Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Meet Black Dyamonds

Over the past few days I have been in contact with Pat Cothran, the NC adoption coordinator for Southeast Llama Rescue. Neil and I have been talking for a while about getting a llama to add to the farm... for several reasons.

  1. Our LGD puppies will not be up to full guarding duties until they are about two years old. Llamas are known for their livestock guarding abilities.

  2. When people visit the farm we will be able to show them the differences between alpacas and llamas.

  3. It would be nice to have both alpacas and llamas on the farm for my (hopefully) future camelid 4H club.

  4. And finally, to help a llama in need of a good home.

On the SELR website they have listings for all the llamas that are currently in foster homes. In looking through them I found Black Dyamonds, a 10-year-old female llama, in Georgia for adoption. It stated that she was well behaved and was a good guardian. Just what we were looking for. I e-mailed Pat about myself and what we were looking for and she responded right away. Pat agreed that Dyamonds would be a good match for us and put a "hold" on any further adoptions on her.

SELR has a pretty strict adoption process to make sure their llamas go to good homes. We will need to get our farm up to snuff (barn and fences) to pass the inspection. I have hope that Dyamonds will be able to come home to the farm the beginning of May.

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