Sunday, December 03, 2006

Open House!

We had a great Open House this week-end. Met a lot of nice people & the donkeys for the most part were thrilled with all the extra attention & treats. Both of the mules ignored everyone & wouldn't even take treats. Snowy doesn't see or hear very well, so any change to her routine really confuses her. Jack isn't going to accept treats from strangers, just to make them happy. He'd rather stand on the other side of the pen & watch them out of the corner of his eye. We don't call him the "grand old man with attitude" for nothing.

Max the horse, figured out how to get people's attention. At mealtime, he has always "played" a tune on the gate by running his mouth along the pipe, which makes a humming sound. He started "playing" a tune for some of the people, when they were feeding donkeys instead of him. A lot of people didn't know what was going on, but John & I got a kick out of watching him, work to get their attention.

We had no idea how the week-end would go, but we had such a good time, we're already looking forward to next year. A lot of people said they'd like to come back, which we hope they will do.

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