When Lynn and Linda are here the pace picks up, and we try to keep up..........LOL The guys are working on Leddy's shelter. It was Leo's shelter, but for some reason Leo decided he didn't want to go into that pen. Have no idea what happened, it would take 2 or more people to get him in there and that was after circling the pen area a couple of times. Leddy doesn't care , so they just traded pens and it's working.
We had planned on putting a shelter in that pen, got the boards the day we went to the Pecan Festival, but things had been busy. They started yesterday and should have it pretty well done today. Had to go to town to get things John forget to put on the list. That always seems to happen, no matter how nice a list he makes, there's something that get forgotten.
Of course there is always extra help, I think this is Leddy trying to figure out what in the world they are doing to his pen.
Looks like Pepsi thinks they need his help also. I'm pretty sure they don't.
We have a problem, actually we have 2 problems that we've not had before. One of them is really not much of a surprise. Boaz has always been the head gelding, and there hasn't been anyone that challenged him. While Boaz was gone to Colorado this summer Joe one of the 3 that are boarding, while their family gets a house built, took over the job. They have squabbled ever since Boaz came back, up to and including bloody ears, hair patches missing, and one bitten tallywacker. Poor Boaz, Joe really knows how to hurt a guy..........!!! The yelling and wrestling is dying down, so I guess they are figuring it out. Not sure who won, maybe they will share the duties, although Boaz is usually pretty sure of his position. If he is let out of his pen first he runs to Joe's gate and they scream at each other, I guess telling the other one what they will do when that gate is opened.
The other problem is with Don Juan one of the other boarders. Just in the last couple of days he has been terrorizing and actually biting and slamming Gigi around. He's not acting like a jack trying to breed, he's just acting like an overbearing jerk. He's had her trapped in her pen, which to her is her safe place. He's also had her in a shelter up against the wall. If he's out and she's in her pen, he'll go to her gate, like he's waiting until she comes out, so he can get her. Very weird........!!! The 1st time he did it, I had to break it up and he tried to ignore me, he was so focused on her. I had a 5 foot long flexible rod, and even using his butt as a target 4 or 5 times didn't faze him. All this time he had hold of her neck and wouldn't let go. I finally whacked his butt harder than I wanted to and he let go and I could run him off.
As long as this is going on they won't be out at the same time, last night he stayed in the pens, today Gigi is staying in the pens. She's already crippled, she doesn't need all that banging around and biting.
Linda took this video of Penny following Lynn to her pen. She knew there were cookies when she got there, and was more than willing to up the pace......!!!
It's about time for Lynn and Linda to head for California to sell Christmas trees. They are taking Saddik the dog and also Doug is going with them to work as security at the tree lot. So it will be just John and me for about a month. They almost took our poo picker, I guess they have quite a few young men working for them and it would have been good money for him. But he has family obligations for the holidays and decided not to go. Whew! If he had gone, not only would it just be John and I for chores, but we'd have poo to do too.........!!! LOL We could do it but it's been quite awhile since we done both and probably would take us a lot longer.
They plan on leaving Monday, then I guess John and I will have a "pity party"..........!! LOL When they come back after Christmas we are going to try to participate in the Tucson Rodeo Parade the 22nd of February. We plan on taking 4 donkeys, although I signed up for 5, just in case someone else wants to participate. If they do, Quilla is in waiting. BlackJack will carry the banner with Forever Home on it. The other 3 will be Lynn and Linda's donkeys with their pack saddles. If there is another person that wants to participate, we have a pack saddle for Quilla. You have to dress old fashioned, John has his miner costumes, but I don't have anything and Lynn and Linda when they do burro pack racing, wear minimal clothes, shorts and tank tops. So I guess we'll have to go find some miner clothes.