4 Dec 2011

Storytelling Sunday: The one with the llamas and the wimpy husband!

Firstly it is important to note that although I am quite adventurous and love a challenge, I am NOT an animal lover.
In fact I am a bit *scared* of most animals, especially dogs.
So when I saw the llamas at this little county fair in Southern California, on our recent trip, I was hesitant.
However it was a good photo op.
So I paid the lady a dollar to take a few shots and my husband took a few shots for me.
Then I thought it would be nice to return the favour and asked him to pose with the lama.
My regular followers will know he is a reluctant model at the best of times...
So he starts freaking out and refusing point blank to go anywhere near this creature.
I wanted reasons - after all a dollar is a dollar.
He was muttering about them biting to which the burly lady says in a brash American accent,
"He has never bitten a tourist, thank-you very much."
She seemed a bit offended at the lurid accusation.
However he topped it off by saying there was no way he was going near a llama as they spit.
By this stage SHE was spitting and very shortly repeated the previous statement about how her llamas so not spit at tourists.
We stood for a while, me brandishing the camera ready to take a shot, but he never went anywhere near it.
I tried to take a picture of him shaking his head and looking very annoyed, but I missed it!
So my sister obliged and posed for me - just so that I had enough shots for the layout.
I wanted to play with some paint and I wanted to capture the story in a layout.
So my title is - "So I married a fraidy cat!"
I feel it is fitting for the occasion.

Linking up to Sian's storytelling Sunday.
Anyone else scared of llamas?


  1. Haha. Love the title of the layout, poor husband, forever immortalised :)

    Merry Christmas.

  2. Ha - serves him right - well done you for being brave! Love your paint frame!

    Merry Christmas ♥

  3. Ha ha, guys are sometimes way more scared than us. A family member (complicated one, lol) of mine was petrified of moths, couldnt even be in the same room as them. Merry Christmas!

  4. Lovely layout for a great story. Quite a character, the lama lady, not forgetting your husband as well!
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. he he! I would have been the person refusing to get close the llama. not a huge animal fan over here either! thanks for sharing and have a really happy christmas.

  6. Love the story....but I'm afraid I'm with your husband....I wouldn't have gone near it either!!!

  7. I've never met a Llama! which is lucky becasue I think I know what the answer to your question would be lol

    Thank you so much for joining us Mel. It's a pleasure to have you aboard. Merry Christmas!

  8. No I wouldn't get that close to a Llama, they do spit! poor husband though.
    Merry Christmas to you and thanks for the laugh.

  9. what a great LO I think I would be ok with Llamas but don't have much experience have a happy Christmas xxx

  10. Oh hilarious - I love the title for your layout!
    Merry Christmas :-)

  11. Fab this is why I love scrapbooking, without it there's no way we'd remember these things! I've scrapbooked less this year and I know I can't remember as much of what we've done as I would if I'd taken the time to record memories and reflect on photos.
    Han x
    PS Bless you for reading my JYC ramblings!! Really want to go into lots of detail this year, I'm pregnant so this will be a marker year I think, last one without setting traditions for our own kids! Hence the wittering!

  12. That is funny, but for the record, I'm the fraidy cat camp all the way!

  13. That's so funny! I always thought llamas spat too. Love the LO and it's a great title. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas xx


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