We took Lupe & Chico home this afternoon. They actually loaded pretty easy, John got in the trailer with a carrot & that was all Chico needed, in he went. Lupe wasn't quite so sure, but after a couple of abortive attempts she went in, got her carrot & hopped back out. That's OK, we aren't of the "SHUT THE DOOR" school of trailer loading. We let them have a choice, of course the ground area they have is very small behind the trailer. John backs the trailer up to the open gate & once they are close to the trailer we close the gate which means they can't get back in the pen. So the option is to either stand in a very small area with nothing going on or hop in the trailer & get a treat & have the people make over you. If they haven't had a bad trailer experience they usually opt for the treat route. After a couple of minutes she hopped back in & I closed the back door.
Mae was happy to have them home, & Lupe knew she was home. As soon as we got there, she started fussing to get out of the trailer. Opened it up, & out they came, as you can see they weren't too tramatized. They hung around with us for a few minutes until they figured out no more treats & then wandered off, heads down chomping on some of the greenery our late winter rains are responsible for.
Mae will check Chico out frequently & hopefully it won't be too long before he drops & we can bring him back & have him gelded.
We split the jennies up. Hanna & Katie stayed in the jenny pen, Daisy & Frijolita moved over to the pen Lupe & Chico had been using. Daisy & Frijolita were a little confused until they figured out there was food in that pen too, then it was OK.
We've been doctoring Jenny's eye for a probable ulcerated cornea. We were going to take her to the vet Friday, when I noticed it was cloudy, but Nancy wasn't available. So John went in & picked up the ointments (2) & we have been putting them in her eye as prescribed. It seems to be getting better or we would have made an appointment & taken her in. We're keeping a fly mask on her to keep the sun from irritating it. She's keeping it open & it only weeps when we put the ointment in, & it looks like it's less cloudy, so hopefully we won't have to take her in. When we first started Friday it took a halter, lead & a LOT of patience. Jenny can be a real formidable opponent. She's strong & determined. She's stopped jumping around like a grasshopper, & now we can doctor her without the halter & lead & she doesn't wiggle TOO much. Of course treats are expected & this morning John forgot. I noticed her body language & although she already had her fly mask on I can well imagine the look on her face. I told John he better come up with a treat real quick, or her level of cooperation probably wasn't going to continue.