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Standard Times - May 2015

Alpaca's Birth Gives Hope to Dartmouth Woman


May 12, 2015

DARTMOUTH — Shirley Lanouette has made an alpaca’s paradise behind her Old Fall River Road home, a place for the sweet, big-eyed creatures to graze and play and roll around in the dirt. She loves all 27 of them, but Tiki — one of the new additions at 10 months old — holds a special place in her heart.
“He has quite the attitude,” she said, peering through her fence in search of the baby with black fur. “He wants to be the stud of the farm.”
Tiki was near the house with his pa... read full article



Standard Times - 2013

One Seriously Cuddly Business

By JONATHAN CARVALHO Posted Jun 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM

DARTMOUTH — Some people retire to warmer climates to live out their golden years in the sun. Others work part-time jobs to stay busy and involved. Some raise alpacas, the small South American members of the camel family renowned for their soft, waterproof fleece. DARTMOUTH — Some people retire to warmer climates to live out their golden years in the sun. Others work part-time jobs to stay busy and involved. Some raise alpacas, the small Sou... read full article



Southcoast Today 2007

Dartmouth Woman Finds Serenity with Alpacas

By DON CUDDY
Posted Jun 12, 2007 at 12:01 AM
After 30 years spent running a convenience store, Shirley Lanouette knew all about stress. Then her
life took an unexpected turn. While watching TV one evening almost five years ago, she became
intrigued by a commercial promoting the benefits of raising alpacas as a lifestyle alternative.
After 30 years spent running a convenience store, Shirley Lanouette knew all about stress.

“Always on call, 24-7,” she said. “I had bosses to please and pe... read full article



Standard Times 2016

Dartmouth Ranchers Love Their Cuddly Critters

By DIANA MENDES
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM
DARTMOUTH — Roger Lanouette fell in love while watching an infomercial.
Lanouette was raised in the city without so much as a cat, but about 10 years ago while he was watching TV, an infomercial came on; it was “I Love Alpacas.” For reasons he’s not entirely sure of, “I was just taken,” he said. “I wanted to know more, and the more I learned, the more I loved alpacas.”
Roger’s wife Shirley was also enamored of the animals. The Lanouettes, wh... read full article



llamas-at-the-big-e

Shirley & Stella got publicity!

http://countryfolks.com/llamas-at-the-big-e/

Visitors might have thought they had been magically transported to Peru or Bolivia when they entered the llama barn at the Big E. After all, the Big E is the Disneyland of animals and livestock. Llamas and alpacas of all shades and their young were in abundance and being cared for by their owners, being readied for showing. Rather than the llamas guarding their livestock, some owners slept in sleeping bags guarding their llamas.
On Thursday, Sep... read full article