Exmouth: llama love for Ollie and Golly

PUBLISHED: 13:51 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:51 20 April 2018

Four-legged friends, Ollie and Golly, and their owners Maggie and Paul Jee from Peak Hill Llamas paid a visit to Fernihurst Residential Care Home in Exmouth. Resident Brian Goodson says hello to friendly llama Golly. Picture: Nicky Feasby

Four-legged friends, Ollie and Golly, and their owners Maggie and Paul Jee from Peak Hill Llamas paid a visit to Fernihurst Residential Care Home in Exmouth. Resident Brian Goodson says hello to friendly llama Golly. Picture: Nicky Feasby

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Llamas Ollie, 13, and 15-year-old Golly paid a visit to residents at an Exmouth care home for some animal therapy.

Four-legged friends, Ollie and Golly, and their owners Maggie and Paul Jee from Peak Hill Llamas paid a visit to Fernihurst Residential Care Home in Exmouth. Resident Brian Goodson says hello to friendly llama Golly. Picture: Nicky Feasby Four-legged friends, Ollie and Golly, and their owners Maggie and Paul Jee from Peak Hill Llamas paid a visit to Fernihurst Residential Care Home in Exmouth. Resident Brian Goodson says hello to friendly llama Golly. Picture: Nicky Feasby

Residents at Fernihurst Nursing Home, in Douglas Avenue, spent time petting and stroking the pair of friendly llamas.

Maggie Jee, owner and founder of Peak Hill Llamas, in Sidmouth, said the animals were renowned for their gentle nature and love of meeting new people.

She said: “There is something very therapeutic about being in the presence of a llama and we find that when we visit nursing homes, there is usually quite a buzz. It’s a great experience for the residents and their families to enjoy.

“Golly and Ollie both have a really laid-back gentle nature which means they were perfect for our visit to Fernihurst.

Four-legged friends, Ollie and Golly, and their owners Maggie and Paul Jee from Peak Hill Llamas paid a visit to Fernihurst Residential Care Home in Exmouth. Resident Brian Goodson says hello to friendly llama Golly. Picture: Nicky Feasby Four-legged friends, Ollie and Golly, and their owners Maggie and Paul Jee from Peak Hill Llamas paid a visit to Fernihurst Residential Care Home in Exmouth. Resident Brian Goodson says hello to friendly llama Golly. Picture: Nicky Feasby

“Golly loves being the centre of attention, and will happily go down on his knees beside people so that they can easily stroke and interact with him.”

Fernihurst manager Nicky Feasby said: “Our residents love animal visits. “Many of our residents had never met a llama before so it was wonderful to be able to provide this new experience and see their faces light up.”

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