One of my obsessions (along with tea, teapots, books and cats) has to be my love of all things alpaca and llama. A month or so ago I saw an event shared on Facebook and I told Chris that we had to go. Fortunately my husband is one of the most supportive persons in my obsessions and he agreed it would be a fun day.
So off we went to Cabarrus County to view the Carolina Alpaca Show sponsored by Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners. It was such a fun FREE event and we both had a great time. I think Chris enjoyed it almost as much as me. Well, maybe not quite as much but he is a very good sport.
The event was held at the Cabarrus County Arena and Event Center and after we found the entrance and walked into the designated door I must admit that the pungent smell of livestock greeted us but hey- it’s livestock and cute livestock at that and the longer we spent in the building the less we noticed the smell.
The arena was set up with different sections including a marketplace, a silent auction section, the actual pens where the alpacas were hanging out and then an area where the owners were showing their animals. It was just such a fun event and honestly I don’t know how anyone can be in a bad mood when there are alpacas around.
Some of them were more nervous than others and their characteristic humming indicated that but most of the ones we saw seemed fairly at ease and loved the attention. They are very social animals and so expressive. This little dude was even decked out with a little hat and collar and tie – so cute.
Seriously I do not know how you could look at these creatures and not fall in love with them. Chris thinks I need to have one or a dozen but I just don’t see it in the cards. What do you think?
These two couldn’t stay apart even though a pen separated them. Adorable.
What do you think? Are you an alpaca lover like me? Tell me in the comments and Comment for a Cause for PAWS.