Linda, Lynn and John just left with 2 stock trailers and 13 donkeys, headed for Tucson. They started rounding up in the dark and left in the dark. I watched from the courtyard and it actually went pretty good.
Of course that leaves 14 others still in their pens, and by now they are probably wondering when breakfast will be served. Actually it was served last night at bedtime, when they are usually let out to roam around all night.
Rather than figure out who is going to Tucson, who gets let out, and figuring out how to get everyone fed, the decision was made to leave everyone in all night and to feed them last night. It takes at least an hour for the donkeys to eat, so the humans would have had to get an hour earlier than the unearthly hour they had to get up at anyway.......!!
The ones that went to Tucson, will be distracted by the trip and once they get there they will have lots of attention to keep them distracted from the fact that they didn't really get breakfast. That leaves the 14 here with no distractions.
Tyler is coming in about an hour to work on feet, and after he gets done I'll let them out, and they will probably just wander off and self feed for the day. But in the meantime, they are letting me know that the routine schedule isn't being followed...... loudly......!! LOL
This is Rambo's first outing practicing as a racing burro. Linda said he did really well, and in the video he looks like he knows what he's doing. The swelling where he was kicked is going down and almost gone. So far no new wounds, so hopefully he's fitting in with the herd.
|A couple of ladies came out last week to visit the donkeys. This week they came back just to drop off a big jar of animal crackers for the kids with a nice note. This is the GOOD animal crackers.... LOL We usually just get the ones at Walmart.|
Some of Linda's recent pictures.....
|Cisco and Big Gus look like "brothers from another mother" except Big Gus is a lot bigger than Cisco|
|John handing out treat to the boys. You can tell the difference in size in this picture.|
|Mr Jasper has thinned down some, still has pones on his side, but they are getting smaller. And his feet don't seem to bother him as much. Too bad we didn't get a chance to help his mother.|
|Turbo and his "shadow" Link.......Link was in the trailer for the outing today. This will be his first time out in public. He's become quite the ham when people come out on tours, so I'm sure he'll have a good time.|
Lynn, Linda and the 4 dogs will be headed for California this week to sell Christmas trees. From the stories they've told, they are busy from the time they get there until the time they leave. It's a lot of work, but they are really good at multi-tasking and seem to handle it well.