Thursday, March 18, 2010


It certainly looks like it.  Sha'ba hasn't had a blanket on in about a week.  Pepper hasn't had one the last 2 nights & is feeling frisky enough to try to jump Hanna last night when John let them out.  Now I have the problem of figuring out how to effectively wash the dirty blankets.  I tried washing some in the washing machine a couple of years ago.  They came out clean but the buckles tore up the soft inside covering,. Rinsing them off doesn't do a very good job.  But they really need to be cleaned.....maybe soaking in a tub?  Or maybe use the gentle wash cycle, & take them out before they spin. 

We were going to haul Paladin to his new home this Sunday, but Courtney wants to come out to trim, so I'm trying to juggle things around.  

It also looks like we're not going to be able to get a vet down to Dos Cabazos to geld Paladin's son.  I've been working on it for over 2 months & have really hit a brick wall.  Sooo, the plan now is, for us to bring Chico & his mom Lupe here (he's still nursing), get him gelded & give him a couple of days to recuperate & take him back home.  It's a lot of hassle for us, but in the long run it will be good for Chico.  Jacks do not have a good opportunity to get a permanent long term home.  Although he is in a stable home now, the chances of him staying in that home for the next 40 years is slim.  It's not unusual for a donkey to be in 7-8 homes in their lifetime.  We had one little girl that was in 5 homes before the age of 2.   

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