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Reader takes issue with term 'reluctant' for Mama Llama

By Linda Waggener
(with a promise to enroll Ed in lessons on how to improve his communications with llamas)

A casual photo taken of a llama minding her own business in her pasture with a reference to her being 'reluctant' got the following response about the llama owner from her sister who knows the facts.

Ed Waggener, the photographer, originally wrote this observation under the photo of the llama in the distance, "Despite repeated requests, this llama declined to face the camera - or was just busy enjoying supper in this pasture alongside Pelham Branch Road." And the heading above the photo said, "Reluctant llama."

Comes the sister of the mama of the llama with the accompanying compelling photos, proving him wrong, and a note to explain things:

"Ed, Mom Pyles said you just didn't give this llama a chance. Obviously she loves her picture taken and is very photogenic!

By the way, they call her [the llama] Mama Llama. She's an only llama, but she mothers all the other critters.

This llama, like most of the other critters on that farm, prefer to be greeted and hand fed by "Mom Pyles" aka Sandy Pyles. She spoils every living thing she meets, including this big sister!
--Dana Harmon
The original photo: Comments re photo 74502 The reluctant llama

The photos by Mama Llama's Aunt Dana which let Mama Llama's good personality show through are at this link.

This story was posted on 2017-08-31 19:35:27
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Mama Llama is not a reluctant llama at all

2017-08-31 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Dana Harmon.
Sandy Pyles said to her sister Dana that photographer Ed didn't give the animal a chance before taking the photo and referring to her llama as a 'reluctant' one. "Indeed, she loves her picture taken and is very photogenic! Her human family calls her Mama Llama. She's an only llama, but she mothers all the other critters." -- DH
Photographer Ed Waggener promises he will enroll at the first opportunity in llama communications lessons. -- LW

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