||Three years old|
||Oxford, Mississippi, USA|
me introduce you to Famous Amos. He came to Oxford as a Mother's
Day present. I knew he was going to be special because not all mothers
get a llama on this special day. Soon after Amos settled in to his new
home, a tree fell on the fence during a bad storm. Amos found the
downed fence and started another adventure. He traveled to a major
highway where there were moving creatures much larger than him. He
walked around the cars, by the trucks, and even stuck his head in a few
open windows. As he was trotting away from all of the funny two-legged
people that were coming out of these big creatures, he heard a familiar
sound of his owner calling his name, "AMOS!"
Amos stopped in his tracks, turned and ran to me. He followed me down the
road where we stood for about thirty minutes waiting for my husband to
bring Amos a trailer to bring him home. This is the point at which plain
old Amos became "Famous Amos." People still talk about the funny looking
creature that stopped traffic for over an hour. I was in a checkout line
and a lady was describing the excitement of this creature's stopping
traffic. Amos even ate one of her french fries when she rolled down the window!
Famous Amos is part of a big family. He lives in a huge pasture with my
horses, donkeys, cows, and dogs. He enjoys spending summer days
standing in the pond or laying under shade trees. Amos never
meets a stranger.
I have had Famous Amos for almost two years now. I have had many
wonderful Mother's Day gifts, but I think Amos is the best one of them all.
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