||Fifteen years old|
||Henryville, Indiana, USA|
is my llama Creek in his costume, he was a ladybug - and yes, there are
male ladybugs in nature of course! I got Creek when he was five, he is a gelded
male. He is very special to me, we never thought Creek would be a good show
animal, we never thought he would be trained to walk on a halter either! But
he has shown us all wrong! Creek is a rescue animal, he was neglected and
abused until he was four. When he was brought to our farm he had to be carried
out to the field. I had been working with llamas for four years at the time, and
then and since I have never seen anything like him. He had never been
touched. When I started working with him, he was very scared, but with love
and care, he has totally come out of him shyness. After I had him for a year,
I would show Creek in about six shows a year, including Regionals and Nationals!
I took him in parades, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, churches, and
sometimes even in the house! Creek is my best friend, I don't know what I
would do without him!
At fifteen, Creek is now the old man of the herd. He is very dear to us. Creek had
a wonderful performance career until he was retired in 2006 to be the official
farm guardian. He takes this role very seriously, having killed several
invading coyotes. We love this old guy, he has a permanent place on the farm.
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