Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Llama Visit

Summer lectures are the best, especially when they are interactive.

A recent presentation on llamas in the Lee Library in Western Massachusetts  included a visit from, well, Jack the llama, himself!

Debbie Elias, owner of Country Quilt Llama Farm of West Cornwall, Connecticut, visits schools, library and convalescent homes that have pet therapy programs. 


She always brings a llama with her.

 The animals travel, one at a time, in the back of a van.

Here's a photo of a photo, showing the mode of transportation:

Jack appeared to be a gentle animal who chewed his cud, looked out at the audience,  let the kids pet his neck, and plunked down on the carpeted floor when he got tired.

Mrs. Elias told all about llamas----how they come from South American and dislike hot weather; how they are sociable animals in their herds and how their fiber, or fur, is used to make sweaters, vests and all kinds of other objects.

The terrific program had the rapt attention of the entire audience, both kids and adults.  

The presenter and her friend, Jack, did a great job!



Bookie said...

I think llamas and alpacas are the have the sweetest faces! This must have been a great program on a summer's day. Rain here all day, Susan.

Linda O'Connell said...

Alpaca farms are big here in the midwest. What a sweet llama.

Chatty Crone said...

My grandson in the 5th grade had to do a huge report on Alpaca's - I can tell you a lot about them. But he loves Llamas. My mom and dad went to South America decades ago - we have a little llama and I hate to say it a llama rug. Sandie

diane.stetson said...

Only at the zoo...great pictures of the llama Susan!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Susan: What a fun visit! By the way, my son could use a good girlfriend :). Hugs, Martha

BECKY said...

I've seen llamas at zoos, and I think they're cute, too! What a neat program at the library!

Glenda said...

One of my faves at a petting zoo! Libraries are so filled with opportunities, and my grandsons would love this!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What a calm looking Llama! To see it immerge from the van - how cool. I try to make arrangements for events at our library - I'll have to show this to my manager to see her reaction :)
I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

marianne said...

I have only seen llamas at a farm we took the kids to visit, many years ago. The program at the library sounded great. I would have tried to go if I had known about it.

Glad you got to enjoy it and take the awesome pictures. They look comical to me.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I have never seen a close llama. It gives me scared!. We keep in touch.

Susan said...

A warm welcome to Lisa Palmer from "My Writing and a Life Interrupted."

She is this blog's 375th Follower.

Thanks for Following, Lisa. Hope you stop by often!

Hope each of you is having a terrific day!

Hugs to all! Susan

Ceil said...

Hi Susan! I have seen llamas, and my husband wants one so badly! I have no idea why. LOL.

Such a fun way to learn about animals. And that llamas can be a part of therapy, which is wonderful.

Blessings to you,

Leann said...

How unique! We've had them at petting zoos.

You always have the most interesting posts Susan!


Dee said...

I have never been up close to one but think they are cute. I wonder do they spit like an Alpaca?

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, I've seen a Llama up close. There's a picture of it on my last post. I can't believe how close-up this one is. What a great picture! I love Llamas, they're so sweet.


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