Bright & early in the morning, at least I hope bright & early, Georgette will arrive & our plan is to hit the road, since the drive will be about 700 miles to the San Angelo/Miles Texas area, & I'd like to get it done before midnight. So I will be out of touch until probably Tuesday.
I was almost talking my self out of going this afternoon. You know the baby was acting lethargic last night & the vet said give him an enema. Well he was doing the same thing today, with the rapid respiration, so I called the vet, & she didn't return my call. Called a new vet in Benson, but he wasn't in the area. I called the vet in Tucson my vet recommends if she isn't available, & he seems to think the little guy is too hot. Right now our weather is 100+ & humidity to boot. I guess the new ones have a hard time adjusting their body temperature. He recommended 1/2 OZ karo syrup & keeping him cool.............!!! Not that easy to do, the pen is wide open & if we put fans out there, it would probably take at least 4 to cover the area under cover, & even then he could just move out of the fan area, very easy.
I got on the Donkey Group & asked them for suggestions. They said spraying him with water often on his neck, chest, & belly helps a lot. So John has his marching orders & says he can do it.
I destroyed 2 fly masks today trying to build him one. It doesn't take much to show me how little I know about designing & sewing. The first one was an absolute disaster, in the trash it went. The 2nd one came out good enough I can put it on him, but it has it's problems. A friend from the donkey group has offered to make him one, but she's long distance, I offered to give her the measurements on the last one I did, haven't heard back from her.
I spent about 10 minutes twice today, sitting in a chair out there with them. Mocha is so cute, when I'm out there, she pushes him towards me, so I guess I'm part of the family.
Tonight when it started cooling off he started perking up. I went in the pen & here he came, ended up under my skirt, & trying to climb in my lap, except I was standing up. Hope he remembers me when I get back.