I've had my guard llama Kim-sah since I first began raising sheep in 2006.
And now, she's gone.
I didn't realize how attached I'd become. Llamas are generally standoffish, not very friendly. And they spit, which doesn't make them something to cuddle with, at least in my book. But I could count on her. She had grown a bit cranky and more selfish in her old age, but she was always alert, on the job. I'll miss seeing her standing out there, keeping a watchful eye on things. I never lost a sheep to predators with her around.
Calvin will miss her, more than anyone. She was his buddy, his friend...in his eyes, even if Kimmy didn't share his sentiments. Hank found her last night because Calvin wouldn't eat until Hank followed him over to where she was. That's what made me saddest, Calvin being so loyal to her.
I never thought I'd say this, but I'm going to miss having a llama around.
I'm going to miss having Kimmy around.
Kimmy and Calvin in 2013 at mom and dad's place.