"I have an ugly llama that needs a new home. He's a gelded male, somewhere between 5-10 years old, recently de-wormed, hoof-trimmed, sheared and vaccinated. His name is "Nash," and I rescued him from a pretty bad situation.
He's knock-kneed, he has a terrible haircut from recently shaved-off burdocks and mats, and his face is disfigured from an embedded halter wound. He's very hard to catch, impossible to lead, and just barely able to be pushed on and off of a trailer (we're working on these things). However, he has never once tried to spit, kick or bite, and is starting to accept petting. He will eat grain from your hand, and although shy, seems to want to make friends. The vet says he's healthy now. He makes no noise except for quiet, lonely hum-hoots, which sound like someone is blowing into a dusty trumpet.
Llamas are sensitive to copper, so they can't have most horse feeds/minerals, but are fine with hay/pasture and goat vitamins. They get along fine with most animals...
...just not my horse. My old Tennessee Walker is apparently a vicious southern racist who wants to rip Nash's little brown South American face off. I tried to sign my horse up for sensitivity training, but things just aren't working out. Thus, Nash needs a new home.
If you've read all THAT, and are STILL interested in adopting an ugly llama, I know you have a good heart. Nash needs someone like you; he's had a rough life and deserves a really nice home. A farm visit and vet references will be required-- I need to know he's going to be well taken care of. Please call Laura at xxx-xxx-xxxx or email the above address."
At least they genuinely care about him!! Oh, the things posted on Craigslist!
Ugly Llama needs a home! Come on folks!! I'm enabling as fast as I can!!!
*lonely hum-hoots* Awww, he needs another llama to keep him company and tell him he's really not so ugly after all. Or maybe a goat? Cow? Pony?
Is that entire chunk out of his profile the result of a halter wound? Or is a halter and/or wound only partially to blame with some kind of odd structural issue going on as well? Anyone familiar enough with llama head structure to be able to tell?
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