Thursday, August 16, 2012

Envisioning Protection

Remember the story of the guy who went overboard in a storm and was hours in the sea and as he was getting tired he prayed to God to save him?  As the story goes on, someone comes by in a boat and reaches out to the guy and he says something like, "that's O.K. God will save me; you can go on".  Hours later we find the guy getting worried but alas another, would be rescuer, comes by and is ready to toss the guy a life ring until he says, "God is coming to save me, you go on and see if anyone else needs help".  All good stories have a third occurrence and this one is no different.  And yes the same answer, "God will save me".   When the guy eventually drowns and goes to heaven, he asks God why he didn't save him and God replies, "I sent three rescuers."

Here is my dilemma- I asked for another guard llama and was offered a guard dog, an alpaca, and most recently two older llamas that came as a package deal.  I turned down all three - now what.

There was one guy who had a llama that he had for six months but didn't know how old it was and the story seemed a little foggy in a couple of other areas.

I found a llama on craigslist today, but it was an intact male and everyone says that is not a good idea except the guy selling the llama.  What am I to do?  Read less?  Think less? or do I still have opportunities yet to come?  Two other considerations are, that none of the llamas available are close and I don't want to spend a lot of money.  But then as I hear the coyotes in the distance at night I worry that I am not being responsible and tell myself, "what's money".

The time has come to ask in a new clearer way and listen carefully.  I think I will envision the animals here being protected and see what comes.


  1. Give it time. I don't think God would send Craigslist ads your way, but then, what do I know. I'd wait for a neutered male or female. It'll happen. You don't want to be sorry you settled for anything less than what you're looking for.

  2. That's tough! I am in the habit of just taking whatever comes along and then dealing with the consequences (usually not good ones!). I hope you find your llama. Keep up and you'll figure it out!