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Re: Food for Thought../ Therapy Animals

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  • Subject: Re: Food for Thought../ Therapy Animals
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:28:22 -0600
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Yes, they have larger than life personalities, and yes, they poop in one
place, and one place only.  And llama poop doesn't "burn" like horse or cow
manure.  I can add it right to my garden without waiting.  It's awesome.  I
tell ya...I need to get a couple of BIG, industrial composters and start
adding the llama, chicken, cow and horse poop - throw in some grass
clippings and leaves and SELL it.  It's like GOLD to a gardener...seriously.
 Plus, I use the llama fiber to spin and knit with.  They are awesome
animals to have around.  They make great GUARD animals for livestock - which
is how I got started with them to begin with (we had a lot of goats).

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 5:27 PM, <TeichFauna@aol.com> wrote:

> Oh if we had land, I would SO have Llamas.  The coolest thing, besides
>  that
> they act like pets, is that they poop  in one place.  A friend of  my mom's
> had land and various animals.   He said the Llama was the  easiest animal
> to
> pick up after, because it would only go in one corner all the  time.  They
> just
> seem to have such personality.  Your description  made me think of another
> animal this same man had, a pet cow, that would  follow him around like a
> dog, get
> into his pocket to look for treats, etc.   When he would turn around
> quickly,
> the cow would look away, as to say, "hey it  wasn't me".   Then as soon as
> he
> turned his back, the cow would be  right there again.  It was so cute!!!!
> Lucky you!!!!
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 1/12/2009 12:05:20 PM Central Standard Time,
> justjess01@gmail.com writes:
> OOOOooohhhhhhhhh....how sad for your mom!  That's just  terrible.
> One of the llamas we have was used for therapy - and to introduce  school
> children to the llama world.  His name is Woody.  He is  the type to walk
> into the nursing home or school and just make himself  quite at home.  He
> has
> to touch noses with everybody - and I mean  EVERYBODY.  He's like a dog and
> follows you everywhere.  He puts  his nose in your pockets or purse and
> sniffs around - wondering what you're  doing.  He loves people so much.
>  The
> lady we bought him from  says people would just light up when he walked in
> with her...and couldn't  keep their hands off of him.  She replaced him
> with
> a younger llama,  and really didn't want to part with "the Woodster", but I
> just LOVED him  and made an offer she couldn't refuse.  He makes ME smile
> just  thinking about him.  I think therapy animals are just the  BEST
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