For some reason having signs on the pens isn't allowed, we all spent a lot of time today, replacing signs that got pulled down. One we didn't find at all, we figure Pepsi must have ate it.
The volunteers were great, came early & stayed late. C.J. finally got the cornstarch combed out of her hair. I never got a chance to groom her, but Terry brought her grooming tools & did C.J. & quite a few of the others. She use to come out quite often & groom, but her little family of donkeys, mules & pot bellied pigs, not to mention chickens, ducks & geese, more than keeps her busy these days. Glad she had a chance to come out, we hadn't seen her in a long time.
Mae brought enough food to feed an Army or two right down to the pickles, & napkins. She had never been out here, although 3 of her donkeys have been here, Paladin, Lupe & Chico. Paladin & Chico, were both gelded here because Mae lives so far out in the boonies, it's almost impossible to get a vet to come out to her place.
I think this is Georgette's 3rd Open House. She almost knows as much about the donkeys as we do. She's Sha'ba's godmother & brought him some treats as his Christmas present. Of course he also got choked on some timothy pellets, while she was here, so she got to help get him cleared. I really didn't think they could get enough pellets with people feeding them by hand, but he managed somehow.
John had left a soda sitting in the golf cart, while he showed some folks around. It was nice & warm today, & when he tried to take a drink of his soda there were 2 bees in the can & one of them bit him on the lip. OUCH! I ran out to the feed room & got some of the donkey's Benedryl & gave him 3 & then pulled out the stinger. His lip isn't sore & hardly swelled at all, but he's got the heebie-jeebies & can't sit still tonight. Hope it wears off before bedtime, or he might not get much sleep tonight. When he was taking chemo a few years ago they gave him benedryl as a pre-med & he had the same reaction, but we forgot about that in the rush of trying to do something before his lip swelled up.
The weather is suppose to be warm & sunny tomorrow, so hopefully we'll have lots of visitors, which always makes the donkeys happy.