I just wanted to take a moment to share my mother’s day activities. Yesterday, I went to an alpaca farm in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. Some relatives came from out of town to share in the moment with my Oma, who is the reason that we went to visit the animals.
My Oma, a woman with a heart for animals, has been interested in alpacas for some time now. She read about how alpacas are friendly animals and became fascinated with them, so we decided to take her to see some.
Alpacas are pretty weird animals. They are related to the lamma and have long, skinny necks. Alpacas are valued for their wool, although they are eaten in some South American countries.
They are defenseless animals and kind of skittish, as I learned after visiting them. In general, they were less friendly than I expected, but there was a young male alpaca named Colonel Mustard (nice Clue reference) who was very dog-like and would let you pet him.
Overall, it was a nice trip with the family, and I’m happy that my Oma enjoyed herself.