Saturday, September 27, 2008

Why I love Ohio.

Maybe it's possible, in some other place, to find oneself, while on the way to the grocery store for tea and chicken soup to treat an incipient cold, behind a trailer advertising therapy as one reason to love llamas. But I'm betting that it's not particularly common.


Blogger Poking-Stick Man said...

I love this llama truck because some of the reasons it lists for loving llamas don't entirely make sense. We love llamas because of driving? guarding??

I had tapas tonight. It was almost as good as a llama.

1:26 AM, September 28, 2008  
Blogger Notorious Ph.D. said...

Personally, I like the idea of guard llamas.

3:21 AM, September 28, 2008  
Blogger Dr. S said...

No, that's the thing: that's the other reason I titled this post the way I did: I actually *know* why those things are listed. Apparently, llamas are great as all-purpose alpha animals in herds. They socialize well with other animals (like sheep) and also will defend those animals if necessary--so they're good to put into a field with other species. I think that's awesome. I assume "driving" means that you can get them to help herd your animals, too; I'm assuming that it doesn't mean you can get them to pull a wagon for you, though perhaps you can do that, too.

I also forgot to mention that three minutes before I saw this llama truck, I also saw the three llamas who live between my apartment and the grocery store. One is a baby! I can't take their picture because there's nowhere good to pull over. Alas.

7:41 AM, September 28, 2008  
Anonymous jp said...

Wait! There are THREE llamas now? That's such exciting news. Hooray!

9:28 AM, September 28, 2008  
Blogger Dr. S said...

I was sure you'd seen the baby before you left! Yes, there's a little one. It's adorable.

12:01 PM, September 28, 2008  
Blogger Poking-Stick Man said...

I met a llama once. It was 1984, as I recall, and it (the llama, not the year) seemed generally good-natured. Even so, I somehow always think that llamas are bad-tempered; I must be mixing them up with camels (which are generally almost as irritable as John McCain).

You should have someone (not a llama) drive you to the llama location, drop you off to take pictures, then pick you back up again when you're done.

2:42 PM, September 28, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware of the ASPCA PSMan.

6:20 PM, September 29, 2008  

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