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« on: May 03, 2012, 12:46:42 PM »

Because I feel like it deserves its own.

Baby alpacas... or llamas:



Baby alpaca (it doesn't even look real!):



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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 12:48:39 PM »



"Beauty will save the world" has never meant as much to me... that's just awesome  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 12:56:27 PM »

^ I know... I want him for my very own.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 01:03:34 PM »

This...this is the greatest thread. This is why Al Gore invented the internet.

Also, the other thread inspired me to find the nearest llama farm...turns out there's one only about 30 minutes away, within the city limits! It's surprising, as I hadn't figured that alpacas would do well in the desert, but now that I know know that they're here...well, I know where I'm going to visit this summer! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 01:06:25 PM »

This...this is the greatest thread. This is why Al Gore invented the internet.

Also, the other thread inspired me to find the nearest llama farm...turns out there's one only about 30 minutes away, within the city limits! It's surprising, as I hadn't figured that alpacas would do well in the desert, but now that I know know that they're here...well, I know where I'm going to visit this summer! Grin
Watch out.  They may look cuter than their cousin the camel, but they are just as nasty in disposition, and spit and bite.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 01:10:38 PM »

Gosh, the kid is adorable.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 01:12:33 PM »

Watch out.  They may look cuter than their cousin the camel, but they are just as nasty in disposition, and spit and bite.

Like a Desert Father who chastises a novice in a way that seems unnecessarily rude, these animals are merely pretending to be nasty so as to hide the true glory that resides in the depths of their being. Let us not be discouraged by outward and superficial nastiness!
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 01:15:58 PM »

whoa! you weren't kidding, those things look stuffed!  Shocked I have to get order a pair of those immediately so i can sleep and cuddle up with them!  angel

btw i thought this was appropriate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmdbg9Loo0o&feature=fvst
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 01:31:38 PM »

This...this is the greatest thread. This is why Al Gore invented the internet.

Also, the other thread inspired me to find the nearest llama farm...turns out there's one only about 30 minutes away, within the city limits! It's surprising, as I hadn't figured that alpacas would do well in the desert, but now that I know know that they're here...well, I know where I'm going to visit this summer! Grin

Please get pictures!
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 01:37:44 PM »

Not alpacas, but still pretty funny.   Grin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBaUmx5s6iE
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 01:58:22 PM »

This...this is the greatest thread. This is why Al Gore invented the internet.

Also, the other thread inspired me to find the nearest llama farm...turns out there's one only about 30 minutes away, within the city limits! It's surprising, as I hadn't figured that alpacas would do well in the desert, but now that I know know that they're here...well, I know where I'm going to visit this summer! Grin
Watch out.  They may look cuter than their cousin the camel, but they are just as nasty in disposition, and spit and bite.

Well yeah...I'm not going to hug them or whatever. I'm just going to...I dunno...go look at them? Haha. I don't know. I kind of assume that the cuter the wild animal, the meaner it is. I know that to be the case with koalas, and very few things are as cute as koalas. It's like God's way of keeping balance in the world, so that there can still be koalas and alpacas out in the wild, and not just in Ortho_Cat's house...
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 02:06:23 PM »

This...this is the greatest thread. This is why Al Gore invented the internet.

Also, the other thread inspired me to find the nearest llama farm...turns out there's one only about 30 minutes away, within the city limits! It's surprising, as I hadn't figured that alpacas would do well in the desert, but now that I know know that they're here...well, I know where I'm going to visit this summer! Grin
Watch out.  They may look cuter than their cousin the camel, but they are just as nasty in disposition, and spit and bite.

Well yeah...I'm not going to hug them or whatever. I'm just going to...I dunno...go look at them? Haha. I don't know. I kind of assume that the cuter the wild animal, the meaner it is. I know that to be the case with koalas, and very few things are as cute as koalas. It's like God's way of keeping balance in the world, so that there can still be koalas and alpacas out in the wild, and not just in Ortho_Cat's house...

I am the opposite of you. I assume the cuter the wild animal, the more it really wants to be my friend. Like, look at these little guys:



They're hugging! I've heard people say pandas are not nice bears, but I'm sure it's just slander.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 02:07:53 PM »

This is making me hungry
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 02:29:52 PM »

This...this is the greatest thread. This is why Al Gore invented the internet.

