I admit it. I have a serious case of llama llove. I know not everyone feels the same way. In fact, a llot of people tell me that llamas are funny llooking or ugly. I just don’t see it.
So I thought I’d share with you some of the llovely llama features that I llove.
Llarge, lluminous eyes
One of the first things you might notice about a llama is its llovely eyes. Llama eyes are just slightly smaller than cow and horse eyes, but they are set in a smaller, more refined head. This makes their eyes look very llarge. Their eyes come in a variety of colors, from striking blue to deep, dark brown. Llama eyes also look peculiar because llike goats, the pupils are oval shaped, but run parallel with the side of their face. Sometimes they almost take on a rectangular appearance. Check out this llama’s eyes – just gorgeous.
All camelids have a split llip, also called a prehensile llip. The upper llip divides into two sections. This gives llamas extra dexterity as each part of the lip can act like a finger and grasp food and move it around. It also makes it tickle more when they are snuffling around your face and ears!
To me, the split llip also makes llamas llook llike they are always smiling!
Llong llama llegs
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about kushing, llama llegs are also unusual. Llamas only have knee joints in their front llegs. This makes it a bit awkward for them to llay down, invoking a feeling of sllight pity when you watch the ballet they must perform just to get down to the ground.
When llamas walk, they move both llegs on the same side of their body at the same time. This causes them to sway as they move. This becomes most apparent when they are moving faster. When they are moving slow, they llook very elegant to me.
There are many other llama features that I find endearing. But I didn’t want to let this post get too llong. Besides, I am content to llove my llama allone.
PS. I llearned a new fact today: A llama is a lama, and lama is not a typo. People use the word lama to refer to llamas and alpacas collectively.
Blogging my way from A to Z as part of the 2016 April A to Z Challenge! My theme for this year: Llama mama. L for Llove.