Yesterday Reed and I attended the Heartland Llama Show at the North Iowa Fairgrounds in Mason City. Remember my friend Kathy in Rochester who has 6 llamas? We visited her last August and she brought 2 of her girls, Libby and Sunny, to the show.
Little Sunny is only 10 months old and this was the first time she had been separated from her mother.
Here is Kathy with Sunny.
Reed with Sunny and me with lovely little Sunny.
Have you ever walked a llama? Well, of course Reed and I had never walked a llama until yesterday and it was so much fun! I had Libby, the tall dark brown one and Reed has Sunny.
We led them down the drive to where the shearing was going on and Libby was first.
After the shearing Libby got her toenails trimmed. Then it was Sunny’s turn – her first time getting sheared.
Kathy had to comfort Sunny who was scared – she’s just a baby, remember? And she’s had trauma in her short life. Last January she was attacked by a dog in the neighborhood and was mauled and ended up with a very damaged ear so her time in the show ring is over before it got started. So sad.
I was holding on to Libby – think she needs to see an orthodontist maybe.
Here is Kathy and Reed in front of the girls’ stall – High Meadow Llamas, Rochester, MN.
Right before we left this sweet little 3 year old named Mara came by telling everybody “I’m walking a llama!” The llama’s name was Nugget and she was wearing a crown of flowers. Is this special or not?
These animals are so gentle even a 3 year old can walk one! Here are several more gorgeous llamas – eye candy! Ha!
After we left the show we shopped for flowers – look at these beauties!
What a fun day! Rick and I met Kathy and Jerry for pizza after I came home to do the chores and drop Reed at home. We had a lovely visit and I can’t wait to go back to Rochester again this summer to see Kathy and her llamas.
Tomorrow – Reed’s chickens – Alice, Pearl and Vernice – named for the great grandmothers!