From LLLamas

Peter Pangolin celebrates pangolin trafficking ban

Good news for Pangolins

Peter Pangolin (pictured below) passed on a report from good news (a ban on pangolin trafficking) and bad news: Pangolins are still the most trafficked mammals in the world.

Peter Pangolin
Peter Pangolin

Peter Pangolin – world’s luckiest Pangolin

Pangolins eat ants and termites, and Peter was allergic to them, so as a sickly little pangolin, traffickers ignored him. It was Peter’s luckiest day when he was scooped up by a Veterinarian Without Borders who put him into a tiny diplomatic pouch and sent him to her family in France. Her parents took great care to find food that he liked. He fattened up, calmed down, and stopped curling into the tiny “I’m scared” ball which is characteristic of frightened pangolins.

Peter Pangolin welcomed by a family of truffle hunters

Peter’s luck apparently knows no bounds. He had been welcomed into a family of truffle-hunters who had been living and working in France for generations. It turned out that Peter was the best of all truffle-hunting mammals: he can find them, but he doesn’t like to eat them.

Peter eat up some profits

French LLLama
French LLLama

Because Peter is really skilled at truffle-finding, Peter and his new family make lots of money. After carefully saving 25% of his earnings, he travels to Paris one weekend each month to visit with his close friend, the French LLLama. They stroll on the Champs-élysées, drink café au lait, and continue their search for Paris’ best apple cake.

Peter Pangolin and French LLLama in the world

Peter Pangolin in books, cards and prints

Peter Pangolin is featured in The Small Friends’ Chronicles, a 70-page compendium of whimsical creatures’ portraits and stories, available in softcover, and electronic versions. Find his cards and prints at The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market.

French LLLama in books, cards and prints

French LLLama is one of 36 LLLamas featured in Meet the LLLamas, available as a Kindle edition,  from Create Space, online or in signed copies at the Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market.


Candy Wafer LLLama Peeps Protection Stymied

Protector of Peeps® Candy Wafer LLLama is one of the LLLamas featured in Meet the LLLamas. She has a new challenge, but she’s ready.

Meet the LLLamas
Meet the LLLamas
Candy Wafer LLLama is in charge of Peeps Protection
Candy Wafer LLLama is in charge of Peeps Protection

As her fans know, she was the SpokesLLLama for a number of multi-national candy companies until senior management replaced her with a giggling animated candy bar. She recovered from that insult by joining an international nondenominational non-profit that cares for retired Easter Bunnies.

Her second job: Peeps Protection

She took on a very part-time job, Peeps® Protection, and began blogging for “Safety First: Keep Peeps® Out of Microwaves.”  In the early years, when Peeps® were in stores for 15 minutes before Easter, this was a very part time job. Now that Peeps® are available year-round, she has had to up her game. None of her friends are surprised that she now has two full-time jobs.

Her challenge thrown down from AARP

A recent AARP newsletter features 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Peeps® which would be fascinating were it not for the instructions for creating a microwave to-the-death engagement between two Peeps® and two toothpicks.

Candy Wafer read the piece and cried “For shame!” She has begun a massive social media campaign to thwart this dastardly turn in the long and storied life of Peeps®.

Peeps Protection and the international water crisis

“Peeps® protection has never been more important than it is today. With a growing international water crisis, it is irresponsible to blast Peeps® in a microwave. The cleanup takes an enormous amount of water. Melted and boiled sugar is difficult to remove from easily accessible spaces, but microwaves require a long reach — especially for short people.

“Inevitably,” she added, “the culprit is not the one in charge of cleanup.”


Signed copies of Meet the LLLamas are available at the Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis for $9.99 plus tax.