Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mariah Hill Alpacas & Exports: Quarantine extensions

Mariah Hill Alpacas & Exports: Quarantine extensions

Quarantine extensions

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Mariah Hill now can export Sheep, goats, Cattle and Buffalo, from the quarantine facility in Nar Nar Goon to Tullamarine by air, as well as alpaca, & Lama.
From a small beginning, we are now one of the most reconised exporters in Victoria.

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Jesse is now home from Hospital

(This is the famous Ronald McDonald statue at the Royal CHildrens Hospital)

How sad to see our beautiful 7 week old grandson in hospital,
but things did not seem to be going right.
The Royal Childrens Hospital, in Melbourne, is one of the best in the world.
The help My daughter Lauren received, advice, and assistance was second to none.
I was in everyday through that horrible city traffic, but making sure that all was right, and giving her a break.
He is now home and contented, and now putting on weight.
Thanks to all those at the Royal Childrens Hospital.
I would like to say he was in hospital over easter with the Good Friday apeal, and stars of Australias Home and Away, some other stars, all gave their time, and said hello to all patients, big and small.
Jesse got to meet Ronald McDonald in person.
Lauren said he was about 8 ft tall, or seemed that high, and little Jesse's eyes widened as if to say, what is that.
Ronald McDonald, asked Lauren how old he was, and she said he will be 8 weeks on Saturday, so Ronald McDonald sang Happy *th week Birthday to you, and at the end he said.
The world is a btter place Jesse for having you in ti.
It was really great for these people to donate their time, to raise money for the hospital.
Thank you, and I agree, The world is a better place with little jesse.

The passing of an ERA

It was a sad easter this year, as our other original Peruvian import Stud Male, Cristiano was euthanaised as he was just too old.
He still was seen mating until two days prior to his passing, and he was looking good, then One day, he just did not want to live, he was depressed, he had been showing signs of old age for a while, but he just did not want to do anything.
Was not interested in anything at all, and so we placed him in a holding area close to the house so we can keep watch of him.
We thought he would fade in his own time, but Elyse especially could not sit and see him just fade.
It was decided to euthanaise him, as he could have probably just gone on for a couple of days, and he was not interested in eating or anything.
He did make around 19.5 years old, which we think is a good innings, and our vet when he came, said we had made the right dicision.
Cristiano, weas imported in 1995 from the Alianza Old Peruvian group, in the first Jolimont Peruvian shipment to arrive in Australia.
Cristiano, progeny are around the world, and we are proud to say he has been a huge influence on our breeding along with the other stud males, Stefano, Patche', and Vallon, for our consistancy in ultrafine, dense and highly lustrious fleeces.
The Stefano / Cristiano crosses were reconised as a great combination, producing high frequency, highly lustrious fleeces.
His progency were the first reconised fleeces to measure the highest primary to secondary ratio, (SRS talk), and this record was kept for many years (tested through the mountains of Peru, chile, and also through Europe and Australia, when this record was first announced approx 1998) until the past couple of years.
We are so proud to carry his genetics, and have males sired by him to carry on his name.
Thanks Cristiano for your friendship, and all the babies you produced us, the champions you sired, and the future champions carrying your genetics.
A beautiful spot was dug by Elyse herself, with the help of Leesa, Andrew's fiance, he has a beautiful resting spot beside your friend Stefano, with a beautiful plant to mark your special place.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jesse in Royal Childrens Hospital

The first 7 weeks has not been easy for Jesse, he is so beautiful, but he has had pain in his stomach, and cries often, we have been under the chidrens hospital, but he had not been gaining enough weight, and so they have admitted him, to run some tests, and try to find what is causing his problems.
Our heart goes out for our little grandson, as i had to hold him down, whilst they tries to collect blood and put a drip in his little hand.
Poor little thing, but the care and experts at this hospital, are the best.