Tuesday, August 26, 2008


The picture on the right is Rocky when he left here 3 years ago. On the left shows what a pretty boy he is now. The reason he is on the other side of the corral is, I couldn't get far enough away from him to get a picture. He is still a people type of guy & wants to be where you are.

Gus has been trying to either get in the corral with him, or trying to get him out of the corral, ever since we got him home. I can't figure out if he is trying to play, or trying to squash him. He rears up, lunges at the corral panel with all his weight behind it. Needless to say the corral panel doesn't stay where it is. Rocky seems more than willing to participate in the game, so hopefully it's just boys being boys. We'll have to be careful when we let Rocky out, in fact we'll probably put Gus in a pen, so Rocky can get comfortable with his surroundings without Gus' nosy nose in his business.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

What a beautifully sweet face - I just want to give him a big kiss on his nose. He sure looks different now from 3 years ago!

Tish said...

He gives kisses, if you put your face close to him, he starts wiggling his lips.

And he hugged me the first day he was here. I usually teach the ones that aren't too arthritic to raise their heads to put their head on my shoulder. The woman that had him was quite tall, so I seriously doubt if she continued having him do that.
Within an hour after we got home with him, he put his head on my shoulder & pushed down lightly. I'm sure he remembers doing that when he was a little guy. He's a good boy & very sweet natured.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, that's such a nice story. Do you think he remembers you? How did you originally teach him to do that? It fascinates me how different each of my five donkeys are. They all love me up in their own ways...two are being adopted this weekend and I'm feeling very sad...

Tish said...

I don't know if he remembers me or not. But since he remembers the behavior I think he might.

I just raise their head up & sit it on my shoulder. Then I rub down their ears & do "scritches" all over their head. Most of them really like it.

You'll miss the ones that leave, but remember that if it wasn't for your involvement they might never have found their family. I fight this battle with John when we get healthy ones in & a home turns up. He's a little possessive. Of course you have 6, which is a reasonable number & "feels" like a family group. We have 20 right now, & I tell John they are much better with a family that can give them a lot of attention, because we don't have time. He agrees, but reluctantly.......!!! (G)