Amelia

Hi, I’m Amelia …
 
When I was born I lived at a farm where the owners were interested only in “fancy” llamas with lots of long wool and the “correct” body structure. Well, I don’t have a lot of wool, being rather medium wooled according to those standards. Also my conformation is a bit odd, in that I have a rather long torso for my height. The owners of my farm were friends with the folks at StillPointe Sanctuary and asked if they’d like to have me as one of theirs. The StillPointe caregivers thought I was/am absolutely gorgeous and just the right temperament to fit in with the rest of the herd. So they said an emphatic YES!
 
My life at StillPointe is a very good one and one that is forever. I have several female friends and even a couple of the geldings are my buddies. I’ve been here over ten years and can’t imagine being anyplace else.
 
I’m one of the most docile and affectionate llamas you’re ever likely to meet. I like gentle hugs around my neck and will put my head on your shoulder and let you scratch my ears and rub my back. I’m really very sweet, EXCEPT when it comes to feeding time! Many a young and/or new to the Sanctuary llama has been more than a little surprised to find me coming at them with my ears back and neck stretched out to get at the food first. They quickly learn to make way for “Auntie Amelia”! Be assured, this behavior is saved for other animals; never have I exhibited such aggression with the humans.
 
Thank you so much for adopting me. With your donation you are helping to feed and house me and the rest of the herd. We are very grateful!
 

 

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away." - Plutarch