Llama Mamma says... We've been very fortunate in 2007 to have had a wonder show year. In order to give back to the camelids, champions and homely as well, we are participating in a joint effort with SELR (South Eastern Llama Rescue) to help llamas and alpacas in need. PLEASE contact us if you are in need of surrendering a llama or alpaca you can no longer care for, or just concerned about the ones you see in need.
We will soon be receiving 2 gelded llamas, ages 5-6 years old to stay with us as "foster kids". Once we check them over and our vet gives the ok, they will be look'in for forever homes.

The new boys have arrived. A bit gnarly looking, but very smart and catching on quickly to the new expectations of our farm life. They will be staying with us for now in order to re-learn "the basics". We have a bit of work to do but they are displaying very encouraging behaviors and show a great curiousity and willingness to learn.

Rescue Links

Southeast Llama Rescue (SELR)
web www.southeastllamarescue.org

National Lama Interventional and Rescue Coordination Council (IRC Council)
Provides a comprehensive list of nationwide contacts.
web icinfo.org go to resources, then to rescue

Buttons & Kirby Update . . .

The boys are doing well.  After some hand shearing to remove the knarly mess that they had to live with for years, we discovered they have lovely little bodies under that aweful mess!  It's amazing to be able to actually feel their backs!  I think they're also surprised and love their new "hair do", rolling on their backs in delight!

Buttons is turning out to be quite a nice llama.  He loves to give "kisses", and is definitely my "protector".  Kirby is a bit of a stinker and has the tendacy to rear up when he's tickled pink with treats.  (A bit of Llama humor).  Kirby is a bit more shy and I believe does this not only out of nervousness, but when he's excited as well.  I discourage this as it's always safer to keep all fours on the ground, and when he does so, Buttons puts himself between us and warns Kirby off.   Buttons is well behaved, but also is quite a smart dude.  He will accept a halter, but only with encouragement.  His avoidance tactic is to place his head on my opposite shoulder to avoid his nose going in the halter.  Clever boy! 

We're getting ready for the next big event on our farm....    Now that things have settled in for the boys and we've developed trust, we'll be integrating them into our herd to evaluate their ability to cooperate with others.  Everyone's had their vaccinations and manicures so this is the next step. 

Stay tuned for more updates.