Llama Orthotics

Ping is suffering from severe degenerative joint disease, but she has determined that it’s not going to hold her back or stop her from doing what she’s always done.  There is nothing wrong with her mind; what Ping wants to do, Ping does, even if she has to...

Fare Thee Well

There’s always a tinge of sadness when one of the residents leaves The Llama Sanctuary for a new home.  It’s extremely easy to become attached to the llamas and alpacas as it is to fall in love with a cute kitten or puppy, no matter how short their stay...

Llamas Be Cool

The temperature here in the North Okanagan region of British Columbia has been unwaveringly hot for early summer, topping 40 degrees Celsius in June! This climatic aberration stretches cross the globe; Europe, Asia, the Orient and North America, are all experiencing...

The Cast Comes Off – Broken Leg Healed

On December 17th I wrote about Coco, who broke her leg in a fall on the icy ground.  The initial prognosis was not good and several veterinarians did not believe that healing was possible in such a large animal and recommended immediate ‘euthanasia,’ a...

A Case of Broken Leg

Daily interaction with animals can bring huge rewards. To learn to communicate with and develop relationships with our brothers and sisters of the animal kingdom provides countless opportunities for personal growth, and we like to believe that animals are also able to...
A Cure for Paralysis?

A Cure for Paralysis?

Helplessness & Miracles Have you ever experienced that feeling of total helplessness in the presence of suffering? Whether the sufferer is a friend, a family member, a stranger or an animal, witnessing pain in another, without being able to alleviate it, can...
The Miracle of Birth

The Miracle of Birth

You don’t need to be a mother to be in awe of the miracle of birth; a process so complex that it is amazing that it unfolds perfectly almost every single time. From the countless llama births that we have been privileged to witness at the Llama Sanctuary, only...
Llama Vertigo

Llama Vertigo

Llamas are amazingly resilient creatures and that resilience extends to the entire process of birthing.  Once in a while though, we are challenged with an abnormality or health problem with the mother or the cria and this week we encountered a really unusual...
Fluffy Llama Ears

Fluffy Llama Ears

Fluffy llama ears might look really cute, but they do serve a purpose. Classic llamas tend not to have woolly ears; instead the ear opening is completely unobstructed, enabling them to detect faint sounds and pinpoint locations.  This is one reason they make such...
Winter Sunshine

Winter Sunshine

Just one day of February sunshine can wash away many days of tribulations ….if you let it! There is always so much to do around the Llama Sanctuary, especially in winter with all the extra feeding, watering, mucking out and shoveling endless mountains of snow...
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