(PNS reporting from PERU) Rosalin Llosa learned the hard way that absence doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder.
On a recent trip to her birthplace of Arequipa, Peru, Rosalin was reunited with her beloved childhood llama, Pepita. Though Rosalin raised the orphaned llama from infancy, the animal remained aloof to her presence.
“I thought she’d get all excited like in those YouTube videos,” Rosalin said, “but look at her just eating grass; she won’t even look up. Why won’t you look at me!? I LOVE YOU!”
Rosalin suspects the animal is holding a grudge for being abandoned.
“What was I suppose to do? Take her on the plane? Oh sure, come live in my Manhattan studio apartment. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?!” Rosalin complained before bursting into tears.
Local bruja and llama whisperer, Canela de Soto, was called in to communicate with the llama.
“She wants to eat grass,” stated de Soto, “Any kind, doesn’t matter.”
For her part, Pepita continued to chew on grass as Rosalin cried softly to herself. When asked for a statement, Pepita spit into the tape recorder.
Sara Inés Calderón contributed to this report.