So, back in the Fall, Danni over at Critter Farm, alerted me to some llamas that were in need of a new home. The owners health had declined due to illness and she was looking for someone to take in her small herd of 4 llamas. They were her babies. She loved on them, took super great care of them, put them in shows....it was going to be a very hard thing for her to part with her lovely llamas. But she knew it was the best thing for them.
Once I became aware of this I contacted the owner at once to inquire. We spoke on the phone several times, emailed back and forth, and pictures were sent my way. It was decided that I would take two of the four llamas. I would have loved to have taken all 4, but I felt it was just too much for me. Already having Dolly and Toni and the rest of the crew here on the farm...I just wanted to make sure that I could provide for everyone in the best way.
Well, weather proved to be an issue. The owner lives over on the Oregon coast. Thats about 6 hours from me and it includes a drive through the Gorge. Not something you want to do if the weather is questionable. And since I dont have a trailer yet...it was up to the owner to transport them here to the desert.
While we waited for Fall and Winter to pass...we kept in touch via email.
Just last weekend...the owner, with the help of her very nice daughter, made the drive and I am now the very proud and happy owner of 2 new llamas.
Please meet Prize.
They are super sweet girls.
They enjoy being next to you.
They are a mama and daughter pair. Just like Dolly and Toni.
After a little talking and a lot of looking out at the pasture...
And giving some very sweet farewell kisses to their mama.
We decided to take them on up towards the barn.
Dolly and Toni were very concerned and actually snorted at the newcomers a few times. Not being mean, but just out of curiosity.
We headed through the pasture with Dolly and Toni right on our heels.
And after closing off one side the pasture so that Prize and Allie could have some time alone, we let them go so they could explore their new home.
I am still shaking my head in awe that I am now the proud owner of 4 llamas on my little farm.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in getting Prize and Allie here to me.
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