Friday, November 1, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: The Answer is Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog

I am a member of an Alpaca forum called Paca This on Facebook.

They recently reached 2000 members and had a Trivia Extravaganza to celebrate.

I was lucky enough to be the first to figure out the answer to this question...

What breed of Livestock Guardian Dog pictured here watches over the 'boys' at The AlpacaRosa?

Photo Credit: Don and Carolyn Marquette
This handsome fella is a Romanian Mioritic Shepherd Dog.  A rare breed in the US, but a bona fide Livestock Guardian Dog.  He sure looks like a happy guy.

He protects the boy alpacas at The AlpacaRosa in Ohio.

I won a skein of handspun alpaca yarn and a Bungee Bite Block to use during shearing season next year.

I repeat, this 3-ply yarn is "handspun."  I must say to the spinner that I am very impressed and these 200 yards will be put to good use.  :-)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!


Natalie said...

Lucky girl. That is some gorgeous fiber.

Carol said...

Lovely yarn and color - will look forward to seeing what you make with it.

Spinster Beth said...

I would never have guessed that! And my, that *is* a happy doggie!

WonderWhyGal said...

That yarn looks lovely and knitting with someone else's hhandspun is always a treat.

Cathy said...

Well done! That little fella looks too cute to be a guard dog ;) Love that handspun!

Andria said...

Oooooh, fun stuff! That yarn looks delish!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Congratulations! Yummy hand spun.118i