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Day 8: R.I.P. Dolly the Llama

One of today’s headlines in the Duluth News Tribune: Duluth zoo’s ‘Dolly the Llama’ dies (see full article here).

A few months ago, Keith and I paid a visit to the Lake Superior Zoo. We’re both animal lovers (sometimes I think Keith missed out on his true calling of becoming a veterinarian) and neither of us had visited the Zoo in years, so we decided to check it out. It was a blast!

We met the kangaroos first. Well, kind of. They were sleeping in the shade and we couldn’t get them to wake up. Secretly, we wanted to rile those ‘roos up and see ’em box, but no such luck. Next we wandered over to the lions’ den. A lioness was in the midst of devouring a cardboard box, probably wishing it was one of the little kids who was watching her in awe through the glass partition. The brown bears were splashing lazily in their pool. The monkeys were showing off. The bats were incredibly scary. Horror-movie scary. I moved through their exhibit pretty quickly.

And then we met Dolly the Llama and promptly fell in love. She had sass. She planted fuzzy kisses in outstretched hands, and while she shared her affection with all of her admirers, I think she liked us best. Below are some of the shots we snapped as she hammed it up for our camera (she may have missed her calling as a llama model).

Dolly getting ready to say hello

 

Oh, hi!

 

Playing hard to get

 

And back for some love, showing us her toothy grin.

We loved Dolly. Today, we remember her fondly, and we’re both thankful to have met her.

 

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