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November 6, 2008

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Sienna, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sienna
Age: Seven years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Suri Alpaca
Home: New Jersey, USA
   Sienna is one of the sweetest alpacas on the farm. Many alpacas do not like to be touched, but Sienna is usually happy to be petted. She is also very smart: she knows her name, and comes to whomever calls it.

    My family got Sienna over six years ago. My twin sister and I used to walk her almost every day, and we formed a very close bond with her. Sienna is always comfortable around us. She knows that there will be a few carrots or an extra handful of grain in store for her when we come to visit.

    Sienna loves to eat. She is always the first alpaca in the barn at feeding time, and whenever she hears the rustling of a bag she goes right over to investigate, hoping for a carrot.

    Another uniques aspect of Sienna's personality is her behavior during labor. Most alpacas tend to seclude themselves while giving birth, but when Sienna goes into labor, she literally runs to the first human she sees (especially if the human happens to be me or my sister) and starts rubbing and leaning against her, seeking help and comfort. She has been an excellent mother to all of her crias (baby alpacas). She is not overly protective, but is very nurturing.

    My sister and I are in college now, and we miss Sienna's sweet and inquisitive personality a lot. WE LOVE YOU, SIENNA!

Sienna, the Pet of the Day

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