Thursday, October 6

Guest Post: Hope and Alpacas

Hello again, everyone!  It's Hope here!  Today I would like to share a story from when I was about 6.  We were at the Strange Folk festival and there was a PETTING ZOO!  There were dogs, cats, and Alpacas!  The alpacas were in their own cage.  There was a man outside of the cage and he said it was alright if I went in the cage to pet the alpacas.  I was a little nervous but the man assured me that they were friendly and would not bite.  I decided to trust the man and go in.  There were two of them in there-- a black one and a white one.  I decided to pet the white one.  But as I reached my hand out to pet it IT KICKED ME!!!! 

 (My mommy accidentally got this picture right when it happened!)

After it happened I went straight out of the cage.  I was crying a little (mostly because I was scared) so we went to a bench and sat until I decided I was okay.  Then we went and saw a magic show and I hula hooped and played in a sandbox.  Then we when home.  About a week later in Kindergarten we did a class project where we wrote what we were afraid of and all the other kids were afraid of ghosts and witches, but I was afraid of an alpaca.

Well, that's the whole story.  I hope you enjoyed it!  See you next time!  --Hope

44 comments:

  1. Hope, that is so scary!! What a brave girl you are. That alpaca must've eaten something yucky for breakfast and was super cranky. There's no other explanation for why he would be mean to such a cool girl like you!

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  2. Oh no!! I can't believe that alpaca!! I am glad that you weren't hurt! That must have been super scary! PS Love your drawing!!

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  3. I will remember to mind their legs next time I see one!

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  4. Hope, you are such a great story teller! I'm sorry that the alpaca kicked you, how rude! I'm going to be careful the next time I'm around any alpacas.

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  5. Oh my goodness! Aside from being traumatizing, this experience is also quite humorous! I was so excited to meet alpacas when I went to Peru this past May. He was darling & then I turned my back & he MOUNTED ME. Needless to say I was horrified & my intense fondness for alpacas now has been quashed. http://sewmuchsunshine.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

    have a great day!

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  6. Hope! This was an awesome story! The ending was super hilarious!

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  7. your drawing made me giggle. not because he kicked you (that is very sad indeed) but because your picture is so cute!

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  8. Hope I'm glad you're ok that Alpaca was surely crabby. Your story was greatly told and the picture you drew to prove it is the coolest.

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  9. Oh no poor Hope! What a rude little alpaca.

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  10. Hope, your picture made me giggle, too! It's a fantastic drawing and I love that you wrote "ahhh!" over it. I'm so sorry you got kicked by the alpaca, though. If your mom wants to show you, there's a great old Sesame Street video on YouTube called "Me and my Llama" where a girl takes her pet llama to the dentist. I watched it when I was little and think it's really fun. :)

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  11. I am glad you guys liked it!


    Hope

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  12. Oh no :-(
    Im sorry the Alpaca kicked you, that must have been scary :-(

    Your drawing is so cute!

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  13. I love your picture, Hope! That Alpaca was probably more afraid of you than you are of him so I wouldn't worry. ;)

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi hope!!

    My names Tyrese and I'm nine. I really like your guest posts every week and I can't wait for next week so I can read your post!!!!
    I am sorry you got kicked by that Aplpaca, the naughty thing....

    Tyrese
    XO

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  15. Aww hope I'm sorry that happened to you, I would've cried too!!

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  16. Oh Hope!!!! That must of been really SCARY!!! Oh well that is over now.That picture is so....CUTE!!!!

    JADA R o l s t o n ...

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  17. Hope! You are a really good writer! Keep it up!

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  18. Hope, that picture you drew is wonderful! It made me giggle. I can't believe that silly alpaca- You were so brave to go in to pet them.
    Thanks for sharing this story with us!

    <3LJ

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  19. Hope! I'm scared of ostriches for a similar reason. One bit my finger when I was four years old. It really hurt!

