Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Just My Luck

From today's Roundup:

And finally, USC fans can rest easy. They may have squandered any hopes of a national championship by choking against UCLA, but at least they'll get to see some llamas. "Llamas have waited 15 years to appear in the Rose Parade. On New Year's Day, 18 of the animals and their owners will stroll down Colorado Boulevard. Joan Selby, a member of the Llama Association of Southern California, sent the original application to the parade committee 15 years ago."

"Paul Holman, president and chairman of the board of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, said he has been told llamas had not been allowed in the parade because horses fear them and react as if the llamas were predators."
Friends of Phoblog know my love of the noble llama. Can't believe I'll likely miss them this year! Unfair.

2 comments:

jvgordon said...

Also weird that llamas and dogs perceive each other as enemies. I have actually seen llamas being used as pack animals get upset around dogs, who had to be held back. What is it about llamas, a fine animal to be sure, that angers other domesticated animals so?

cd said...

Jealousy.