When we were out and about we saw some interesting rugs on display out in the town square. Unfortunately they weren't for sale. Someone was there demonstrating how they were made on a loom. Fascinating. But what really sparked our attention was where the wool they were using came from. And the leather on the chairs they were sitting in. It was from Llamas. Much to our delight the family brought three of them to exhibit. And we got to pet them. Some people even tried to ride them. Are they not adorable? One was groomed like a poodle. It's handler was a little girl. Their eyes are so BIG and expressive aren't they? But we were told when they get mad they can be quite mean, hissing and spitting. Fortunately we didn't witness any of that behavior. According to National Geographic, "Llamas contribute much more than transportation to the human communities in which they live. Leather is made from their hides, and their wool is crafted into ropes, rugs, and fabrics. Llama excrement is dried and burned for fuel. Even in death, llamas can serve their human owners—some people slaughter them and eat their meat."
RUGS RUGS RUGS
TOO CUTE FOR WORDS
IS THIS LLAMA RELATED TO A POODLE?