Meet the llamas

Elaine has asked me to remind everyone we will be having two of our boy llamas at the store next Saturday, May21st. I offered to bring a llama to the store. Somehow my offer turned to two llamas, which doubles my work, if any of you would like to feel sorry for me. Oh well, at least you guys can meet two of the boys.

One of the boys we are planning to bring to the store would be Dillinger. He was the first llama born on our property. His parents were Pull (male) and Shove (female), Dillinger was born with a black "mask" around his eyes that reminded us of the infamous bank robber, John Dillinger.

As time went on, the name Dillinger became even more appropriate. Our Dillinger is an escape artist. He can find even the smallest opening in the fence and leave the pasture. He then sneaks back in, something the bank robber never did.

Dillinger is the only llama that has ever been sold off our ranch. He spent most of his early life being picked on by the rest of the herd, especially his mother. We sold him to friends of ours in Cheyenne that were raising alpacas. Soon after arriving in Cheyenne, Dillinger found it was more fun to abuse the alpacas rather than guard them. Learned behavior? They brought him back.

The other llama we are planning to bring is Kelly. If Kelly has a cute story about why he is called Kelly, I don't know it. He already had a name when we purchased him. I don't think he knows or cares what his name is. Come to think of it, I don't think any of our llamas know their names. They will come to me if I whistle.

Kelly is and always will be my favorite llama. If an animal is capable of "hate", Kelly "hates" coyotes and dogs. He hunts them! Our dogs know not to go near him. Occasionally they forget, Kelly will sneak up on them to get in a stomp or kick. It's almost "Ninja" like.