Also, the other thread inspired me to find the nearest llama farm...turns out there's one only about 30 minutes away, within the city limits! It's surprising, as I hadn't figured that alpacas would do well in the desert, but now that I know know that they're here...well, I know where I'm going to visit this summer! Grin
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Well yeah...I'm not going to hug them or whatever. I'm just going to...I dunno...go look at them? Haha. I don't know. I kind of assume that the cuter the wild animal, the meaner it is. I know that to be the case with koalas, and very few things are as cute as koalas. It's like God's way of keeping balance in the world, so that there can still be koalas and alpacas out in the wild, and not just in Ortho_Cat's house...

I am the opposite of you. I assume the cuter the wild animal, the more it really wants to be my friend. Like, look at these little guys:



They're hugging! I've heard people say pandas are not nice bears, but I'm sure it's just slander.

no doubt, anyone who slanders a panda is just jealous of their adorableness... Wink
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 04:06:12 PM »

I'd like to share with you ZZ's First Law of Animaldynamics: The perceived cuteness of an animal increases by 30% when said animal is sleeping.



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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2012, 11:49:04 AM »

Not sure if this is real, but I did find it on the internet, so that's something...



Alpaca fashion show Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2012, 12:18:11 PM »

Very attractive!

The human female isn't that bad looking either.
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2012, 12:54:45 PM »

Another cute animal that can have a nasty side:
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2012, 12:55:53 PM »

I could not resist.
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2012, 09:22:17 PM »

I could not resist.

 Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 12:55:54 AM »

Make sure you take your llama/alpaca to the dentist.
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2012, 03:57:30 PM »

Alpaca's approaching!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP5D2apU2SE
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 05:44:44 PM »


LOL. That was hilarious. They walk so goofy!
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Isn't that cute!!!??
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2012, 07:16:43 PM »




Isn't that cute!!!??

What is that?  A Two-Toed Tree Sloth?
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Yup.  It's a sloth.

I wonder why being a sloth is sinful, when they are so cute!  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2012, 07:58:38 PM »


Yup.  It's a sloth.

I wonder why being a sloth is sinful, when they are so cute!  Smiley

Haha, good question. I've never really found sloths especially cute before, but that is a cute one.
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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2012, 03:35:11 AM »

I usually don't care for these "Cheeseburger" things, but not when they have flying llamas!

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« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2012, 02:02:33 PM »

A friend shared this with me the other day:


Hairstyle Dos and Don'ts for Alpacas.



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« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2012, 01:43:47 AM »



Yeah, it's kind of cheating, but so what. Happy meals make happy alpacas! (But seriously, what the heck...a stuffed pink alpaca? Is this for the little Aymara girl who has everything? I'd hate to think of the hours spent playing ski ball in Cuzco to win that thing...)
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« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2012, 11:34:20 AM »

This is the GREATEST THREAD EVER!!  ZZ, you're Tops!  laugh laugh laugh

I hear these little critters can sometimes, unfortunately, grow up to be incredibly nasty and horrific, far more so than any llama or camel ever dreamed of:








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Can you eat an alpaca?

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Can you eat an alpaca?

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Can you eat an alpaca?

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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2012, 12:25:09 PM »

I dunno, couple minutes? It took me back to all those typing classes when you had to make those strange images. I hated those. I'd rather have typed out transcripts of lectures on bacteria.  Cool
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I dunno, couple minutes? It took me back to all those typing classes when you had to make those strange images. I hated those. I'd rather have typed out transcripts of lectures on bacteria.  Cool

Ahh....the patience of..................an alpaca  laugh laugh!
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« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2012, 07:29:38 PM »

I went to Alpaca Day at a local farm, today. For your viewing pleasure:









And also two donkeys:




I got to pet an alpaca (and the donkeys), and I'm not going to lie to you... it was pretty amazing.
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« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2012, 07:32:31 PM »


I can also confirm for you firsthand that they really do walk like this... with their legs looking all weird. I don't know why you would have doubted the video evidence, but nonetheless- it is true.
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« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2012, 08:50:47 PM »

Wow. I never did get to go to the local alpaca farm here in NM, since I ended up going back to California to visit family instead. From the looks of your pictures, ZZ, I made the wrong decision to spend time with family and friends instead of alpacas and donkeys. Grin (although with some of my family, it does seem like it's six of one...)

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« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2012, 09:09:32 PM »

Awesome!  Smiley.
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