I’m relieved but sad to let you all know that PLLL has flown the coop and taken up residence with one of the ladies who came to her rescue that fateful day. (If you missed that post, click here.)
Yes, my friend Fran, who certainly didn’t have to – offered her home to PLLL.
You see, I just couldn’t relax around here. Yes, I did purchase a kennel for Shiva.
And yes, the puppies could always be put away in the barn but I didn’t trust them. What had they learned from Shiva?…
What if they got out and something happened while I was gone – again?
I just couldn’t bear it.
So, I accepted Fran’s very generous offer.
Fran has 20 acres approximately 40 acres away from our house.
If I tucked myself into a ball, I could roll down hill and land in her property.
However, there are a few fences and neighbors in between…
Anyway, Fran’s place is much like our place, just bigger with less animals. And the best part: they have no dogs.
They (Fran and her very kind hubby, Adam) have two donkeys (Stella and Gus) and a large, gorgeous gelding named Mikey.
When I called Fran to let her know that I needed to relocate PLLL, she immediately started erecting panels in one of her large paddocks. In fact, I think she was holding the phone while setting panels…
“We’ll just set these up so they can get used to each other safely…”.
Like all good horsepeople can, Fran created a perfect llama nest in about 5 minutes.
Princess Llama Llama Llama arrived to my place in a minivan. She hasn’t traveled since. So, I was a bit uncertain on how she would do in my 2 horse slant.
Luckily, my other good friend, Leslie (who had also come to PLLL’s rescue that fateful day) offered to bring her stock trailer over.
When the time came, of course, it started to rain.
Not so perfect.
But, it wasn’t bad so we proceeded.
I approached PLLL with the halter that she hates – she hates all halters, not just that one – while Leslie blocked her exit.
Gently, I persuaded PLLL to let me halter her.
Once the halter was applied, PLLL was more than willing to follow me out of her paddock, down the walkway and straight into the trailer.
Just like that.
I put her grain down in there and walked out.
That was when she made a bit of a fuss… but not bad.
And then we left for the very short trailer ride to Fran’s.
We arrived. Fran plus Hubby were ready.
PLLL came right out of the trailer and looked around.
“Very pretty…”, she thought, I think.
She followed me nicely, only stopping once to grab a nibble.
We walked right into her new pen.
Now Fran, you have a Llama.
Very sad for me but … the right thing.
PLLL walked all around her space and grabbed a few bites. She seemed curious and pensive, but fine.
It was then that we brought over the 2 donkeys and the gelding.
There was much excitement for a few minutes as the equines gazed upon the camelid.
Stella the donkey was immediately eager. PLLL was wary.
Mikey wanted to make friends but he puffed him self up so BIG that I think it scared the little llama. But, PLLL was willing. I think Mikey reminded her of Bodhi.
As soon as their noses touched, she fled.
Gus watched from afar.
This will take a bit of time… as usual.
AS I SIT HERE
Yes, I am a bit sad.
When I drove home, immediately I saw her empty paddock. It is directly in front of where I park my car.
I got out and walked around in her paddock… I let Bodhi into it and he walked around. He knew she was gone.
I will put Gwen up there tomorrow to keep him company and hopefully they won’t break any fences but I’m not counting on it. Broken Bodhi fences are why we got PLLL for Bodhi in the first place…
As I sit here, listening to the rain, I hope that she has taken shelter next to her new stablemates. I sigh comfortably knowing that Fran will take excellent care of our girl.
But I miss her already.
I miss our girl who will now be known as Princess Lana the Llama.
Be safe, my girl. No more nightmares for you. Sleep in comfort – live in peace.
Thank you, Fran and Adam. A lovely gift you have given us both.
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