Monday, December 06, 2010


This lady is about out of treats, anybody else out there got something?
Although we didn't have as many visitors as most years, I think everyone had a good time, including the donkeys of course.  The weather was wonderful, nice & sunny.  A lot of the visitors had been here before which is always fun, except when they ask where is "so & so" & they aren't here anymore.  But that means a new home for some donkeys, so that's a good thing.  

Quite a few "parents" of our "graduates" were here & helped out.  Katie/Maggie's savior & her husband came out from Tucson, & brought carrots, which of course was a big hit with the gang.  Had some people interested in maybe adding to their families, one nice woman has 40 acres.  Boy oh boy, does that make my little beady eyes light up, 40 acres would hold a lot of donkeys.......!!!!  (G)  She had been here last year & was talking about minis, because she had never had large animals & wanted to start small I guess.  But she's seriously thinking about standards, & I know of 2 jennies & also 2 geldings that need to be re-homed.  I was ready for her when she said, "but we don't have a trailer"..........we have a trailer 2 or even 4 donkeys would fit in nicely.......!!!  (G)  I had pictures of Flora & Fauna the 2 jennies, which of course I whipped out like a proud parent, & she was going home to talk to her husband.  

Re-homing directly from one home to another works out great for us, & anytime that is an option we will do whatever we can to make it happen.

Courtney is suppose to come out today, to work on C.J's little feet again.  It will take awhile to get them to where they need to be.  Regular trimmings will go a long way to making her more comfortable, although she seems to be walking much better already.   She goes out to run around with the others, although I don't think she's been over to Burroland yet.  She seems to just hang around the pen area.  The horses & mules have never been that interested in going on the other 20 acres, where as the donkeys can't wait to get over there.  If we forget to open the gate, you would think they were being horribly abused to hear them complain.  Usually old crippled Pepper is the 1st one to get over there, we haven't been able to figure out how he beats the others to the gate.  We also don't know what the big deal is, but that's where they want to be.  When we go over there they let us know we aren't welcome, they go on alert, snort & try to hide.  I guess it's their little plot of wild country. 


Anonymous said...

We had a wonderful time seeing all the sweet donkeys and other equines and the excellent and loving care they receive. Thanks for all you do!

Tish said...

Glad you made it out, the fur kids really enjoy Open House. Once they figure out why they are stuck in the pens, they really get into it.