Friday, January 05, 2018


BlackJack is NEVER EVER sick or off, he's never been seen by a vet and just does his thing, day after day, year in and year out.  Very low maintenance.......!!!  But for the last few days he's been getting antibiotics syringed down his throat twice a day for some sort of virus that is going around, I guess.  As of this morning 3 more are trying to share in the fun, although we haven't started them on meds yet.  I checked with Dr. Jeremy and he said there is something going around, although a lot of them are getting a high fever and cough, none of ours are doing that.  Mostly they sound like a cow when they try to bray and maybe breath a little funny.  

If a bunch of them get it whatever it is, this will be the first epidemic we've ever had here.  So I guess we shouldn't complain, except the timing is terrible.  We won't be going on our vacation, wouldn't be right to leave Linda with a bunch of sick donkeys.  We might still go up to a couple of the races, just to see what's going on, don't want to miss out completely..........LOL

Yesterday Lynn and Linda took Leo, one of their donkeys and Justin one of the minis out for a short run.  They went over to visit with Jorgia, a neighbor and Linda took a great picture of Jorgia and her "fur" kids.  

Banana and George have obviously been around donkeys before, they didn't act like idiots when the donkeys showed up

This is a cute little video Linda did of Justin, practicing his burro racing technique.  He loves to pretend to be a racer and Linda encourages him.  They've been talking about Justin and Colorado in the same sentence........Hmmmm............since he actually belongs to Courtney, she  trims the donkey's feet, might have to clear it with her first.  If they did race him, as a mini he wouldn't have to wear a pack saddle and weight.  Who knows maybe he would get rid of the "jello" sides if he got a little more exercise....!!!   Poor Boaz and Quilla, they probably thought they had the inside line on being part of the Colorado gang, since they went last summer.  Wonder how many donkeys you can actually put in a 4 horse stock trailer?   We might find out by summer..........LOL

Linda has been putting a GPS on Gus to see how far he walks in a day, his top speed, all sorts of information.  He needs to get some muscle on his scrawny butt, and Dr. Jeremy said exercise might help.  So far he's walking over a mile a day, doesn't sound like much, but he's doing it on his own, without us deciding how much or when, so that's a good thing.

Ready for action

I'm not sure what all that means, but after he wears it a few days, she is going to compile the information and also draw a map, so we will know where he goes.  

Monday, January 01, 2018


Well we survived the new year's celebration I guess.  We're are such party animals, Lynn and Linda came over before 9am to watch the ball drop in New York 3 hours early.  That's when we found out there's only 2 hours difference instead of 3, so no ball drop until 10pm our time.  So we drank our grape juice, Linda and John went out to let the donkeys out and we all went to bed.  LOL  

Gus wishes everyone a Happy New Year, complete with bubbles

Cisco wanted to celebrate too

Little Cheyenne didn't want to be left out.  She is so cute and sweet looking, but we all know better.  She can be a bad girl when she thinks some of the other donkeys are getting more attention than she is. 

I don't know if Coquette was making a social statement on the new year or not. 

Turbo and Leddy joining in the fun.  Linda loves to dress up the donkeys and dogs for every holiday and the animals seem to enjoy it.  

Courtney and Dr. Jeremy came out yesterday at the same time, to evaluate Rosie and figure out what would be the best way to trim her.  Just a little bit of trimming and she seems a little better this morning  She had been getting better the last few days, so don't know if the trimming help or if it is just the natural healing of the problem.  Either way we will keep her on bute for awhile, and hopefully she will get back to normal.  She's actually always been gimpy off and on, probably because of being fed alfalfa and sweet feed and plenty of it,  for most of her life.  And carrying extra weight, that just won't go away.

The last few days BlackJack's voice had changed, he sounded like he'd been hanging out with cows and learning their language.  Dr. Jeremy thought he might have gotten kicked or compressed his throat thru a fence or something enough to irritate it.  

After Dr. Jeremy left, BJ started wheezing and seemed a little lethargic.  Now he's on SMZ's for 7-10 days.   I checked with Dr. Jeremy first, it sure is nice having a vet available to ask questions, rather than having to make decisions on my own.