    I love your drawing. ;)

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  20. Once when I was about your age I went to pat a camel and it spit at me! I don't like camels that much anymore. Animals can be unpredictable. I'm glad he didn't ruin your day.

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  21. What a fantastic story! And the picture... I laughed so much I cried a little (in a good way). Thanks for sharing!

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  22. a horse stepped on my friend's foot once. it scared her too. great drawing hope!

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  23. Once when I was little I got bit by one of those tiny horses. We had stopped to pet the horses at a lady's farm, and while my mom was talking to her the tiniest pony started biting my leg! I still have a hard time going near horses.

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  24. To Dearest Hope, I feel your "aahhh" When i was 6ish i fed a kangaroo for the first time, its nails were so long it scratched my arm. I still have the scar and i am quite a bit older now (shhh 33yrs) I still love how beautiful the roos are but i keep my distance now xx

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  25. hi hope! sheesh...what a nasty little thing. he must have been cranky that day! one time i got bit by a hampster so i'm kind of scared of them now too!

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  26. i got attacked by goats when i was little at the petting zoo, and am still scared of them to this day (and i'm 29)!!!!
    LOVE your post once again!!

    Good job Hope!
    <3

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  27. eek! what a mean little animal! i'll have to be careful if i ever meet any around where I live. i love that you blog!

    http://breatheandhush.blogspot.com/

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  28. also, i got butted by a goat when I was little! with it's horns. it hurt so bad!!!

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  29. oh no, poor hope! i love alpacas... though, maybe just for the super soft & wonderful yarn they produce.

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  30. Besides that darn alpaca it seems like you had a fun time! Hula hooping is something my younger sister did for a while and got really good at it. You should ask your momma sometime to show you videos of people dancing with hula hoops, I wish I wasn't so clumsy so that I could do it too..
    Thanks for another blog post! I'd love to see more of your drawings again, that alpaca one is way better than any alpaca I could ever draw!

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  31. Must be traumatic! Looking forward to your next post Hope!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  33. Hmm, that must have been so scary :( But I love the drawing and this post. And I guess a lot of people with me!

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  34. Oh, that naughty Alpaca! Maybe one day you'll find a friendly alpaca to pet so you won't be afraid of them anymore.
    Great storytelling Hope!

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  35. The same thing happened to my little sister when she was about your age! Except she was kicked by a goat. She has learned that the goat only did it because he was scared of HER, too. Now she's friends with goats. Maybe one day you'll meet a super nice alpaca who's a bit more friendly c:

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  36. Aw, Hope you're a great story teller but I'm sorry you had a bad alpaca experience! When my mom was a little girl she met a llama, and he stole one of her earrings. I think that before these guys get to hang out with people they might need an etiquette class :)

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  37. Yikes! That's one scary alpaca! Great post :)

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  38. Oh no! I am so sorry that Alpaca kicked you Hope. I am glad you got to turn that scary experience into such a lovely drawing though. I think things becomes less scary when you share how it made you feel, and art is such a good way to do this:)

    Can't wait till your next post Hope. You always have the best stories.

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  39. Awww, Hope! I'm sorry that the alpaca kicked you! I would have been scared too! On the bright side, your drawing of that mean alpaca is lovely. <3

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  40. Teehee! Such a post, Miss Hope-y. What a mean old alpaca, too. He must have been in a bad mood... probably wanted pancakes for breakfast but got crummy old hay instead.

    xo,
    Violet

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  41. this is such a great post, made me totally laugh out loud (at the very end)! i love hope's posts SO much!

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  42. i'm sorry you met such a rude alpaca, hope! your picture is so funny, though! I bet your teacher was surprised that you chose an alpaca to be afraid of!

    you are such a good writer! keep writing down your stories, always!

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  43. oh no! when my brother was about 5 or 6 an alpaca bit him at a petting zoo! things like this are scary at the time, but fun stories to tell later. i loved your story!

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