Tula has figured out a new way to show her independence the last few days. In the evening when John goes out to do round-up most if not all of them are within sight around the pens. As soon as Tula sees him, she heads over to Burroland, being followed by her most loyal supporters, Frijolita, Daisy, Jenny & Cisco. They don't do anything, except go over there & stand looking towards the open gate, they know one of us is going to come thru, looking for them. Jeesh........I guess she thinks we need the exercise.
The last couple of days Gus has been standing by the chicken pen which is over by the Burroland gate. He doesn't go with them, but waits until they come back & follows them across the big wash back to the pen area. He use to either be in his pen when John went out or would go into it as soon as he saw John. Guess that independent streak is branching out. That's OK, if you're going to chase 5, might as well chase 6......!!!!!! Actually it isn't much of a chase, you go over carrying a whip, find Tula, point with the whip & tell her to "GIT" & off she goes, trailing her little band behind her. What makes you want to wring her neck is as soon as she gets in her pen, she starts yelling like, "hurry up, where's the carrot, you're wasting my time"............!!!! LOL
In the morning the whole bunch including Tula are usually in Jenny's pen. That's where the sun shows up first in the early morning. As soon as they see John they start heading for their appropriate pens, at least most of them. What the difference is between morning & evening we haven't figured out yet, & probably won't.............!!! We're use to being on the deficit end of the thought process when dealing with donkeys......!!!!