I wanted to visit PLLLL who now lives with two donkeys (Gus and Stella), a horse (Gilly) and my neighbors.

It is bittersweet when I go visit…  I’m happy that she is happy, but I’m sad that Hubby’s scrappy little dog decided to make her his victim and therefore forced her exile from us.  Ugh.

Anyway, I enjoy visiting PLLLL because I find her so interesting and aloof.  I loved watching her when she lived here.  I had never gotten particularly good at haltering her or touching her, but we had a nice understanding – I think.. not sure…  Whenever I would venture into her pasture, she’d walk right behind me and stare over my shoulder as we moved.

She wouldn’t let me touch her (ewww, yukky), but she would fall in line right behind me as if I was the Drum Major himself.

I found that so interesting.  Was I her protector?

Clearly, I didn’t do a very good job since Shiva went after her.

But, I guess, in the long run, she is protected now.  Thank you, Fradam.


Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.07.08 PM

I brought her favorite foods… rose bushes and blackberry bushes.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.07.24 PM

When I got to my neighbor’s house, I spotted PLLLL. Clearly she recognized the sound of my truck.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.07.38 PM

Here she is, squinting to see into the truck…

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.07.57 PM

PLLL followed the truck as I went up the driveway.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.08.27 PM

There she is, making her way up the hill.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.08.38 PM

She was meandering.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.08.52 PM

Closing in.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.09.11 PM

Making sure she knew the human who was calling her.  The donks were following behind.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.09.25 PM

PLLLL was smiling at me as I handed her the delicacies… but then the donks came faster and she pinned her ears.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.10.01 PM

I was having trouble keeping my fingers out of the lens…. but here she is nibbling on baby blackberry leaves.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.10.33 PM

I put this in just because it was an interesting accident. I have no memory of taking this… I obviously shot the ground. But, I see two perfect shadows. One donk, one llama.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.10.58 PM

She stood on her stump – upset with the donks that they had taken over the visitor.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.11.37 PM

I managed to move away quickly to a new spot and she followed. Here she is eating rose leaves.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.11.53 PM

This is Gus. He is a BLM donk. He rules PLLLL.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.12.10 PM

Pretty girl… looking off into the distance.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.12.28 PM

That twig in her mouth kinda blows the image, eh?…

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.12.43 PM

You can see her tooth because her lip is a bit short – having been wounded by Shiva, poor girl.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.12.56 PM

I swear she was asking me why I was there and if I was going to take her away again… I told her, no. She was safe and fine here with her new herd.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.13.12 PM

It is almost time to shear her again. We got quite a nice bit of fiber from her last year… but it took them a while to clean it. I can see why. LOOK AT HER DIRTY COAT!

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.13.37 PM

As I was getting ready to leave, I called her into the shelter.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.13.49 PM

But, she got kicked out of there by Gus so she walked out indignantly.  (The horse is Gilly.)

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.14.00 PM

Here is Gus. He took over the shelter only to stick his tongue out at me.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.14.15 PM

What a character!

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.14.28 PM

This is Stella. PLLLL is the Boss of her.

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 8.14.52 PM

As I was leaving, she gave me this awful face… I think the visit was too short and we didn’t get to talk enough. I will revisit. Fran said I should come on a weekend so that there would be more people to corral the donks away. Probably a good idea although I did enjoy today’s visit.

Don't forget the March Bucket Fund!  THIS GUY and 8 of his Bachelor Wild Herdmates are now behind pipe corral bars in prison.  To read about their plight and help, click here!

Don’t forget the March Bucket Fund! THIS GUY and 8 of his Bachelor Wild Herdmates are now behind pipe corral bars in prison. To read about their plight and help, click here!

Click for Mama Tess' Surgery Fund!

Click for Mama Tess’ Surgery Fund!


HORSE AND MAN is a blog in growth... if you like this, please pass it around!

4 comments have been posted...

  1. Jody Brittain

    We are in the process of buying a new house, and a goat and LLAMA come with the place. He is black just like PLLL and gelded. Very wild, so I will have a challenge to get him tamed down. I think of you and your PLLL all the time.

  2. Fran

    Gilly’s registered name is Gilly Prime; he’s an Appendix QH and his great-granddaddy was Bold Ruler. He’s nearly 20 but still full of beans :-)

  3. Janet Schultz

    Loved the visit with PLLLL. I actually did laugh out loud (on the commute bus), when I got to the photo of her majesty, with the twig sticking out. LLamas have always been just beyond my understanding until you shared her with us.

  4. Jane Augenstein

    Good pictures of Princess Llama as I was scrolling down through the pictures and saw the one with the horse named Gilly. So funny, my horse is named Gilly! Wondering where your friend got the horse’s name from. I named my Gilly after Vince Gill, whom I adore! :-)

Post a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *