It is a wonderful feeling to see the lighter sides to life. As I walk out the front door each morning, it is time to do the daily chores. Each day usually is the same routine. Feed the Horse, Alpacas and Geese first. Next, the boys around the corner. The "boys" are the 2 male Alpacas in the shed next door to the "girls" ( 5 Alpacas and Ruthy the Llama). After the boys comes the rabbits and so on. Chickens are last. They seem to be the worst dinner guests, always eating everyones food.
When we fill the buckets each morning with chicken feed, Annabelle the goat is right there to eat as much as she can. Here is where the comedy starts. Our little Chinese Crested Powderpuff (she has hair and lots of it) desides to not let Annabelle eat. Anabelle is a 60lb goat that fears the sight of the little 15lb dog. This is where the chase begins. Anabelle is running fast, but little Madi (the dog) is right on her heels. The chase is the funniest thing I have ever seen. The goat can't get to the barn fast enough. Madi is never mean, just the guardian of the feed.
Another sight that often makes me laugh is in the evening time. This is the time the juvenile Alpacas decide it is play time. They chase each other round and round. It usually lasts for at least a half hour. I just sit back and think to myself "what a wonderful place this is". Everyone is happy and things couldn't be better. Chores are hard, but seeing the animals being able to play brings a tear of joy and laughter to my soul. Laughter truly is the thing that keeps us going.