You may remember about a month ago we took in an old male alpaca that somehow found his way into a slaughter house with some goats and sheep. Being older, slower and a reddish/brown color, we named him RUSTY. The first few day he was here he was rather lethargic. When introduced to our other two (rather rambunctious) males, he seemed to adjust. Franklin, our resident BRAT, still tries to intimidate him but he holds his own. Now that the weather is getting warmer , although as I write this, I see a dusting of snow/sleet on the grass, Rusty ventures out of the barn more often. We do not own a chip reader but will borrow one at sheering time to see if old Rusty is chipped and perhaps we can get some information on him. He’s sweet and halter trained (unlike the BRAT) so someone has worked with him. A little ‘Rust’ adds character to our farm.