Word-Filled Wednesday

I have loved animals all my life. Our menagerie has included dogs, cats, parakeets, cockatiels, doves and fish. When we moved to our present place that had some acreage, was thrilled that we’d be able to have real livestock. We started out with sheep, added some pygmy goats, and even a cow at one point. The cow moo’ved on, but the sheep and goats have stayed. We boarded a couple of horses, which I loved having around. We purchased Maremma Livestock Guardian Dogs to protect our livestock from coyotes who prowl the area.

One day at Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival , the very first one, as a matter of fact, I fell in love with a llama from Rain Dance Ranch. I’d had no intention of getting a llama, but there was Rayado, with fabulous “banana ears” and a face we simply couldn’t resist. We bought him that same day.

There’s nothing like a two-year old heifer running down a steep hill toward you with no guarantee that she’s going to stop in time, so we traded the cow for another llama whom we named Como Se. Heh heh.

There is nothing to compare with soft llama llips gobbling up wet cob (special grain) in my hand. Their mouths are so small compared to horses’ mouths; it’s a totally different feeling. I love my llama boys. I’m so grateful to God for allowing His creations to be part of my life!

Rayado in front, and yes, his tooth is supposed to be like that; he doesn’t need braces! Como Se behind him, and in the background are the pgymy goats and Thunder the horse.

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13 Responses to Word-Filled Wednesday

  1. Como Se? That is the funniest thing I have heard in a LONG time!!
    Love your post girl! Livestock IS good… for the soul. Thanks for chiming in!

  2. alihsee says:

    Fantastic photo & verse! 🙂 Happy WFW!

  3. Jill says:

    I love your post and your heart for all things He has created!

    Praying you are having a blessed day!
    IN His amazing grace,

  4. hip chick says:

    Oh I love it! Sometimes we get so serious here at WFW. It’s so nice to have a fun post. The Lord never said we couldn’t find the love and smiles. He did greate the Llama after all. You brought me my first LOL of the day.

  5. Deanna says:

    Sometimes when I look around at all the things God has created and what they look like I realize just how immensely creative God is!

  6. Laurie Ann says:

    God’s creation praises Him. I loved reading about your animals. I have had many pets in my time, but never a llama! Hmmm…….nah – we live in a subdivision. Probably against the covenants. Although I’d love a lamb.

    Great post! I love the verse you chose for this beautiful picture, too.

    Happy WFW!

  7. Kikue Mugen says:

    Beautiful furry ohana you have.

  8. Lea says:

    I had noooo idea you had so many critters Mokihana! I have NEVER had a llama but I’ve known a few. 😉

  9. I love llamas. They are so soft. I love the picture of them. The tooth is too funny! Have a great week, my friend! I hope you are doing well!

  10. amydeanne says:

    i’m laffin.. we see llamas everyday we drive miss H to school. the kids love pointing them out.. thanks for posting this! they’ll love it!

  11. Debra says:

    I can’t tell you how much I wanted llamas at one time in my life. I wanted them BAD. I researched, I talked to people, I read books, spent hours at the library on the computer(we didn’t have one then). And then I started praying, and spent as much time doing that as I did researching the lovely creatures. Well, God showed me that we just did not have the proper pasture for them. Geese I can handle, so I’ve got three. But no llama. But I can see them right up our road any time I want. There’s Larry the llama, and his sour puss friend, don’t know his name. But he will NOT look at me. Sometime I’ll get the courage up to pet Larry, because he is a nice llama.
    It is good to give the Lord our desires, and let Him decide what is best. Good, but hard sometimes…
    Love, Debra

  12. Maria says:

    Mokihana is one lucky gal! I am so happy for you…..and Rayado. He DOES have a lovely face and I, too, love his teeth. 🙂
    Always wishing you well,

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