Category Archives: Montana Llama Rescue

Posts related to the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary rescue efforts; the largest sanctuary rescue in history.

Gifts from the Deep Slowness of Reading, Writing and Life

In August, I donated a half dozen books to a fundraising sale.  Except for the holes it made in the stacks and rows and uneven piles of vintage volumes, dog-eared paperbacks and pricey hardcover bestsellers, nothing else changed about the … Continue reading

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Caliente on My Mind (the unusual and wondrous task of writing the book, Saving Elizabeth)

If you can’t tolerate being alone with yourself in silence for hours on end, don’t contemplate taking up writing as a career.  There’s a possibility that the deliciously documented insanity of an impressively large number of literary greats might simply … Continue reading

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Have You Seen This Llama?

For every one of the 603 llamas found starving at the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary a year ago, there is a story of life, hope and betrayal. Some of the original owners of these llamas continue to suffer over their own betrayal of trust, thinking they had sent their llamas to a true sanctuary of care. Karen Talmon-l’Armee continues to search for the llamas she left in the hands of the sanctuary that turned out to be anything but. Published here are names and photos of the llamas she searches for, hoping to learn that they have found good adoptive homes. Continue reading

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When the Llamas Followed Susi

Susi and new friend lead the New York 100 down the drive toward waiting transport to safety. It’s high summer now, but the dark days of January at the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary emergency still hover on the edges—a lot … Continue reading

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Ever After for the Montana 600 Llamas

I’m not the only adopter of llamas from the Montana 600 to experience recent loss…. Continue reading

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After the Thaw

May 8, 2011 I make the gradual turn to the left as instructed by Google Maps, relieved that the directions through villages, along curving back roads, have turned out to be accurate. Immediately, the road climbs.  Narrows.  It becomes steep.  … Continue reading

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Llamas — The Meaning of Rest

It’s a fine line between worry and watchfulness. My time with the Montana Blues waffles between paying close attention to their special care needs and fear that still grips me when their behavior reminds me how recently death was all around us. Continue reading

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Llamas – Tales from the Adopted Montana 600

As I begin to hear stories of llamas adopted from the rescue that took place at the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary, I’ll be sharing them here to help make sure the animals who suffered such devastating neglect and cruelty will not once again disappear from our view and our hearts. I begin with adoption of two of The Blues by Barbara Summer and Cyndy Mullings. Continue reading

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Early Care for Rescued Llamas

Part of managing the care of rescued llamas is coming to terms with the slowness of how progress can be measured. It turns out that long winters in the high Rockies are an excellent training ground for coming to terms with measuring progress in slow inches rather than speedy miles. Continue reading

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Llamas – Reentry & Critical Care

I call it reentry. As in being reclaimed by Earth’s gravitational pull after floating around in space for a while. Coming home after an intense experience of any kind is never easy. Confronting the process after working the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary rescue is no exception. Bringing 11 critical care llamas along for the ride adds a unique component. Continue reading

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