This housesitter’s W O R S T NIGHTMARE ! ! ! !

Suddenly on a quiet afternoon The extremely loud doorbell rang out. 3 Dogs Barking and going crazy. I went to the door, where the neighbour was standing outside. Stephen said to me Do you know the Llamas have  escaped from the paddock. I said no. He said they are headed up the hill to the woods. I quickly laced up my boots and set off up the hill. (very steep)

What to do, Shall I lasso them and hope they don’t drag me up or down the hill?

Yeeee Haaaa Cowboy Robby heading out to round up the maverick Llamas……or not.

The farther I climbed the hill the more they ran up the hill. Darkness was creeping into the highlands.

I had a bucket of Llama treats with me BUT they were not interested. DARKNESS Fell. I came back down and decided that Daybreak  would be better for my search. Next morning 0515 I look from the bedroom window no Llamas.  Getting dressed boots on I once again headed up the hill. I climbed a 1/2 Kilometer with no sightings. So I decided to Stop, stand still with treats in my hand. Yahoo after about 10 minutes 2 of them peeked from the tree line.  I held their treats out and slowly 2 came to eat from my hand, Killarney and Rocco. Dennis stayed in the trees. I walked back down the hill slowly giving the 2 a wee treat as I led them back to the gate. Safely corralled in the pasture. I saw Dennis. I held my hand out he spat at me. I spat back (as it says in the Llama handlers book) He scarpered off about 10-15 paces turned and looked at me. I held my hand out and he approached. I stepped out of the gate as he passed through.  WHEW Wipe my brow 3 renegades captured. Ah the life of a House sitter.

The Renegades:

Rocco got his nose in First Dennis watching
Killarney waits patiently as Boss Mama sheep gets hers.
Photo from January the day we had Snow.



Author: Robby

Entered this world 69 years ago today. I am now entering my 7th Decade. Starting with a trip back to the middle East with a boyhood friend from Peterhead Scotland. Bobby Bruce I have 2 hard working Children and 7 grand children. I am proud of all of them, and their life partners.