CUTE BABY WITH MOMMA
It was 16 degrees this morning. I'm sure there are people in other parts of the country that get tired of hearing my whining, BUT.......... I'm a desert rat, I have neither the clothes or the thick blood for these temperatures and I'm not going to be silent about my displeasure........!!! LOL
The donkeys aren't willing to come in when it's cold. They find a spot that gets early morning sunshine and there they stand, no matter how many times John rings the bell. Usually we go ahead and feed the ones we have and then John goes out to rout the hold outs away from their nice warm spot. Tula is particularly irritating. She will ignore any efforts to get her to come in until the last minute. Then she will show up, run in her pen, turn around and start yelling at you. We haven't figured out if she is yelling to say, "here I am", or if she's yelling because her food isn't waiting for her. Grrr.....!!!
This morning Cisco didn't show up at all, even after everyone else had been fed. That was worrisome, Cisco usually doesn't go very far and shows up pretty quick. So John went out looking for him. Finally found him standing in a nice warm sunny spot. Cisco's got real bad legs from being a roping donkey in a roping school. He gets along pretty good, most of the time, but I would imagine these cold mornings make his legs hurt. He was moving pretty slow. Pepper's not walking much better. I'm sure they both have arthritis along with all their other problems.
John's started cutting up hay for Cheyenne again. For months all she's been getting is mush, but she started picking up little pieces of the other mini's hay when we'd let her out of her pen. So John is giving her a handful each feeding. All she does is chew it up and spit it out as little quids, but I guess she enjoys it. Someone comes along and eats them later................YUCK!
Still putting fly masks on about 6 of them that the flies bother. There aren't many flies left thank goodness, but the few still around prefer those donkeys eyes. I even had to put Cisco back on benedryl, his sheath got warm and he started scooting on it, which makes it bloody, etc, etc.........!!! Two days of benedryl and everything is good, well except for doctoring the scooting scrapes.