Zparkler was born 8 years ago, on Easter Sunday, at the Double B R Ranch in Nederland, Colorado. Her human, Bette Rittinger, says she seemed special from the moment she hit the ground. Was it her genes? Who knows. It was no doubt more than that; maybe Providence. Her parents are 100% Bolivian alpacas: her Mom, Zimppally Irresistable and her Dad, Roman Candle. That’s how she got the name Zparkler, spelled with a Z. But– she was also pretty darn sparkly. Of course, all baby alpacas are cute, but she was so very cute, with the biggest, most sparkling eyes. And right from the beginning, those eyes looked SO wise. Also, Zparkler seemed to always be smiling, and still does.
That seems to be contagious. Almost everyone Zparkler meets comes away smiling. “Smile and the world smiles with you”. That’s what Zparkler thinks too.