My darling Helena has arrived. She replaced Icy Breeze. Icy and I were NOT getting along. Helena is a half sister to Dolly Llama. They have the same dad, the same nose, the same face, the same coloring, same stunning gorgeous eyes, same long legs, same great rose grey fleece, same loft, same elegant head and great S curve. Guess I like them. Good thing Dolly is my favorite. or is that WAS my favorite as I now have TWO favs??
Helena is different in that she will come up to me, stand for me without any lead or ropes, and let me hug her and blow her air kisses. Dolly sticks her ears out side ways and says ” Hell no mom, I DO NOT want kisses!”
I trained Helena myself out in the hot sun for a couple of hours. Whipped my butt big time, but it was cool as she and I had a serious understanding by the time we were done. She did NOT want to go in the porta potty. In her defense, it did stink!! She did not want to cross the bridge..but it was to get to the other side! And those tire things, what the heck are those for? We made it through all the obstacles though.
Helena is a 1 year old llama so she might end up being mates with Enchantment as there is only 3 weeks between them in age. So far, Helena wants to hang out with big sister, Dolly, who wants nothing much to do with her.
Helena has been utterly fascinated with the Nigerian Dwarf goats. She has kicked up her heels and ran in the pens with the goats and went over to say hello to Appletini and got head butted for her hospitality. It did not stop her as she went back again for a closer look and got head butted again. Helena is like a curious toddler. The dogs do not fuss her nor do the other llamas. All of this calm and curious behavior is just HER! She came up out of the field this way, we just enhanced it with some basic training that she got mostly right out the gate first try. I did tell her when we started our walk across the road and all over that we would NOT have any of the shenanigans that her sister Dolly did. And true to her word, she did not knock me down, run out in traffic, try to jump a barb wire fence, get stuck half way and have to be lifted off, or lie down and refuse to cross the stream.
I think that Dolly llama has been a bit jealous this week. but can you blame me with this darling Helena around??