This morning we had friends over to see the donkeys. After they left, we got the pens cleaned, & let everyone out, except for Ruthie & Aaron. Even the mini mules went out with the herd, since they were out all day yesterday anyway. They are a hoot, every time they see you outside here they come to see if you "might" have a treat. Molly especially looks like she's had too many treats in her life, she's a chunky little girl. Jack is just about right, maybe a little heavy, it's hard to tell, they both are shaped exactly like Shetland ponies. Jack has a chest that looks like he could haul a tank out of a mud hole.....!!! I told John maybe it's time I learned to drive, get them a little wagon, with some eye catching harness........!!!! Hmmmmm, they sure would be cute. Right now they are busy, exploring & begging treats......!!! Don't think work is in their vocabulary.
Everyone was suppose to disperse away from the pen area, so we could let Ruthie & monster out. They dispersed, but as soon as Ruthie came out, they all came back to "see" him, which drives Ruthie absolutely crazy. She's actually not as bad as she was, he got in one of the pens with Frijolita one time which Frijolita thought was interesting. Ruthie was outside, read the situation, came in the gate, & just got between Aaron & Frijolita without having a hissy fit.
One of the couples that was here this morning saw him a couple of days after he was born. They said he's really grown, it's hard for us to tell since we see him day after day. If we had a scale I would imagine he's at least 25 pounds heavier than he was when he was born. That would be about a pound a day.
Justin as usual, tried to chase him. He did the same thing with Tucker when we first let him out. Mocha was less of a "helicopter" mom, Ruthie let Justin know he better find something else to do in a hurry..........& he did.