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Tony Llama on the Goats

17 Jun

Tony got to the farm in the middle of our rain storm, so we just put him in the garage.  (I’m never going to get the livestock out of my garage.)


When it quit raining, I opened the door and showed him the two buck–Xerxes and Fionn.  Fionn decided that an open door might mean food, so he wandered in to have a look around.


At that point, I’m pretty sure Tony was trying to decide whether or not his could jump through the tiny garage window because this big, scary monster with horns meant for impaling an innocent llama was coming to get him.

I gently herded Fionn back to the buck room and shut the door; although, I did leave it so Tony could look over the half door.  I’m pretty sure he did not get close enough to do that.  Anyhow, when the bucks went out to pasture, I closed the gate cattle panel, so they couldn’t come back in.  Then I tried leading Tony out because I thought he would like to see where he was at.  They said he leads well.  Sure he does–when he isn’t in a strange garage with a strange lady trying to pull you into the room where the big white monster came from.  He put his feet down, and after playing tug of war for a few minutes, I said, “Whatever.”  It actually didn’t take too long before he came out on his own.  He spent a lot of time looking around.

Then I had to milk, so I called the goats up from pasture (actually, I walked down to make sure they all got back across the swollen ditch).  When we got close, Tony really panicked.  There were lots of those scary monsters. (video link below.)

He sounded the alarm for the next hour or so.

Tony keeping an eye on the bucks in pasture

It did help a little when he noticed the other llamas on the hill with them, and the goats weren’t eating llamas.

Aurora and he exchanged some googly eyes (NOT happening).

Poor boy.  It might take a few days before I can even let him and the bucks in together, but we’re making progress.