Sunday, February 17, 2008


We delivered Belle & Shiloh to their new home this afternoon. They came out of the trailer & discovered new grass coming up all over their pasture. Down went the heads & the teeth started nibbling. The grass is only about 1/2 inch long, so they aren't going to get much for their effort until it gets a little longer. Did they show any gratitude for this wonderful change in their lifestyle.......????? NO! They did take time out to accept a treat from their new Mom, & weren't skittish at all. I was glad to see Shiloh accept the change in his life, without getting scared. Belle is his security blanket, which helped him a lot, I'm sure.

When we got home there was a message on our phone from the woman we delivered Gus to a few months ago. She has had an unexpected lifestyle change & must find someplace for not only Gus but Chili, her original donkey. She's not sure the change will be permanent & we said they could come here until she decides whether she will be able to have them back with her or not. We'll go get them tomorrow, hopefully it will go smoothly. Gus did not load in the trailer very easily when he was here overnight, & I doubt that Chili has been in a trailer for years. So it should be interesting.

It seems like anytime we find a home for donkeys, it doesn't take long for us to get a call about donkeys needing a new home. We would like to downsize our herd, but it doesn't seem to work out that way.

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