Despite what the forecast has been calling for, we've been enjoying a mostly sunny Thursday so far. Yesterday's intermittent showers only saw 0.2" of rainfall pour down on the mountain. It continues to feel warmer than it has all year, as we barely missed tagging 70 degrees for a high temperature. Our lowest reading came in at 55. As the sun dances in and out of the puffy clouds filling the sky, we keep hanging out in the upper 60's. Curious to see how it'll shake out as the day progresses.
No need to hesitate, let's feature another one of our lovable llamas, a valuable veteran of the team...ELLIS! This guy is the epitome of small but mighty, able to hold his own with the rest of the herd. His consistent work performance makes him a great member of the team, and he's never shied away from lugging loads like those of the bigger dudes. Despite being the shortest of all enlisted LeConte llamas through recent years, he's learned to grow up tough, and in no way yields to the thirst for dominance from the "alphas" or the annoying curiosity of the young bloods. And his attitude is pretty much always on display, with ears pinned back and eyes almost squinting in disgust, although he's never one to seek out trouble. It's safe to assume Ellis is generally put-out 24/7, but he seems to soften up to Chrissy's sweet coaxing when needs be. One of his more comical traits is watching him depart the trailer after returning home from a long day's work. The taller and longer legged llamas are able to stride out with ease, but Ellis being shorter in stature has to do an odd but cute spread eagle to complete the leap. It's hard not to giggle every time. Attitude or not, we wouldn't change anything about him, and we appreciate all that he's done for our operation. Let's salute this small but mighty llama, and here's to seeing Ellis churn out miles with the likes of the big guys for ages to come!
Have a great rest of the afternoon.
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