headed up the hill. I climbed a 1/2 Kilometer with no sightings. So I decided to Stop, stand still with treats in my hand. Yahoo after about 10 minutes 2 of them peeked from the tree line. I held their treats out and slowly 2 came to eat from my hand, Killarney and Rocco. Dennis stayed in the trees. I walked back down the hill slowly giving the 2 a wee treat as I led them back to the gate. Safely corralled in the pasture. I saw Dennis. I held my hand out he spat at me. I spat back (as it says in the Llama handlers book) He scarpered off about 10-15 paces turned and looked at me. I held my hand out and he approached. I stepped out of the gate as he passed through. WHEW Wipe my brow 3 renegades captured. Ah the life of a House sitter.
No the title does not say Hip Hop. Isla was due for a double Hip Op. This was our main motivation for weight loss, Isla had to lose 5Kg which she succeeded with…YAHOOOO all those 5 mile walks did the trick plus the fact she had no treats other than carrots. The op was successful but ( there is always a but) she had a broken femur during the operation. Sadly she is still in the ICU at the Vet hospital. I will be picking her up on Friday if all goes well. Here are a few pics of our 5 milers over the past few weeks.
The exercise / walks really paid off. But as is the norm with Females Isla wanted a hairdo Cut and Blow dry before entering the hospital here are before and after the doggy spa. With Nicola proud animal lover.
So the story thus far Isla lost her 5Kg Today I weighed in at 127.3 Kg Yahoooo keep on going S E L F .