Saturday, May 17, 2014


I am beat.

Yesterday was a very busy and exhausting day…  the vet came out for the Boys’ yearly checkup and to take care of ‘stuff’ that needed doing.

Three of the boys – Allbus, Merllin and Olliver – were all gelded.  They are all at the right age (you’re not supposed to have it done when they are too young, as it affects their growth) and I could see signs of the hormones emerging.  While it kind of fun to watch them wrestle, it’s easy to see how things can get out of hand and someone getting hurt.  It’s all fun and games until someone loses an ear (or a testicle – I’d rather the vet take care of that)…

While I am not one that enjoys watching the shows on TV that show surgeries (ick!), it was kind of interesting to see how the gelding was done.  It wasn’t as gross and bloody as I had imagined it to be, but at the same time I didn’t really want to take pictures of the procedure either  rolleyes

It was kind of funny seeing them knocked out and laying all over each other…  In this picture, Merllin was just waking up:


I love how Olliver made sure he passed out on his best friend  laugh


Merllin is like “Who are YOU?  And what the hell just happened???”:


While these guys were knocked out, they got their worming shots and I was able to touch up their nails - their nails looked pretty good from before, but I was able to give them more professional looking manis and pedis  smile


Allbus and Dalai both had their fighting teeth removed.  Allbus only had two come in so far, but Dalai had all six

As boy llamas get older, their fighting teeth grow in – see how they are hooked towards the inside of their mouth?  It’s easy to see that if an ear or testicle gets grabbed when wrestling, how ‘parts’ can get ripped to shreds  - which I suppose is the whole purpose of them  blink




Basically, the teeth get filed down to the gum line.  They will grow back and they need to filed down every bunch of years.  Even though they were knocked out, it did not look like a pleasant experience.  But then again, I’ve always hated going to the dentist…


All done!




Indiana was always very watchful of ‘HIS’ herd and even tho’ he can be a brat sometimes, it was so sweet to watch him checking up on Dalai to make sure he was OK


Even today, when I gave everyone extra treats to help ease their hurt, Indiana was very respectful and did not try to steal anybody else’s treats.  I am so proud of him  heart


Everyone got their yearly rabies vaccine and now I am just waiting for the results of their fecal samples…

Out of everyone, Indiana had it the easiest – he just needed his rabies shot.  Allbus had it the worst – he had everything done… poor guy   sad 03

Everyone seems to be doing well – although it looks like Dalai is feeling the worst of the bunch.  I’m not sure if it’s because his teeth are really hurting or his ego…  But that being said, no one is really doing much moving around today – including me laugh