A minor kitchen mishap prevented me from wearing gloves during a recent spell of cold weather. Nina’s solution – use the alpaca socks she had made me as mittens. A stroke of genius! So until I can convince her to make a pair of mittens for me, my “smittens” keep my hands warm.
. . . Most alpacas seem to KNOW about things. “What’s going on?!” “How’d you DO that?!” “Have you heard the latest hay hair style? You put it on the SIDE of your top know! Imagine that!”
And what seems fascinating to me is that when one animal zeroes in on something interesting or different in their world, there’s soon a whole group gathered around; humming and turning and bobbing their heads to get a better view!
They seem to be totally interested and just plain curious. There doesn’t seem to be any sign of fear or distress at all. - - Just investigating!
However, as with cats I suppose, this curiosity and coming over to check it out is of their own choosing. It’s THEIR idea! - - (But it’s fun to think of something that might pique their interest - - based on prior experiences - - and see what they’ll do!)
One of the best things about being around them, is that I find myself smiling a LOT!
(Sometimes, it’s so hard to be a “quiet observer” because they can be so funny!) Sometimes, just hilarious - - to a mere human’s view of life!
To be a source of such joy and laughter is a great gift!
And I thank them for it!
Now, Son, It’s always good
“Not a chance!”
“Did you hear THAT?”
“You mean you get to use Hair Goop?! Wow!”
“Hmmmmmmmmm . . . . .
“I think I can get away with it!”
“Maybe if I look innocent.”
“Here goes. Wheeeee!”
“Oh! That was fun!”