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"sdra...@gmail.com" <sdra...@gmail.com> wrote in
> I hope you didn't lose them to dogs. It's a problem often solvedyes, idiot neighbor has a pair of really nasty Labs (one black & one
> by shotgun or rifle. We have a neighbor who had (past tense) two
> dogs that would cross the street and chase another neighbor's
> pregnant cows. After several warnings, the cows started calving
> and the farmer shot the dogs. I don't blame him, he was right to
> protect his livestock.
yellow). the *first* time i met them they were in my driveway. as
soon as i walked out the door, their heads went down, the hackles
went up, they got stiff-legged, snarling & started staring... i went
right back inside.
i do lose a couple chickens to a fox every so often, and i accept
that is my fault for free ranging them, but at least the fox eats the
chickens. the dogs just kill them.they got into the coop during the
the llama was Junifer, who was 20, but had just been seen by the vet
for her vaxs and pronounced "amazingly healthy" for her age. in fact
the vet was wondering if i had her age wrong. a week later she was
dead. yup, the dogs.
and they were in the pasture again a couple weeks ago. i heard them,
& went out, but it was rainy & moonless. i did see the yellow lab,
but too far for a clear shot. couldn't see the black one at all.
since Juni died neither the goats or Sally go very far from the
barn. they only go out for a very short time each day unless i force
them out & shut the door. they still just hang out under the loafing
area. they don't go the other shed or over the hill at all anymore.
my son wants sheep, but not until the dogs are taken care of. he'd
be devastated if his lambs were killed.
> On a brighter note, at the NC show this past weekend, Susan G'si wish we had more llama/alpaca shows up here. i'm debating looking
> adult female took a grand and her yearling took a reserve. Susan
> S has my Count and is having a ball with him. He won the driving
> championship and placed nicely in performance in a tough class. I
> don't know how many llamas were at the show, I do know that they
> filled all the stalls allotted to them.
for some rescue alpacas to keep Sally company. she has the goats, but
they're 10 years old & Sally is 15. she'll outlive them...
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