... The kitten's name is Oswald, and he is my photography helper.
This is Cain, a solid silver harlequin (and you can't tell unless you open his fleece). Ozzy looks mildly perturbed by him.
This is Renegade, Cain's half brother, who is one of the most unique harlequin appaloosa alpacas I've ever seen. Ozzy has little interest in him.
Here is Poppy the sheep. While it may look like she and Ozzy are snuggling, she was, in fact, politely "escorting" him out of her paddock. She's done this before, and it's something I really need to get a video of, because it's about the cutest thing imaginable. (I have noticed that "sheep + another animal = insane levels of cute.")
Here is everyone's favorite alpaca, Sparky, sniffing Ozzy. Ozzy looks a tad frightened of her.
I crouched down to try and get better photos of this interaction, and Sparky immediately walked over and began to play one of her favorite games: Take the Clip-On Sunglasses off the Hat. I attempted to get photographic proof of this, but it didn't come out great:
Weirdly enough, one of our other harlequin gals, Mozzarella, has also played this game in the past. What is it with harleys and my clip-on sunglasses?
Finally, here is Penn (AKA Pennyroyal Rose -- Snowmass Royal Rose x TGF Tinker Bella x Snowmass Legacy Gold -- hey, maybe if I start writing shorthand alpaca pedigrees like the reining horse people do, it'll catch on) sniffing the kitten. I'm ending with this one, because it's the best photograph.
Also, Ozzy looks fairly content here. Kind of. Either that, or Penn's breath smells awful.
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.