After breakfast we took a little walk in order to see a few alpacas and sheep. I don't really know much about alpacas, though I sure have been seeing a lot of them in the last few months (well, two different alpaca sightings in two months). I know that they can be guard animals for sheep. Or I think I know that. I certainly told L. and Fat T. that they were with conviction in my voice. But I don't really know what they're like. Are they like llamas, liable to spit in your face and attack you? Or are they like sheep, dumb as bricks and with very little interest in being patted? Our time with this flock barely solved any of these great mysteries (which I could easily solve by googling, but sometimes it's just as much fun not knowing). What I can surmise is that alpacas are smarter than sheep and super attentive to their surroundings, but they're not averse to eating feed directly out of your palms. That said, they're not really into cuddling...and I could never quite tell if they were at ease with our presence in their pens, or waiting for the right moment to strike us in our faces with their hooves.