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Bit parts

March 15th, 2013 by Joyce · 1 Comment

This month C&D are learning to get bit parts on the local network news stations:

The reporter caught us watching a llama costume show. Like most animals, llamas and alpacas usually aren’t tolerant of having anything on their heads or around their legs; the contest demonstrated the training and calm disposition of the llamas.

Llamas easily and lightly travel over varied, rocky terrain, carrying loads up to a quarter of their weight; they help guard flocks of sheep and goats from predation; and their coats are made of a warm, spinnable, feltable hair. In the Andes, llamas are also used as a food and hide source.

I’ve always liked the idea of llamas, with their friendly camelid shape, soft fur, and expressive eyes, since I first saw one . . . on Sesame Street.

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On the TV, too

March 7th, 2013 by Joyce

Today, while C&D were getting ready for the morning, a local news station was discussing one of their favorite people: Pedestrian Pete. To help explain who Pedestrian Pete was, the local news station took clips from our walk last year and inserted them into the story. C&D were happy to see their friend on the TV, and were amused to see that they themselves were in the story, too.

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Whatever C&D decide to do with their lives, they’ll at least know what good urban planning is–and isn’t.

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