|TURBO AND LINDA GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER. I GUESS SHE JUST REALIZED HOW BIG HIS EARS ARE........!!|
Yesterday morning when we all went out to gather up donkeys, one was missing, guess who? PANIC..........PANIC......!!!
Figured out pretty quick, where he got out, the fence across the big wash is a floating fence. That means the bottom although attached to T-posts, the posts aren't in the ground. When the wash runs it will take out a standard fence, it's amazing how powerful water can be, especially if it has downed trees and large limbs "riding the wave"........!!!
Over the years it's gotten loose from being buffeted when the wash runs. We never worried about it, our guys aren't fence challengers for the most part. Obviously Turbo was exploring and decided to see what was on the other side.
We all dispersed in different directions on different modes of transportation to find him. After ranging out almost to the paved road and both directions on Cattle Trail, the road below us, Linda saw him standing by one of the gates waiting to be let in........!!! He had some scratches on his front legs, but other than that he was ready for breakfast........!!! Lynn and Linda's hair will soon be as gray as John's and mine at this rate.!!! LOL
Lynn was in the wash all day yesterday with railroad ties, building a Turbo proof fence. So far, so good Turbo was running with Tula and her "A" team herd this morning. Hopefully freedom wasn't as much fun as he thought it would be......!!! LOL
Yesterday was fitting day for the donkeys. Jeanne and her husband Larry came out, Jeanne brought all her outfits and we started working with them. This is all a new experience, so basically we're making it up as we go along.
|JEANNE GETTING ORGANIZED, WITH HELP OF COURSE|
|QUILLA REALLY THINKS HE'S HELPING|
|FITTING QUILLA'S NECKTIE|
|JEANNE WITH 2 LITTLE LEPRECHAUNS, PEPSI AND JUSTIN|
|PEPSI SHOWING OFF HIS NEW HAT|
|LEDDY AND JEANNE SHOWING OFF HIS RAINBOW WITH A POT OF GOLD|
|BLACKJACK AND JEANNE ADJUSTING HIS BLANKET|
|LARRY WITH A NEW HAIR-DO, IT'S ACTUALLY ONE OF BLACKJACK'S LEGGINGS|
Of course we had to have a crisis in the process. We were in the mini pen working with the 2 little guys and all of a sudden Linda is yelling, that Leddy has tinsel in his mouth. Larry grabbed his mouth and started pulling it out. Linda ran her thumbs in the bare gums areas on each side of his mouth and Lynn came running from his fence building in the wash. I think they managed to get it all, at one time Lynn's arm looked like it was half way down poor Leddy's throat.
The tinsel was a lovely green color and I guess he thought it would taste good. I don't think he ever had a chance to taste it, they were all over him really quick. Years ago for Christmas John outlined the house with the little white lights and at the corners just had them hanging to the ground. BlackJack ate a whole string of them. I guess he got hold of the end and pulled it down. I watched him for a few days, checked poo piles and never saw any evidence of the wiring or the little lights. You would think after the first taste or two, they'd spit things like that out. I swear they are kin to goats, they will eat just about anything.
Thanks for the pictures Linda