Saturday, April 07, 2007

TRAINING DAY FOR TULA....!!!




This is a picture of Kathy Dean from Longhopes Donkey Shelter working with our Tula this morning. Tula has been here since last August & has never warmed up to people. Kathy offered to show us how to work with her. She accomplished more in an hour, than we have in all those months. As you can tell from the set of Tula's head, she isn't thrilled with this turn of events. Kathy did get the halter on her 3 or 4 times though. It will be up to us to continue working with her on a daily basis, so she can learn that people are not going to hurt her. Kathy said Tula acts like she is waiting for something bad to happen, even though we've never forced ourselves on her. She obviously has unpleasant memories from her past.

This is John & Lucy watching the "training". Actually Lucy was about to fall asleep, especially after John quit petting.

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