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Grazing on the courthouse lawn, a llama

Written October 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

This is the look a dignified llama has when it’s not that interested in the camera.

This llama and his master — he seemed more like his friend — are frequent visitors to Albany. But Saturday I met them for the first time.

It went like this:

You may have noticed that I asked Mr. McCool a stupid question. Of course a llama named Caesar is a male. What was I thinking?

This encounter on the courthouse lawn wasn’t the biggest thing that went on downtown on Saturday. But on my daily bike ride, it happened to be what I saw. (hh)





7 responses to “Grazing on the courthouse lawn, a llama”

  1. CHEZZ says:

    Mr. McCool, thank you for sharing your very cool llama with us, a peaceful respite!

  2. hj.anony1 says:

    “Oh! be careful back there…” quickly followed by a Hasso chortle.

    Made me LOL too. Thanks, I needed that!

  3. Ray Kopczynski says:

    Larry McCool and Caesar are regular visitors to (and inside) the Albany Historic Carousel & Museum. Caesar loves to get hugged by kids! :-) The Carousel also has Caesar-autographed books in the giftshop. Larry travels around the NW showing Caesar at no-charge!

    He’s also made national news: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/08/05/therapy-llama-caesar-no-drama-llama-diffuses-tension-protests/

  4. Patricia Eich says:

    I also saw Caesar, the no Drama Llama at the Saturday Market yesterday. The first time I saw him was last December at the Christmas Storybook Land drive through. My ganddaughter was delighted with him and was able to pet him when he stuck his head inside our vehicle. Very cute, he pops up around town now and then.

  5. Scott Bruslind says:

    Caesar is an exceptional creature. I recall Larry mentioning that no other llama in his herd has the same temperament. Our guard llamas certainly did not. Very high drama when coyotes were lurking.
    Always nice to see Caesar out and about, sporting a very fashionable cut for the fall season.
    Thank you

  6. Pat Kight says:

    Caesar, the No-Drama Llama, is a regular at the Farmers’ Market and at events such as the Albany Pride Parade. He’s wonderful.

  7. Bill Kapaun says:

    Hopefully, llama tastes better than yak.

 

 
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