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Friday, May 31, 2013

I "Heart" My Llama.

Juno is about to dive into the stinging nettles.
Good girl.

Apria, my sight-challenged, young-middle-aged llama, is so much fun to watch.  Her vision may be limited, but all of her other senses are keen.  Rain, sleet, snow - she is always outside, on guard, all night.  As soon as she feels all is safe, she trots into the shed and boots the sheep out.  It would be nice, however, if she was a little easier to work with.  Her hooves need a good trimming, but I will need an army, or a village or Divine intervention to get that chore accomplished.

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  1. Perhaps a shot of brandy?
    Oh wait--that's how we calm down me!
    LOL!
    Have a great weekend!
    :)

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    1. Sue - Hey! That's a great idea! I'll have a shot of brandy or five and go out and tackle the llama! Or not. Hope your weekend is perfect!

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  2. Couldn't you sedate her Susan?

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    1. Spiderjohn - Yes, I could. I would rather not, if at all possible. Dosages of medications for llamas are tricky and it's hard to find a vet anywhere near me who will even come over. I could try a quart of Rescue Remedy, I suppose...

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    1. Kristina - Thanks - I'll need it!

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  4. Wonder if that shot of brandy would work, LOL. Good luck.

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    1. TL - Maybe two for the both of us, Apria and me.

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  5. I figured you were going to tell us all about the magic of llama beans! But eating the stinging nettle is just as good i suppose. I wish (well, maybe not) that we had some here, I hear it's good eating & great tea!
    As for hoof trimming, I honestly didn't know they needed it. I always thought they had soft, squishy feet kind'a like a camel. Or am I uninformed there as well and camels also need hoof trimming?

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    1. Carolyn - She may have the temperament of a camel, spit like a camel, and look like a camel, but she has toe nails. BIG ones.

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  6. That cracked me up when you said she boots the sheep out of the shed! I like Sue's idea of the shot of brandy, one for you, two for Apria! ;)

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