Sunday, December 17, 2006


Shiloh has been with us for almost 3 years, & in all that time we have never heard him make a sound. He was very shut down when we got him, & it took 2 years for him to react to anything going on around him. The day we saw an ear turn to catch sounds was a red letter day. Then he started watching us & the other donkeys. He's even learned to play with the other donkeys occasionally.

Yesterday morning John & I were in the feed room, fixing the pans & for some reason Shiloh was the only one there. I opened the door to see if anyone else had shown up, & his nostrils started flaring. I asked him what he was doing & he actually huffed a couple of times. You would have thought we'd won a million dollars, we were so excited........!!!!

Shiloh has never made a sound or even attempted to. He has lots of scarring on his throat, probably from either dogs, or aggressive equine. Since he had never made a sound, we assumed his vocal cords were probably damaged.

My mission now is to get him to do a full blown bray........!!!

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