Millions of Americans are struggling with addiction. This is Brittany’s story.
Brittany had a rough childhood. Her mom, Bookoo, couldn’t provide what she needed, and Brittany nearly starved. She was forced to turn to foster parents for milk and love.
Tulip says: “Brittany was always searching for a mother figure, a positive role model. The fosters parents tried to help, but…they’re humans. So Brittany had a terrible habit of latching onto anyone who was still nursing a cria. I spit in her face myself, so she wouldn’t steal my milk for Tuscany.”
When Brittany was almost one, she was adopted by her foster family and brought to Cliff House Alpaca Ranch. Everything seemed to be going fine, until they began passing around a bag of carrots.
Mikayla says: “Brittany is clearly the family’s favorite, even though she is spoiled and pushy. So of course she got the first carrot. What none of us realized was how that first taste would change her forever.”
Brittany ate all the carrots, before any of the other alpacas could even try them. She even knocked Mikayla and Tulip out of the way, to prevent them from getting their share. Mom and Dad know they are enabling Brittany’s habit, but they can’t help it.
Dad says: “We know we shouldn’t let her push the other girls around, and that she shouldn’t get all the carrots…” Mom breaks in, “But she’s the closest thing to a grandchild we have.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with a carrot addiction, congratulations. They’re good for you. Just don’t let Brittany see you eating them!