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Getting Dom, the youngest in Nancy and Leroy Johnson's llama herd, to stand still for a photo is no easy job. Judy Wiff photos

Couple finds their llamas a labor of love

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Nancy and Leroy Johnson could be raising goats. That's what they intended, but in the last three years they've accumulated 10 ½ llamas and not one goat.


"We have to do it for love," said Leroy of their growing llama herd. "It's not for making money."

Part of the thrill is personified in Dom, the Johnson's youngest llama, whose full name means "Sunday surprise" and who was born delightfully at dawn on Easter.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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