Vicky is a 1 1/2 yr old who has been with the sheep on Val and Les' farm, so hopefully she will acclimatize to our herd quickly. The alpacas have been around guardian dogs, so it'll just be a matter of getting the sheep used to the dog!
The "Pyrs", as Val calls them, are bred to protect the herd at all costs. We're hoping that she is going to prevent any more heartbreaks. We won't get her for a while, based on scheduling, so in the meantime the animals are staying in the paddock, much to their disgust.