Thursday, December 6, 2007

Boys Will (no longer) Be Boys

NS Orion (Slammy), NS Pollux (Luxy), and Gunsmoke (Gunny)These are not happy boys this afternoon, in fact, they are not truly boys any longer. That is - their chances of ever being daddies are gone.... Yep, Russ, our vet, arrived at nine to do the dasterly deed. Dear friend Beth (thanks, woman) assisted Russ at the business end and I (wimp that I am) sat on the ground holding their heads. It was about 15 degrees in the barn and Russ was sorry that he said we could do it here. My original intent was to take them to the clinic but this worked out great. This picture was taken about three hours after the neutering and, as you can see, they are up and doing fine. A little subdued, but eating and doing their bodily functions like they should.
While Russ was here, he did ultrasounds on the four girls. We think they are all pregnant but he drew blood on Sonata for a Progesterone reading cause he wasn't positive. If she is pregnant, she is due next September. The other three, Ariana, Lady Belita, and Celeste are due in June and July.
Imagine four little cria running around here next year. I will probably bore you with tons of pictures and bragging.

8 comments:

HobbyZu said...

Oh they are too cute! :-) I'm glad they're feeling okay. I thought you were going to breed them. Guess not huh. Lol ;-)

isis said...

Maple why did you do that to them. They can't have more baby's.

isis

heather t said...

Aw, poor baby boys. Oh well. Neat about the four mommies. I can't wait to see baby 'paca pics!

Gina said...

Awww, noooo! Poor little gunny baby! His fiber is FANTASTIC!!!! I carry it around with me to my son's sporting events while I work on my creations and everyone without fail MARVELS at the incredible softness of it!! It's so perfect for almost everything I do. I hope he and his friends heal up fast. My llama boys healed up really fast. All the camelids seem to be pretty hardy although they look so delicate and sweet.

Marianne said...

Ooh I feel sorry for you guys !
But I'm happy for the girls, hope they all will be mama's to healthy little cria !

flutterbyblue said...

Oh! I can't wait to see photos of the little cria next year! Hope the boys' recovery goes smoothly!

femputer said...

Aw, poor boys! But your post title is funny.

karabu said...

Boys are tough - I'm sure they'll be fine.
Can't wait for baby pictures!!

Map