Rojo The Perfectly Imperfect Llama

Rojo The Perfectly Imperfect Llama     

by Shannon Joy; Illustrated by Theresa Johnson    

This simple, beautifully told and illustrated story of Rojo the Llama, is about the handsome redheaded man about town who is loved by so many in the Northwest. A member of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, Rojo was a “perfectly" beautiful baby — who won a blue ribbon at his first county fair. By the following year, however, his body had grown — imperfectly according to judges — and his show career was over.

That is where the real magic began…

Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas therapy teams serve Portland and Vancouver areas, providing volunteer and reduced-cost visitation into children’s hospitals, senior communities, rehab facilities and schools.

Since 2007, the teams have completed over 1,000 therapeutic visits, and made appearances at countless private and community events — often supporting efforts to raise funds foranimals and people in need.  

Sweet Rojo is ranked the #1 “Beyond the Showring” PR llama in the world, according to the International Llama Registry, and has been featured in books, on television, Huffpost Live, “O, the Oprah Magazine” and more.

Rojo the Perfectly Imperfect Llama is as special as Rojo himself, and a book to treasure or give as gifts that you can be sure will be loved by recipients of all ages. It is available on Amazon, at specialty farm and animal giftshops, and book stores everywhere. 

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Kristan Dael is a freelance writer and the alter ego of Jennifer Mccammon. She lives in Portland with her pups, and strives to produce articles that inform, edify, engage and entertain.