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Thursday, April 10

Llama-Llama Bo Bama, Llama

Every morning when we take Nick to school, and everyday when we bring him back home we pass this sweet little, "Llama Face." He has gotten to be a treat for us to see each trip. We look forward to his being next to the fence waiting for us to pass. When we have time we stop the car and talk to him, and he twitches his ears as if he understands what we are saying. We feel great disappointment if he isn't by the fence when we drive by his pasture. Our attachment stems in part, because we watched the movie, "The Emperor's New Groove" and the main character was Kuzco, the llama, so we have named our llama, Kuzco. I wish I knew who owned the Llama, so I could ask them if we could feed him a carrot in the afternoon.


Llama's are quite intelligent. If we were to stop each day and feed him a carrot, by the third day, he would be there waiting for us, wanting his carrot.

16 comments:

Dr.John said...

I must be intelligent as well.If you stopped every day and gave me an ice cream cone ion the third day I'd be there waiting for my cone.

Libby said...

awwww, he's beautiful!!

quilly said...

My Aunt has a pet lama. His name is Pete. He was rescued from the rescue mission who had rescued him from an owner that didn't feed him well. Pete loves my Aunt and follows her like a puppy. She always has carrots in her pockets. Maybe he just loves her pockets.

Can you not follow the fence until you come to the home of Kuzco's owner?

Nea said...

hahaha, Dr. John......that made me laugh. I have no doubt you are intelligent. So you'll be waiting by the fence to, huh? haha ..

Nea said...

Hi LIb, isn't he cute. We get the biggest kick out of seeing him. One day he wasn't there, and we were actually sad, we thought someone had moved him or something. It is funny how little things like this, just make our day. Anyway, I wouldn't feed him without their permission, and I don't want them to think we are kooks, but we would love to get to be friends with him. Nick and I both really like Llama's.

Nea said...

Hi Quilly, there are two houses rather close, one at each end of the field. I would have to go to both, because I don't know which one goes with the fenced pasture. I just don't want them to think we are nuts, and move him or something. We just love him. We have passed him four times a day for a month now, and he always looks up and watches us, and wags his ears. He really looks like he knows who we are, we always slow down, and I roll down the window and say hi to him. My own husband thinks I am nuts. He doesn't understand my love of animals, but he tolerates it with mild humor.

Burfica said...

That is so very cool that you stop and talk to him. You should find out who's he is and do the carrot thing. They are alot like horses. My horses learned our cars and when we pulled in they came running and nickering. They knew where the food was. hehehehehe

Nea said...

Hi Burfica, I think he does the same thing, he knows our car, whenever we go by, he looks up and heads towards the fence. And even when he is out in the field, when we go by, he always turns and looks. And I always yell at him, Hi Llama......my husband always laughs, he thinks I am a nut. But I truly feel affection for this cute fella. I need to find out who he belongs to and see if they would mind if I feed him a carrot on our way back home each day.

bettygram said...

It is nice to have an added attraction each day. He is cute.

Ginco said...

This little Llama creature is soo cute, and I don't blame you for wanting to feed him (I'd want to cuddle the little guy! LOL) But Nea, please be careful, you do know they have a nasty habit of spitting in one's face!!!

Nea said...

Hi Betty, yes, we have grown so used to his being there waiting for us to drive by, when he isn't, which is rare, we are disappointed. It makes the drive pleasant, and gives Nick and I something to laugh about and share.

Nea said...

Hi Ginco, how are you :):) He is a sweetie isn't he. Yes, I had heard that also, about the spitting. So I looked up the habits of Llama's. And the article said that mainly they spit at humans,when raised by hand. To a Llama spitting is a disciplinary action they use when raising their young. They actually pull stuff from their stomach, so we aren't talking spit, we are talking more like vomit....not pleasant, to have spit in your face, I am sure. Anyway, I guess if they are raised closely with humans, they feel like you are one of the family, and if you do something they disapprove of, they spit at you. Hopefully, that wouldn't happen, if it should, he wouldn't get any more carrots that is for sure. but we haven't actually located the oweners yet, and I wouldn't feed him without permission. I wasn't even sure they ate carrots until I looked itup. And Quilly mentioned they did, also. I had this picture of feeding him a carrot, having him choke, and die in front of our eyes. Explain that one to my son, and the owner. Gee, I am sorry I killed your Llama, I didn't know they didn't eat carrots. Well, anyway you get the idea, I want to make sure it is okay. If the owners says, NO, don't feed my Llama, we will have to be happy just talking to him and waving as we go by. Don't know why a human always wants to feed an animal, but we do, don't we. I guess it makes us feel we are being friendly, feeding someone or something. I know in my family, food is LOVE. haha

Ginco said...

Nea, you really got me giggling now, that sounded so funny, you trying to explain to the owner that you killed his Llama by feeding him a carrot! LOL!
Thanks for the info about Llamas, I really didn't know that only the "pet Llamas" are the naughty ones spitting in one's face like that! That's what makes life so exciting - there's always something new to learn!!!!

Nea said...

Hi Ginco, well.....haha, as to the spitting, I will be not so pleasantly surprised if I go up to him, and get spit in the face, won't I. haha.

That is what the story said, only if they are raised with humans, but you and I know, that sometimes the things you read aren't always accurate. I am the kind of person who doesn't always believe everything I read, haha. Anyway, school will be out in another month, and then we won't be driving that direction. If I can put Nick off, on the carrot feeding idea for another month, we can avoid the whole issue. :):)

But I think we will no doubt make an escuse to drive that direction just to see the Llama.

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Cindy said...

I'd want to stop and pet him and feed him a treat too. Last year on my run we routinely picked up a kid who worked on an alpaca farm. There was a young alpaca there whose name was Stanley- we all looked for him every time we stopped there. We learned quite a bit about them, both from the kid and from another passenger who was born and raised in Peru, where alpacas are apparently native. We decided, based on all that information, that Stanley was best loved from the bus and not up close.