October 19, 2018 by kittynh
Readers of this blog will know about WOOL ARTS WEEKEND, where I go from farm to farm buying wool and trying to photograph animals.
My friend Natalie and I have accumulated perhaps hundreds of photographs of animals butts. Sheep butts, llama butts, and alpaca butts.
As soon as we would point the camera the animals all turn around and slowly walk away. They aren’t afraid of us, they just act like they are in a witness protection program. No photographs please!
I was very delighted to chance upon a very friendly flock of sheep that had no problem being photographed. They were happy to just sit in the field and pose.
The best part is they seemed to have a llama friend. He was so sweet, and I was happy to get close enough to get photographs.
The problem is, I was told this llama is the sheep “dog” for the flock.
Yes the llama is trained in the latest in sheep predator protection, and this llama liking me so much was a problem. He wasn’t supposed to like me.
I admit I’m a big fan of alpacas, as they tend not to SPIT. If some of your friends spit at you, often just at random times, they probably wouldn’t be your best friend. Just saying, llamas spit.
But not this guard llama. I’m told his total “look” is one of “I like you, want to steal some sheep?”
Still, while I may be a llama whisperer, it may also be I looked somewhat like the person that usually feeds him. No one said llamas were very smart. (As in spitting, not a good way to make friends).
My friend Natalie was thrilled I finally have non butt photographs of sheep. I’m thrilled to meet so many nice farm animals.
I’m not going to say exactly where this flock lives, as I don’t want anyone to have their butt kicked by a llama! It’s not everyone that can have a llama for a friend. They are very discerning.