Saturday, February 16, 2008

Alpaca Slammie Goes to School

Slammie is practicing wearing a scarf to get ready for his school appearance. Needless to say, the rest of the boys think he's pretty special and think they need one too.
My friend, Beth's son, John is going to show Slammie at the Youth Fair next summer. This will be the our Fair's first ever alpaca classes.
For his Science project, John decided to do alpacas and to compliment his display, he took an alpaca to school.

John and Slammie in the van on the way to school. Slammie hesitated a moment before getting into Beth's van, but it was obvious that he trusted both of them and then stepped right in. Alpacas usually cush (sit with their legs under them) when they are in a moving vehicle, but not our Slammie Boy, he stood up looking out the front window all the way to school. He's a curious little guy.

..... and here's John and Slammie in front of John's Science Display about alpacas. The scarf says I ♥ Science.
We did laugh when Beth brought him home. He was such a good boy about not pooping nor peeing the whole time that he was gone, but as soon as his halter came off, he ran right over to the communal pile.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the report. That was really nice that you let them take the alpaca. Eric had to do a report last year and we took several samples of different fibers.

isis

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

love the story about Slammie, he looks.....do boys like to look cute or would they prefer dapper in his scarves. Reminds me of the days of transporting llamas in our van.

Merily said...

Awww, Slammie looks like such a sweetie!

Zuleika said...

How cool is that!? Getting to take an alpaca to school! Slammie looks adorable in the scarf by the way. :-) I hope John got an A+ on his science project.

Peggy said...

What a cute, cute story!!!! Slammie does look quite proud and the other little guys quite jealous. I LOVE IT.

island sweet said...

ohhh what fine boys john and slammie are!

kim said...

What a wonderful entry! Slammie goes to school! I have to show this to some of my friends.

Weavermania Productions said...

what a brilliant story! hahha. i wish i had had an amazing chance like that when i was little! your alpacas are superb :)
im hooked! hahaha

Constance said...

What a cool story!
The alpaca is absolutely beautiful. How I envy your life with them. Thanks for sharing!
Constance in south Florida

Ohiocrochetlady said...

That is so cool. How excited all the kids must have been to have an Alpaca at school.

Pamala Rose said...

I'm trying to imagine traveling down the road, glancing at the car in the next lane and seeing Slammie. That one would send me straight towards the ditch.

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