While we were gone to the walkathon Wednesday, Thelma let Mocha & Tucker out of their pen. Thelma has learned Gate Opening 101 very well.
Michelle was here & said the dogs were barking like crazy. She went out to see what was happening, & saw Rusty the white mule, chasing Tucker & of course Mocha was in the middle of it. Michelle said just about the time she figured out what was happening, Mocha ran into Rusty or Rusty ran in to Mocha & she ended up getting pushed into a cactus.
MIchelle managed to entice Mocha back into her pen & of course Tucker went with her. But she did have some stickers in her & in fact I pulled out a couple the next day. Tucker didn't seem any the worse for wear, thank goodness.
I don't think Rusty was trying to hurt him or anything, I would imagine he was fascinated & wanted to get a closer look. Of course that wouldn't set well with Mocha & she was probably trying to get Tucker away from him. Of course while all this was going on, Tucker is having a ball running around looking at all the new stuff he's never seen before, so she's also having to keep track of him.
In fact this morning, when John went out, Rusty & Quilla were standing outside Mocha & Tucker's pen, & Mocha, & Tucker were standing on the other side. Thelma was standing as close as she could in her pen. John said they were all just standing there enjoying the early morning sun, in a herd.
It seems like I'm getting a call or e-mail almost everyday from people trying to find a place for their donkey, for one reason or another. But no calls from people wanting to adopt. Wonder if & when things will be better?