Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Sudden change in the weather. There was frost on Alonza the llama this morning. Alonza is one of five llamas we keep around the place as sheep guards. He lives in the large lot with the rams, just over the fence from the rose garden. Most of the rams are disagreeable enough to look after themselves, but, after some bad experiences, we are taking no chances. I don't think he really likes sheep, but seems content enough. The five llamas we now have are a replacement for Caesar, our original llama, who died from a lightening strike. Caesar, by contrast, liked sheep, but didn't think much of people. An elegant and faithful animal, it took all five new llamas to fill the spot he left.