Today was a big day, both for Pedro and I. Rudy Stauffer came down from Placerville to help me learn the basics of llama packing. I'm a little overwhelmed, but very excited. I have been wanting to do this for over a decade. Pedro was a little nervous at first, (so was I). But he responded well to the pack when he was tied. When I tried to lead him for the first time he freaked out and went running all over my back orchard. He only stopped when he tried to run between two fences and got stuck. He tried spitting at the packs to see if they would go away. When he realized they weren't going anywhere he finally calmed down. I led him around and then we took the pack off. It remains to be seen what he does the next time I take it out of the barn (probably he will freak out on sight).