I had four shearing clients over the weekend. This was my first time having multiple clients in the same day. I am happy to say I was on time for all of my clients. But now I certainly understand why the utility folks will only give appointment windows rather than specific times since both of my afternoon clients took longer than expected.
One of my clients was a family not too far from our house. They have only one alpaca who was given to them after his best alpaca buddy was killed by a coyote. So he was an only alpaca who had not had any grooming for at least two years. The family got him a donkey (who was also a rescue) for a best friend. And the two of them are very much besties. When we brought Graham out for shearing, the donkey brayed for his friend. I could not stop laughing until he finally decided we were not hurting Graham and went on to do whatever donkeys do.
We then got Graham ready for shearing and the mom started joking with the daughters about how I could give him a poodle cut... well, next thing I know they decided he needed a Mohawk and their mom agreed.
|photo courtesy of Graham's family|
Have a great Fiber Arts Friday!