Thursday, September 8, 2011

Maintaining my cool - by Kai llama

I live with two noisy, smelly donkeys, Beavis and Butthead:

Ok, so these aren't really their names, but these guys do some very strange things sometimes:

And me, well, I've got a front row seat to kooky-ville. I just sit back and watch it all:

They're even daft enough to try to get me involved sometimes, swinging that big, old orange cone close to my head and pretending like they're going to step on me:

They stir up a lot of dust jumping around like that, let me tell you. It's totally irritating:

Oh sure, I could get angry and spit a well-placed one right between their eyes but, instead, I practice my deep breathing and pretend they aren't even there:

It is vital that I don't make eye contact. Last time this happened, they thought it wise to try to include me in their ridiculous game and things quickly went south:

When they've finally moved their noisy selves up the hill and away from me, I relish the few peaceful moments to myself:

...and take a relaxing bath:






As with everything I do, I am incredibly thorough:





Ahhh, much better. You may not be able to see me, but I am so relaxed right now:

Uh oh...:

31 comments:

  1. Those donkey boys can be so silly. They really do play like boys with a new toy. And apparently they are not annoyed when Kai llama doesn't join in their games, but they do relish her as the captive audience.

    I love the way Kai is so serene and finally disappears in gentle dust clouds. That is SO Kai!

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  2. Hahahahaha!!!!!!

    What a great post. :)

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  3. I feel like that around my siblings, Kai, so you are not alone.

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  4. oh, this made me laugh!!! thank you!

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  5. And Kai put on quite a show for "Beavis and Butthead"...great photo story. Poor Kai, having to put up with such difficult siblings....tee hee.
    The donkeys are so precious. Lucky you. Oma Linda

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  6. Kai Llama would make a great cartoon character - too cute! I bet that feels good!

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  7. Kai is so Zen. Love her. That last shot made me laugh! Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee at the time. *grin*

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  8. Trust me on this, Kai. When they get out of line you ought to just go ahead and nail them. I would if I could spit. As it is, T-boning works pretty well though.

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  9. Hilarious! I tell you, Danni, you could write children's books ... your sense of humor and writing style are delightful!

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  10. Great action shots! You're such a cool llama, Kai.

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  11. She's so funny! Gotta love her. :)

    ~Jessica

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  12. This post is just too funny! :-)

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  13. I have never seen a llama roll. Kai is pretty thorough in her bath. Thanks for sharing.

    How is Skippy doing?

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  14. Message to Kai: I'm back from roaming cross country on the train and have great plans to take advantage of the cooler fall weather here to get to work on spinning some of your beautiful fiber. Not a moment too soon, as I'm sure you and Danni will agree!

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  15. Kai, you are a llovely llady llama. We admire your calmness and patience with the Bs.

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  16. Boy, Kai, you stirred up enough dust with your bath to make me start coughing here on the southern Oregon coast...

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  17. i guess that is why some people call them jackasses!

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  18. this was a great post and the pictures are excellent! We both laughed at their antics! And as entertaining as it was, I can see why Kai would find it irriating. I suppose if I were in her place, I'd feel the same way. But from this side of the fence, it was a great experience!

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  19. That is absolutely hilarious. Great shots!

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  20. I can't tell you how many times you have made me laugh with talk of your animal family. Thank you for allowing me to lurk around. Especially loved the post about the goats being protected from the coyote.

    Linda in Mississippi

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  21. There is just something so regal with llamas, dust baths and all. Hugs, Julie.

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  22. What a great post Danni - thanks for the chuckle!!

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  23. Your picture stories are always so fun!

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