Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Dolly and Toni leave Critter Farm
So, if you've been over to my friend, Marcee's blog lately, you will already know that she became the proud owner of two, beautiful llamas this weekend. You might recognize those llamas. Dolly llama and her daughter, Toni, who have been living on Critter Farm since last November, now call Marcee's new home their new home, too. Marcee has been fancyin' llamas for a really l-o-n-g time, so when her new "babies" set foot on her property for the first time on Saturday, I felt very lucky to be able to be there with her.
Last November, when I took in these sweet rescue llamas, the plan was that I would foster them over the winter and, come spring, find a forever home for them. In an incredible turn of events, during this time, Marcee's family managed to 1) find new employment, 2) find new employment in a city only 4 hours (instead of 34 hours) away from Critter Farm, 3) find and buy a house with property and a barn and 4) be totally moved in shortly after spring began. She never even hesitated when I asked her if she would like to have these girls come and live with her. In fact, I think she had had a similar idea mulling around in her head for quite some time. It seems pretty clear these llamas were meant to be with her.
So, here is the story from my side - told mostly in pictures - of what happened this weekend...
Observing the giant trailer in the barn driveway:
Helping to navigate from the back of the truck (with the Shasta daisies):
A new place in the sun:
Critter Farm pup, Roxy, and Darby made friends quickly:
Little G. was very excited to share a goldfish snack with (and sit right next to) Mr. Jim:
G. pleasantly surprised me with a glass of ice water, presented in a festive Zoey cup with a lid and straw:
A first taste of grape leaves:
Meeting her new goats:
Roxy made herself completely at home:
Trimming llama nails:
CD&T booster vaccine successfully administered:
Those of you who follow my blog will notice that Kai llama did not go to Marcee's. She has stayed behind on Critter Farm to care for her goats, Pete and Reggie, who refuse to stay safely in their pasture without her watching over them. In the time she has been here, Kai has become a delightful - and protective - goat guardian: