There is never a dull moment around here. Never. Ever. Between the goats, sheep, dogs, cat, and alpacas, there's always some sort of surprise going on. Most of the time, it's something that makes me laugh. Imagine waking up in the morning and discovering that Quinn, the alpaca, was on the wrong side of the fence!
I can't even explain how it happened. All the gates were closed and locked. No breech in the fencing. My only guess is that he jumped the fence. What a scary thought. That means he could probably jump the fence any time he wanted to and just leave. However, I do believe I know his motive.
He LOVES the sheep.
Quinn has decided that he is a sheep guardian. Now, alpacas are not known for their guardian abilities but Quinn doesn't know that. He really thinks that the sheep are his own responsibility and he is serious about that. How else can he perform his guard duties except to get right in there with his flock. The sheep look pretty comfortable with him too. I considered mixing them all together except that the gate on the alpaca pen is not sheep-proof. We'd have sheep running all over the neighborhood.
So poor Quinn had to go back to his side of the fencing. I saw him laying out there today, with the sheep directly across from him on the other side of the fence.
Looks like we'll have to ask Farmer Ken to work his magic and come up with a way to make the gate sheep-proof. Otherwise, I have a feeling that Houdini will strike again!